Monday, March 01, 2010
Bench and coffee table in one
This is an Ikea hack I made some time ago. As I'm not a big fan of couch tables - and a very big fan of putting your feet up high when sitting on the couch. Though I write a cook blog, I am generally a creative and crafty person: I write, I sew and crochet and I occasionally build my own furniture.
My "coffee table" consists of an Ikea zebra bench (I think it's out of range now, it was in the office department), a white version of Flort remote control pocket and 2 simple U-shaped tables made out of plywood from the hardware store.
For the U-shaped red tables, I went to the hardware store with the measurements of the zebra bench. There, I had sets of plywood cut in the exact right size, bought metal brackets, Spax screws and red acrylic paint - and built those U-shapes at home in an afternoon. Now those little tables can be removed from or repositioned on the zebra bench - and each table has the exact size for a laptop or an A4 paper plus some room for a cup or a glass.
After that, I cut the straight part off the Flort remote pocket so that all was left were the pockets themselves. Some stitches to prevent the fabric from unravelling and then I pinned it with lots of fixing pins to the short end of the zebra bench. Now the remotes have their home."
- Modular coffee table
- Retractable Lack coffee table