Published on April 22nd, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Table vase

Materials: VIKA FURUSKOG 2000×600

Description: Flower vase in the table as if flower comes out from VIKA FURUSKOG.

  1. Used Mayonnaise bottle lid on the under surface of table with screw.
  2. Drill a hole in table and lid.
  3. Fill water on the bottle.
  4. Screw bottle.

Only 5 minutes.

~ Tomokazu Hayakawa, Tokyo,Japan.

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40 Responses to Table vase

  1. Pingback: El misterio de la flor | Vivir Hogar

  2. Anonymous says:

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  3. Mio says:

    Love it! It looks so designer expensive and yet simple – marvellous idea!

  4. aishy says:

    Table vase instead of flower vase is really nice idea……

  5. Very inspirational, I am looking at all kinds of things in my house where this hack could be applied. Thanks for sharing.
    On a side note, why is the girl in the picture depressed/sleeping? She does not like flowers in her table?

  6. m says:

    I did this today, it was incredibly easy and beautiful. thanks!

  7. Karen says:

    That’s interesting…

    Actually, it’s kind of cool. Definitely a conversation starter.

  8. Hamma says:

    As far as putting something larger in the centre of the table, if you wanted to keep the piece that is cut out you would just have to cut at an angle (like when you carve a pumpkin) so it will still sit in place when there is no plant in the hole.

    Great hack – very simple, very beautiful!

  9. Terry says:

    “this is so lovely. it’s simple but smart. finally something on this blog that isn’t just some shelving unit covered in decoupage and used as a catbox. keep up the good work.”

    TOTALLY agree with you on the catbox thing. It seems cats always win when it comes to teh internets.

    But forreals though. This is “Muji” like in it’s simplistic beauty. Gotta love the japanese aesthetic.

  10. Anonymous says:

    You could drill through the table and then glue a mason jar ring to the underside. That way you could see just where to glue and you wouldn’t have to drill through the lid, too. Maybe you don’t mind drilling through the lid, but to me it’s sort of klugey, I don’t know why. I love the look, but I think my husband would kill me if I drilled a hole in any of our tables!

  11. anja says:

    so japanese…

  12. Anonymous says:

    @”an alternative”:


    A wonderful hack as well.

  13. Clare says:

    What a brilliant yet simple idea!

  14. Sevastopol says:

    It’s great!! very nice )

  15. sigrid says:

    way cool!

  16. Anonymous says:

    brilliant… so amazed!

  17. Steph says:

    Awesome! What a great idea!

  18. Dallas says:

    @wholesale handbag, I’m assuming he has the lid glued to the bottom of the table and the glass can unscrew from the lid, so you can add water.

    I think is a fun hack!

  19. very nice and space saving and beautiful too.

  20. flower looks good, but there is no place to put water. haha flower might die..

  21. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome! Great idea

  22. Anonymous says:

    this is so lovely. it’s simple but smart. finally something on this blog that isn’t just some shelving unit covered in decoupage and used as a catbox. keep up the good work.

  23. joana says:

    it surely depends on your taste and sensibility, lilnick. maybe you should drill a two-levels-hole (i mean like that it’s not falling on the ground), and not throw the part your cutting(may be sawing the correct word?), like that you can use the circle to close the hole when you don’t have a plant in it. lavender and chamomille to me are too big in a centerpiece: you may need a rectangular shaped living plant.
    why not hack like that a gueridon, or a kitchen trolley or island or peninsula, and plant some rosemary or sauge…..
    or….why not hack a hack? (sorry i cannot find the link) do you remember that little kitchen cabinet coming from four lack bedside table and a top? it was a perfect sidetable, an helping surface in your kitchen, and if you drill it….

  24. LilNick says:

    I like this idea but don’t like cut flowers, I wonder if a similar result could be obtained with a larger screw top vessel, a larger hole in the table and a living plant in potting compost.

    I imagine a bush growing out of the table like a permanent centrepiece.

    Ideally something like lavender or chamomile.

  25. ampm says:

    What a great idea. I love how simple it is to do, and how elegant it looks.

  26. arerain says:

    what an idea! i like it

  27. Anonymous says:

    GENIAL!! Und wenn die Blume raus ist, völlig unauffällig!

  28. Anonymous says:

    i love this. i am going to try this w/ the doubled up lack tables.

  29. benoit says:

    So easy and yet so creative! Love it.

  30. Wow, top notch! Love it!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely brilliant!

  32. Lise says:

    That is just brilliant! I accidently drilled a hole in my Lacktable and it makes a very nice pencilholder, but this is a way better use of a hole!

  33. Anonymous says:

    As it says:

    Materials: VIKA FURUSKOG 2000×600

    Description: Flower vase in the table as if flower comes out from VIKA FURUSKOG.

  34. Jen says:

    This is an absolutley fantastic hack.

  35. Anonymous says:

    does anyone know what table that is and where it’s from? it’s great and i absolutely would like to own one of these….

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