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Published on May 1st, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Lack Lazy Susan Coffee Table

Materials: Lack Side Table Legs and Lazy Susan Table Tops

Description: This creation was inspired by the 24 left over Lack Side Table legs I had after I created a headboard for my King size bed (See the post entitled “Headboard fit for a King-sized bed” for more details on that project).

This table took a couple of sequential steps before finally assembling each piece to form the final table.

First I designed three “+” shaped legs using five Lack Side Table legs, per leg and used double sided carpet tape to hold each “+” shape secure.

For each “+” table leg, I cut out a 7″ diameter piece of MDF and attached each “+” leg to the MDF using 14 x 1″ flat head screws after pre-drilling with a countersink bit. I used metal brackets on the opposite side of the “+” legs to secure the whole leg together.

I designed the table base as a double layered, offset “T” shape using eight table legs (four sections grouped into twos).

I slotted the “+” legs into the “T” base and used 14 x 3 1/2 ” round head screws to attach each section (I also spray painted 1/4 washers with a flat black spray paint and bought black screw caps to mask the round head).

I then turned the whole structure on its head, and slid the Lazy Susan tops underneath, attaching them to the 7″ diameter MDF.

This project used a total of 23 Lack Side Table legs and three Lazy Susans. The reason I used 14 (width size) screws is because the pre-drilled holes in the Lack legs were sized at a 14 width.

It took a lot of preplanning and forethought to assemble this coffee table, but being my first ever built piece of furniture, I’m very proud of it.

Hope you enjoy.

~ Doug Lu, Ontario Canada

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Jules Yap

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13 Responses to Lack Lazy Susan Coffee Table

  1. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely love the idea! I have a red theme going, so I may just spray paint them! The possibilities are endless. great idea!!

  2. Zulaya says:

    Very, very cool. I’m a pretty visual person, and would love to see more of the pics in progress, but beautiful design!

  3. Awesome hack! Perfect for having folks round and dispensing drinks, snacks etc.

  4. France says:

    Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to anyone who employess it, including myself. Keep doing what you are doing – can’r wait to read more posts.

  5. Lisa says:

    I really love this idea. Would like to have a little more information about how this was put together, though. Would this be possible?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nice but more photos would have been better, don’t really know what your talking about with these instructions.

  7. Stephanie S says:

    Coasters, man, coasters!

  8. Anonymous says:

    meh? Pretty pointless.

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome! Any way to see it a little clearer? Thanks :)


  10. Anonymous says:

    It’s terrific. Do the Susans still revolve?

  11. Hugh says:

    Your creation is inspired, and in turn, inspiring. Great job; well done!

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  13. Anonymous says:

    What a great hack. Very ’70s (in a good way).

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