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Published on January 3rd, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Foldable LAN party tables





Materials: VIKA AMON/VIKA CURRY, hinges, brackets, chipboard, rubber bushes, rope, buckles

Description: At LAN-parties, tables and space are limited. My husband and his gamer friends went table hunting at IKEA and my guy came home with two neat and price worthy tabletops “VIKA AMON” (100×60 cm) and eight “VIKA CURRY” legs.

He takes them with him every time they throw a party, but since the tables were still a bit bulky to carry, he started modifying them. The goal was to fold the table into a “portfolio”, with room for the legs inside!

First he cut the tabletops in halves. The tables are hollow with cardboard inside so they needed to be reinforced, and the cut surfaces smoothed. He used chipboard for this purpose.

He then mounted hinges on the backs of the tabletop pieces. Since he wanted to store the legs inside the fold, he used brackets to extend the hinges and make more room, and he attached rubber bushes to keep the legs in place. Handles were made out of rope, and the folded table is kept folded with buckles.

The tables turned out GREAT, and they are very useful – for all types of indoor parties.

Check out the entire description at here. (in Swedish, but if you paste the link in Google translate you’ll understand most of it).

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~ Sofia, Sweden

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Jules IKEAHacker

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5 Responses to Foldable LAN party tables

  1. Anonymous says:

    awesome !

  2. Anonymous says:

    i have those legs and with that top this thing would weigh 1000lbs….! hacking a hollowcore door or something and getting lighter weight legs. those 4 legs would really be heavy…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love this! We’ve been looking for a table and this is way nicer then any of the folding card tables we’ve seen. Thank you!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE this!!
    I was a gamer a few years ago…
    it was our problem : have some space to put our screen, keyboard and mouse.

    Thank you !

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