You Don't Need Power Tools to Do This Easy IKEA Hack Featuring Cane

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

There's no denying that cane furniture is having a moment. (See gorgeous evidence here, here, here, here, and here.) This boho decor trend is all over our Instagram feeds and it's giving us ALL the feels. If you haven't already invested in some cane pieces, this DIY may be just the push you need. Our latest IKEA hack is a Besta storage unit with an airy Scandifornian vibe. Best of all? This makeover is so easy you don't even need your power tools.

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Our Besta combination is comprised of one double and one single frame joined together, but you can mix and match the storage combinations to suit your space.

Step 1

Measure the height and width of the smaller recessed panel on the Hanviken doors using a tape measure. (We've used the 23 5/8-inch-by-25 1/4-inch Hanviken doors, so our internal panel measured 19 inches by 20 3/4 inches)

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 2

Unroll your cane webbing. If it's very stiff, you can first soak it in warm water for 20 minutes.

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 3

Grab a pencil and mark out the measurements of the inner Hanviken panel onto your cane. You're going to cut the cane to measure the exact same size, so be careful that you don't make it any smaller. (It's always better to cut a little too big and have to trim it slightly later.)

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 4

Using scissors, cut out the cane panel.

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 5

Next, cover the recessed door panel with a layer of strong adhesive.

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 6

Place your cane panel firmly onto the glue.

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Weigh it down with some books or heavy objects while the glue dries.

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Once dry, you can hang the doors onto the Besta frames to finish!

IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke
IKEA Besta Cane Makeover
credit: Caroline Burke

Caroline Burke

Caroline Burke

Content creator and brand new mum, Caroline studied fine art before launching her blog burkatron which has been an outlet for her love of DIY and design ever since!