If you are lucky enough to live near an Ikea, you are likely familiar with the Gorm. This handy-dandy little shelving unit is ideal for organizing your pantry, basement or college dorm room – or your music gear. Inspired by a DIY tutorial (and the prospect of saving money), my husband recently crafted his own guitar effects pedal board from a $5 Gorm shelf. (And just what the heck is a guitar effects pedal board, you ask? I wasn't sure either. It's apparently exactly what it sounds like: a portable board that holds guitar effects pedals.) He made a few cuts, then reassembled the shelf pieces in a new configuration. The individual pedals are attached to the board with two-inch-wide Velcro, and there's a power adapter affixed to the back of the board to plug them into. He added a few finishing touches, like a handle and rubber feet. Ikea Hackers has loads of fantastic ideas for modifying the company's products. I think it's a testament to the versatility of the products – and the ingenuity of crafty folks. Although you'd be cutting it close for time, this project would make a great Father's Day gift for any dad who loves to rock. I, however, will have to find something else to make for my apparently crafty husband – perhaps this Gorm guitar shelf?