Published on March 2nd, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Plenty from Lack

Suphi and Ebrar are from Istanbul and they love hacking Ikea stuff. Pretty ingeniously too. Buy two items get three. Not bad at all.

They say, “We had one Lack coffee table and another Lack TV Bench. We bought them before moving in and later realized that they were too big and unfunctional for our house. Main colours that we use in our house are white and red. And a little bit purple. Anyway, here’s what we did.

This is Lack TV Bench that we will hack.

Here we go!

We will need one Vika Lerberg red.

And one Vika Curry, red!


Ta daaa!

Add more ikea stuff…


But not finished… This is the Lack Coffee Table we will use!

And Vika Curry of course…

Hacking again…

Ta daaa!

These are the pieces left from the Lack TV Bench.

They are going to be…

The exact coffee table we wanted for ourselves. We won’t use it right there, of course.

One desk, one dining table and a coffee table from just two items.Not bad, huh?”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

10 Responses to Plenty from Lack

  1. egyphoto says:

    very nice ………..amazing

  2. tuğba says:


  3. mermaid says:

    thanx a lot for the comments:)
    you can also visit my blog or send an email if you need help:)

    [email protected]

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like this, great lateral thinking! I have just bought the Vika Curry but the legs are so hard to screw in – I have given up for the moment :(


  5. Mrs. Wacky says:

    Oh dear, love love love the Lack series, and the table with the Vika leg is excellent – might try this one for myself! Thanks for a great post!

  6. martin says:

    you have cool blog, good content. special good explain your works. thanx a lot.

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    good luck to you!

  7. zss says:

    Cool!! I’m luvin it~

  8. Robj98168 says:

    Very good ideas. I especially like the desk you made. Very good use of something to make something else- you guys were thinking

  9. Adam Snider says:

    Not exactly “3 items from 2″ since you need to buy the Vika items, but still a cool hack.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Very well done, clever use of re-purposing those items to suit your needs, and w/ your sense of style too! Also really liked the pics you included of the process~

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