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If you put it together right, IKEA’s Frosta is a simple, basic stackable stool. But if you put it together wrong — and if you’re willing to do a little extra sawing, drilling, and 3D printing — it’s a cute, durable kid-sized bicycle.

This redesign is the work of Samuel Bernier and Andreas Bhend, both long-time IKEA hackers. They have step-by-step instructions for their epic collaboration on Instructables, along with IKEA-style cartoon instructions made by Bhend.

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Andreas Bhend

So if you have $15, some tools, and access to a 3D printer, you can make an awesome stoolbike! And if you have tools and a 3D printer but not $15, you should just go to a yuppie friend’s house and steal his stool.