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Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


LACK side tables go to new heights!

Materials: Two IKEA Lack side tables.

Description: I took two Lack side tables (that are far too short for any normal side table purpose) and stacked them on top of each other. I shortened the legs on the bottom side table so that my stacked tables would be just the exact right height for a nightstand next to our bed. I hot glued the bottom of the legs from the top table to the top of the bottom table. It made a lovely nightstand with a bottom shelf. At $7.99 a pop for Lack side tables, I thought was a pretty cheap semi-custom-ish solution. :)

~ Christie DeSilva

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21 Responses to LACK side tables go to new heights!

  1. Yvonne Engelman says:

    How high is the table, as you’ve made it?

  2. Preparing for Peanut says:

    GREAT idea! These table are WAY too low. I will be doing this hack. And for the people asking about cutting the legs, I bet a hack saw will do the trick :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have the same question as above, how did you cut the legs shorter?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Probably a stupid question but.. how did you cut the legs? Saw?

  5. Ve from Ottawa says:

    Super idea! So simple and yet elegant. I’ll make two! 7.99 x 4 = 31.96$ for two nightstands… not bad eh?!

  6. Just Chimmy says:

    I bought a black Lack table for my living room and it’s too short. I thought about buying new legs for it Home Depot or something. I do love the idea of stacking them.

  7. Christie DeSilva says:

    @Fraulein N…the comfortor itself has only been washed once. It says to use a commercial washer and dryer. I have a commercial capacity and it washed fine. No buttons came off. We’ve had it maybe three months? and have 1-4 of our kiddos in bed by the end of the night. Tufts or buttons haven’t popped off…yet. However, it slightly scorched even on the low setting in the commericial capacity dryer. UGH! It made the fabric hard and a little bit shiny in a couple of spots. Not too bad for my fairly un-picky’ness, but irritating none-the-less. It is NOT a duvet cover, just an all out comforter, which makes it trickier to watch because of it’s sheer size (king).

  8. I often wondered why IKEA never made Lack to a proper height for end table/night stand use. Glad you make it work!

  9. Fraulein N says:

    Sort of off-topic, but do you mind if I ask: how is that bedding holding up? We bought something from WalMart and all the little pleats fell apart.

    I do love the Lack hack. Simple but effective.

  10. Gwynne says:

    I bought one table. Once I got it home, I discovered it was way too low next to my living room furniture. So, I bought another table. I have been procrastinating on about the project of stacking them. But, now I’m very motivated! Thanks for sharing the great photo! I love IKEA! LOL!

    This might also be a good cheap solution for my boyfriend’s office. He needs storage! HA!

    … Also, I love your bedroom colors! My master bedroom is the same colors! Not to feminine for my boyfriend either! :)

  11. Elizabee says:

    This is the most awesome and creative idea ever. I have passed on those tables for that exact reason. Too short! Now I will definitely scoop them up!

  12. Christie DeSilva says:

    Thanks for the nice comments. So simple, easy, and cheap. The hot-glue is holding up just fine. :)

    The bedding is from Target, as is the brown and white throw pillow.

    • FYI…two years later…the hot glue does not hold. ;) Screwing them together with hardware is a much better idea for long term use. Of course, these tables are so cheap and such junk, that the finish will be up before the hot glue wears out. ;)

  13. Anonymous says:

    Can I ask where the bedspread is from?

  14. Piscine says:

    You can even take this further by using three or more to make a tower shelf – mix or match the finishes to suit your taste.

  15. Ginger says:

    Very nice. Those LACK tables are soooo versatile!!!
    Also, I LOVE your bedding! Where is it from?

  16. Anonymous says:

    I love the simple ones that seem so obvious afterwards. Great work.

  17. may says:

    great idea! I love it. may I ask where your bedding is from?

  18. Shayne says:

    This is awesome! I have been obsessing over nightstands for a month now – white, modern, cheap. Thanks for the great idea! How is the hot glue holding up so far?

  19. foggue says:

    Hi there.
    I had the same idea but i didn´t go on.
    Now that i see the final result i´ll do the same.
    It´s a very good idea.

  20. KG Style says:

    This is a perfect idea and what’s better is that these side tables are so inexpensive. I love it.

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