Published on January 20th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


LACK side table to shelf hack

Materials: 4 LACK side tables, a broomstick

Description: During remodelling I was in need of a shelf to be placed beside my bed. It should hold my alarm clock, the entertainment center and some other stuff.

Not finding anthing I like and not wanting to spend money into something I dislike I almost left IKEA empty handed.

Almost leaving, but then found a special offer of LACK: 1,99 Euros (about $ 2,60) a item. The hidden price to pay was to become used to the ugly light blue color.

So this really simple hack is made of 4 LACK side tables with three legs attched. I used MS Polymer to glue the table legs on the desk top.

Not shown is a vertical attached broomstick that is screwed to the table tops at the far end side. The broomstick is strapped to a hook in the wall.

The result does not look too ugly and is even cheaper than Hyllis (4 LACK: 7,96 Euro, 1 Hyllis: 7,99 Euro).

~ Holger, Germany

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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".

5 Responses to LACK side table to shelf hack

  1. Anonymous says:

    If you hate the color, why not paint it a color you like better? This isn’t difficult to do and, if you find a color you like on sale, can be done relatively inexpensively.

  2. Anonymous says:

    These ugly light blue Lack side tables have been an KNUT offer on sale in Brunswick two weeks ago for 1,99 Euros.

  3. Anonymous says:

    “Lack” is made in Portugal. Ikea sells it for € 5,11… Minimum wage is less then €500
    I apologize for the outburst ….

  4. Anonymous says:

    pretty cool!

  5. Tim says:

    Hi Holger,

    wo und wann gab es die LACKs für 2€? :)

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