Personalise your IKEA Metod Kitchen

Create the plywood kitchen of your dreams with a realistic budget

Introducing our IKEA Hack collection!

We have created a range of plywood doors, drawer fronts, cover panels and kicks for you to order easily online.

Instant prices, lots of options, and samples to help you decide, this might just be the easiest way to achieve your new dream plywood kitchen!

How does it work?

Working directly with IKEA, design your new kitchen with their online kitchen planner, or get extra help with their kitchen experts - they can even come to your home for a design consult!

Once you have your design finalised, head over to our IKEA Hack collection in our online store. You will find all the doors, drawer fronts, cover panels and kicks to match to the IKEA Metod cabinets in your finished design.

When you're ready to order your Plywood fronts and accessories, the easiest way to make sure you have the right sizes to match your IKEA Metod cabinets, is to jump into your IKEA kitchen planner design, and turn on the doors. It doesn't matter which doors you choose, as this is all about giving you a list of door and drawer sizes.

Then, simply match the sizes for all the doors and drawer fronts listed in your IKEA Home Planner Printout, to the plywood versions from our IKEA Hack collection!

To avoid getting muddled, complete your design with IKEA before you start purchasing your So Watt plywood elements.
The key to a successful DIY project is one step at a time!

How to DIY your kitchen with IKEA and So Watt


Consider the lead times from IKEA, So Watt and your appliances supplier before booking an installer or locking in your renovation schedule.


Save a copy of the 'Parts List' from the IKEA Kitchen Planner with your placeholder parts to use as your shipping list from the So Watt collection online.


Use the online IKEA Kitchen Planner to brainstorm the layout of your Metod kitchen, with doors, drawer fronts and cover panels included as placeholders for now.


Now remove your placeholder parts (doors, drawer fronts etc) and place your order with IKEA for the Metod cabinets, Utrusta hinges, Maximera drawers and any other IKEA accessories.


Decide whether you are using our fill strips between cabinets, and consider your handle style and placement across all doors and drawer fronts.


Head to the So Watt website and use your earlier list of placeholder parts to help you purchase all the corresponding doors, drawre fronts, cover panels, kicks and fill strips.

Get inspiration

We all love a Pinterest board, but what about some inspiration direct from the biggest fans of plywood and future makers of your new kitchen (that's us by the way).

  • Our Collection

Our furniture shows off lots of colour combinations, material options and handle styles. Cruise through our online store for inspiration direct from the source!

  • Project Portfolio

For some extra context, take a tour of our projects portfolio. These are custom commissions at a larger scale and give you a sense of plywood joinery en-mass.

Buying it thoughtfully

Too much furniture is made with a short-term lifespan, ending up in council tips and landfill.

We believe in the ‘buy it once’ philosophy, where a thoughtfully made and selected piece can be repurposed multiple times for different settings.

We also design each piece for disassembly and separation of materials for eventual recycling, modularity or repurposing in a different function. If none of these options are viable, we collaborate with Reverse Garbage and other up-cycling companies to find a second life for our creations.

We care to work only with low-toxin, ethically sourced materials, minimising harm to the health of our team, our clients and that of the environment we all share.

“So Watt studio was on the ball from the start, helping me with my market stall fitout. Everyone who passed my stall loved the final product. I would not hesitate to work with them again. ”

— Priya Kaul, Badaam

“There isn’t anything these guys can’t manage, build, install, produce or make happen - all the way with a smile on their face - big ups to Sophie & Jono.”

— Anne-Maree Sargeant, Founder, Authentic Design Alliance

“Sophie, Jonathan and the So Watt team are, in every way, delightful. Do not be misled by the simplicity of this statement: on the basis of an ambitious project with clearly defined commercial parameters, we were in every way delighted by the way in which the industrial design exercise was conceptualised, planned, managed, executed and supported.”

— Joel Kaufman, Director Bloomingdales

“We were blown away the ease in which we could collaborate with Sophie and the So Watt production team. Dynamic, precise, reliable and clearly love what they do. This is a team that is outcomes and solution focused”

— Matt Gollan, Director, Reactivate Consulting

“We recently completed a renovation of a home office studio with So Watt in Annandale, NSW. It was a tricky space with sharp angled walls and tight openings.
Sophie and Jonathan brought an extensive understanding of plywood to this project that assisted us to achieve a quality piece of joinery to suit the needs of the client.
They assisted in workshopping ideas and were very accommodating to assist with site visits to work in with the client. It was a pleasure to work with them and we hope to collaborate again in the future.”

— - Louise Walsh, Principal, Louise Walsh Interior Design

“So Watt did such an amazing job with our kitchen island – couldn't be happier with the outcome. It's beautifully crafted, and their signature style and materials give it an elevated, contemporary look. They were a pleasure to work with throughout the process.”

— Hanne, Bondi Beach

“I highly recommend So Watt Design Studio. They designed bespoke bar chairs and other furniture items for me that have exceeded my expectations. They were a pleasure to deal with from the original briefing conversation, through design and installation.”

— Kirsty, Bondi Beach

“Sophie and Jono were fantastic. Very responsive, helped tailor the design to our needs and the space, and remained adaptive along the way. The result exceeded our expectations.”

— Simon, Alexandria