Published on May 19th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


PS Spraka (Spice Mill) Hack

Materials: IKEA PS SPRAKA Spice Mill Black Qty 3

Description: Inspired by the modern design aesthetic of Marcel Wanders‘ New Antiques Collection and Front Design Group’s IKEA PS SVARVA Lamp, I realized that there is really Great design in Ikea’s latest Collection. So I decided to apply my own spin and create a coffee table.

1) Qty 3 Ikea PS Spraka Spice Mills in Black
2) One 33 inch round by 1 inch thick white laminate top
3) One 36 inch round Ogee edged glass top
4) 2 feet by 2 inch unfinished wood crown molding with a slight angle cut into 8 inch pieces (The angle helps to tilt the Spice Mills out just a bit to take the table from ordinary to inspired.)
5) Three 2 1/2 inch wood or mdf screws
6) Twelve 1 inch wood or mdf screws
7) Three clear silicone self-adhesive bumpers
8) 120 grit sand paper
9) Gorilla Glue
10) Permanent Black Marker

1) Pre-drill one hole in each spice mill 1 1/2 inches from the bottom end of the mill. Drill at approximately 60 degree angle in order for the drill bit to exit near the center of the base. Touch up drill holes with the permanent marker. (You will have to allow for countersinking the screws)

2)Take the 3 – 8 inch pieces of crown molding and center them on the bottom of the Spice Mills, apply a little glue if you like. Then take 2 – 1 inch screws and attach the molding angle side down to the spice mills.

3) Measure and mark placement of each of the 3 Spice Mills on the underside of the white table top.

4) Now sand the laminate table where attaching the three 8 inch pieces of crown molding. Apply a line of glue to molding then place them unfinished side down and screw into place with 2 – 1 inch screws equally spaced. Then secure each leg with a 2 1/2 inch screw into the bottom of the laminate table.

5) Leave table upside down to allow for the glue to dry.

6) Invert newly constructed table, mark placement of the silicone bumpers and attach them.

7) Place the 36″ clear glass top inverted on the table.

~ john b

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Jules Yap

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15 Responses to PS Spraka (Spice Mill) Hack

  1. Katia says:

    Oh, and beautiful hack btw

  2. Katia says:

    I want that discontinued lamp! Also thinking of buying the spice mill anyone know if its good? Cheers

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very nice job! The lamp is great but the table is fantastic. Please do post more!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The lamp is part of ikeas ps collection. Svarva lamp. It’s what inpired the coffee table

    John b

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love the table and love the white floor lamp in the background…is the lamp a hack too, or where can I find one?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Lol that’s what I was afraid of. Not really being critiqued, but more so being addicted to blogging, praise and criticism. I may very well have to post more.

    John b

  7. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Wow, this is pretty! And yes, you should post your other hacks! We’d love to see them to boost your ego or shatter your dreams!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Sorry. On a whim I submitted it as a hack. So I don’t have loads of before and after pics. Thank you all for the compliments. Maybe I should post my other ikea hacks.

    John B

  9. Anonymous says:

    this is pretty! i need better pictures of the construction though.

  10. eva says:

    this is so genious and gorgeous that makes me want to run to ikea in the middle of the night (it is 1:00 a.m. in Paris)

  11. Anonymous says:

    definitely in the top3 of all hacks on this site!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Simply great ! i’m impressed !

  13. wwax says:

    Great hack. I love the table and 10 out of 10 for imaginative use of pepper mills. Very classy looking.

  14. Anonymous says:

    One of the best hacks I’ve seen here. Very original and attractive. I’m moist. –Ed

  15. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic job!
    It’s a beautiful table, one of a kind, really nice!

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