Published on December 9th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


The bench, the bag and the Snudda

Raquel and Oscar from Bilbao, Spain, send us a trio of hacks. I’m pretty taken by the bench, composed from Lack side tables and Adel drawer fronts. Nice one. If you have a tight corner, this is definitely a solution you can consider.

Kitchen bench
Bench for the kitchen, made with four Lack side tables (4,99€ x 4 units= 19,96€), covered with Ädel drawer fronts taken from the as-is section (0,50€ x 44 units = 22,00€). Everything fixed with carpenter’s glue and small metal squares. All the set for 41,96 €. Very cheap!! The back is topped with ceramic mosaic.

Carved Snudda
The Snudda lazy susan, carved by my father. Smart!

Reusable shopping bag
From the Elisabet fabric, hand sewn.

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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".

14 Responses to The bench, the bag and the Snudda

  1. Susan says:

    It’s been a few years since this was posted. Does the bench still hold up? Has anyone tried it? Great site! Just discovered it in 2012.

  2. Anonymous says:

    How did you install the small metal square for the back area?

  3. Anonymous says:

    That bench is awesome; great job!

    Would you be willing to give a tutorial or instructions of any kind for how you built the bench?

  4. ifyouonlyknew says:

    Hi there! wonderful hack, do you happen to have pictures of the back and bottoms of the lack table bench? Just to get an idea how you secured everything? thanks!

  5. Its unique design among all the other choices. You must popularize it in market perspective too.
    “Decorate Your Living Room Beauty of Your living room affects your home beauty as a whole.”
    Thanks for the furniture ideas.


  6. oscar says:

    The bench is sturdy enough if the Lack tables are fixed between them and to the wall. They resist vertical weights without problem.

    And: Yes, i will share the pattern, but give me some time to make the drawing. Now i’m working on a new bag (Shopping Bag 1.2v, jaja).

  7. Jen says:

    How sturdy is the bench? I don’t trust sitting on a Lack table! :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Que bonito!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great job!!! Would you be willing to share the pattern/method for sewing the shopping bag? I’m a beginner at sewing….

  10. Rosa says:

    Chulísimo el banco!! Y tu padre un manitas…

  11. Oscar says:

    Here Oscar: My father teaches wood carving at a cultural center, and I can assure carved Snudda has become a classic. Everyone wants to make one!!

  12. hexentanz says:

    Wow! Amazing!

  13. majeral says:

    wow you have some talent in your family!! Your Dad should make and sell the lazy susan!!

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