The missing link in IKEA’s range. Why? We inherited a cat that shredded our furniture, apart from a 20-year-old IKEA POÄNG armchair, with no cat resistant seating products on the market, we decided to buy 2 additional POÄNG armchairs, we went for the new range that come with a blue/grey wash on the woodwork and a hideous faded yellow seat support (that shows when the chairs are sat upon).
Upon the success of the chairs (cat resistant) and re-visiting IKEA, we were dismayed to find that no matching sofas were available and that led me to this IKEA hacking site where I saw the previously modified, 2-seater (POÄNG2). Personally, I didn’t like the shock absorber addition or the fact that that the front cross members were set behind the chair legs, that led me to give it a go.
IKEA Items Used:
- 3 x POÄNG armchairs
- 3 x Seat covers
Other Materials Used:
- 12 x 6mm roofing bolts (50mm length) zinc finish with a domed head
- 12 x 6mm captive nuts (photo)
- Liquid Nails (bonding agent)
- 1M of 10mm threaded rod cut into 4 sections
- 3 pieces of a sacrificial table cloth (optional)
- 4 x wall plugs (optional)
- A staple gun with staples
- A hammer
- An electric drill with various sizes of drill bit
- A hacksaw with several blades
- 2 flat screwdrivers one long and one short
- 1 clamp that I used to press the spiked captive nuts into the frame
- Tape measure
- Vernier calliper (measuring device)
- Set Square
- A pencil and eraser
- I also used a lot of luck and determination <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/72×72/1f60a.png" alt="