Published on December 18th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker16
Materials: LACK tv unit, KLUBBO coffee table leg, cushion material, fabric, screws, wood pieces, L shape brackets
Use wood glue to secure two pieces of 4X6X21.5 and one 2X4X21.5 together for the creation of the arms. Sand edges then place thin layer of foam filler to soften the top and surroundings of the arms. Lastly upholster both arms.
Take apart LACK TV unit and use the top for the base of the couch where you will be sitting. Secure both arms to the LACK unit. Then place it on top of the KLUBBO coffee table legs and secure.
To upholster you need to find the shape of where the arms and cushions will be and exclude it. Staple fabric down and fill cushion material for the upper half of the back. (The entire back will not be cushioned because it will be pushed against the arms and seat cushions … so avoid that portion when upholstering).
You can also create a tufted look by stapling down the areas you want and placing buttons there.
Place back and secure it to the base with screws. I recommend to use L shape brackets found at Home Depot for a more stable result.
I used two 4X22X24 inch foam for the seat cushions found at thrift store, but you can use any material you like for this portion and just upholster it. I believe you can find this type of thick foam at crafts stores.
6. Lastly make some pillows to go with it and enjoy
~ Ayako Nakamine (Micci Do), Salt Lake CIty Utah