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Ikea camera dolly hack

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Ikea camera dolly hack

I love this DIY camera dolly track, built from a $15 “Ivar” Ikea shelving “side unit.”

A few days ago, I found out that the Ivar “wooden ladder” was perfect to use it as rails for my cinema dolly! I can now make some nice sequence shots with this 18€ (USD$15) accessory from Ikea.

[Thanks, Tim Tate!]

Ivar loves Dolly

6 thoughts on “Ikea camera dolly hack

  1. wikityler says:

    18€ is actually about $26USD. A 2x2x8 at the local lumber yard is $2.39, so unless Ivar is 40 feet long, it’s hardly a deal.

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    The Ivar Side Unit is $15 in the US Ikea catalog. I checked.

  3. kojjan says:

    Me and some friends built a camera dolly from an old pram, a wooden plank and the remains of a table lamp as an articulated arm for the camera. It actually worked pretty well. No snazzy tracks though.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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