Children chalktable

Published on January 19th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


For LACK Of A Reasonably Priced Chalk Table

Materials: Lack Side Table, Idealisk Measuring Cup

Description: What happens when you’re fed up with the cheap quality, high priced, children furniture sold in stores???

You say screw it and make your own cheap quality furniture for less.

This hack came about when I tried to purchase a chalk table for my preschool art classes. As I later discovered that these chalkboard tables can go for an obscene amount of money, I figured, “I can build it for less than $50.” I was DEAD WRONG because it only cost me less than $25 in materials.

See more of the Lack chalk table.

~ Yencey, New York City

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

4 Responses to For LACK Of A Reasonably Priced Chalk Table

  1. DIYlifestyle says:

    You can make your own chalkboard paint by using paint and nonsanded grout. You can use any color you want.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic result! Looks really grwat with both of you.

  3. Thanks for posting this one! My wife and I LOVED it (and we had a couple of extra LACK tables), so we did it this weekend. Except, we used a Bundt cake pan, which makes it easy for the little guy to pick up the chalk. If you’re interested:

  4. Anonymous says:

    very cute!

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