Published on August 11th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker16
Double decker Frosta side table with integrated lighting
Materials: Frosta Stool x 2, Antifoni Work Lamp, Angle Brackets x 4, Cord Tidy x 2
Description: Using a couple of Frosta stools and an Antifoni lamp, I’ve created a Frosta side table with a built in light.
I wanted an small side table with a lamp on it – however simply placing a lamp on top was going to take up far too much valuable surface space.
The Antifoni lamp was perfect for my needs, as the lamp base and arm are detachable – and the arm can easily be inserted into a hole drilled into the Frosta top. For best results, drill a hole in line with a leg, as you’ll be able to secure the lamp power cable to the leg later.
Just remember not to drill the hole too wide, as you’ll want the lamp to be a secure fit (though if you do – a length of insulation wrapped a few times around the arm before being inserted into the drilled hole will help). Once in place, you’ll be able to swivel the arm freely.
The lower shelf, from a second Frosta stool, is secured in place using four angle brackets, one for each leg.
A couple of cord tidies stuck on the back of one leg to keep the power cable neat and out of sight, and you’re done!
(And in case anyone is wondering, the headphones are on a couple of superb Sieveking Sound Omega headphone stands – details here)
~ Steve, Sydney, Australia