Broder

Published on May 25th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Tableformer





Materials: Lack, Broder

Description: My son finally deserved a desk. He’s a Transformer fan, and I had some Lack shelves to be recycled. The structure is made of Broder rails and cantilevers, the desk itself with the shelves, silver and red, in perfect “transformer style”. The height of the working surfaces can be changed following child growth.

I bonded the shelves toghether with a screw bar tightened by nuts. Note how the bar fits in an existing channel (if you ever mounted a Lack you know what it’s for), so you don’t have to drill much. Then I screwed the shelves to the cantilever. The result is sturdy enough, I climbed on the desk just to check. The front edge has capped nuts, and it looks pretty neat.

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~ Andy War

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3 Responses to Tableformer

  1. jo says:

    doesn’t look that stylish, but it’s functional enough for sure!! no unuseful fancyness, only the sturdiness you deserve!
    great!

  2. Anonymous says:

    looks great, what a lucky kid!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Interesting that you talk about changing the height of the table when your son has a Tripp Trapp chair. Why not set the desk top at normal table height (approx 72-74cm) and adjust the Tripp Trapp instead? After all, that’s the way the Tripp Trapp is designed to work, and it works best when adjusted for standard table height.

    For best comfort, shorted the seat depth to no more than 2/3-3/4 of thigh length, and lower the footrest to the point where he can just reach it when sitting right back against the back rest. (i.e. don’t have it high enough to raise his knees above the height of the seat, or so low he can’t reach it.)

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