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Published on October 12th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Lack bench/lounger

Materials: Lack coffee tables

Description: This is a bench made from the ubiquitous “Lack” coffee table. We had several kicking around and I found the rest for $4-6 a piece on Craigslist.

Each one is cut in two, filled with expanding insulation foam and covered with latex paint (for waterproofing).

The uniform locations where the legs screw in make perfect pilot holes for drilling out a section from each corner. Two steel rods (3/4 inch) slide right through the holes and support the whole thing.

The backrest (and rear slanted detail) is made of the tables’ legs screwed right into one another.

See more of Charles’ Lack bench lounger.

~ Charles Crawford, San Diego

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Jules Yap

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9 Responses to Lack bench/lounger

  1. Pingback: 15 Ideas for a Sitting Bench Under a Window - Decoholic

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Charles Crawford says:

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone. If you’re interested in my studio’s other work, it’s on our site, at

    Also, you can buy some of our stuff at

  4. Anonymous says:

    My cousin rocks!

  5. IKEA Spotter says:

    I love this. Interesting, creative and practical.

  6. alstermother says:

    This is EXACTLY the kind of stuff I was hoping to find on this site (still not 100% sure how you tweaked this, though – may have to go back & read your text more slowly…)

  7. Lurve it. Totally cool & celebrates the simplicity & abundance of Ikea!

  8. Anonymous says:

    That is freakin brilliant. Kudos! Our place in Baja has a similar space just begging for such a set-up. Thanks for gettin the wheels turning in my head!

    - Nikki

  9. Sing says:

    Very cool. There is no end to the Lack side table creativity.

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