The self-taught Belgian hobby woodworker of tchiksguitars, who previously built a guitar out of a beautiful Sapele wood shelf, looked to the Scandinavian furniture giant IKEA for the materials for his next musical build. Not only did he use built-it-yourself shelves, but also a chair, a chopping board, and a baby’s crib to make a minimalist hollow body electric guitar that features wooden knobs and a beautiful treble clef design.
I think it sounds okay for a guitar made out of shelves, a chair and a baby cot.
He calls this his “Ultimate IKEA Hack”. And the specific name for the guitar is Vecnå.
The guitar started out as a joke. I remember going upstairs and telling my wife “I’m gonna make a guitar out of Zoé’s old bed”. She rolled her eyes to the ceiling and asked me “why”. Then I immediately thought “This is the way”. …Why Vecna you might ask ? Well, why not. I think it’s suiting for some reason.
Here are the materials used for the build.
Neck : STUVA cot
Body: HENRIKSDAL chair, LACK shelf
Fretboard: MÅLERÅS picture ledge
Knobs: APTILIG chopping board
Jack output plate: LILANGEN door handle
Strap buttons: KALLAX insert knob
24 frets – Lace Alumitone pickup – Split coil push/push (turns on an LED when engaged)