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Published on June 16th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Plant pot coffee table

4 plant pots “BJURÖN”, 4 legs of an older IKEA-couchtable (with screws etc.) and minimum 8 screws and nuts and driller for wood

I bought this plant pots (20x20x17cm), because I liked them, but I had no idea, what to use it for. After a few months I had it: I needed a little, easily moveable table for my laptop, with some practical storage for some computer-stuff. The hole in the middle could be used for a power cable, when you use it as a side table with a lamp – I use the hole for a little more ventilation for my laptop.

You have to drill some holes in the sides of the wooden boxes (minimum 2 in each side) and connect it with screws and nuts. The openings of the boxes should be on the side for storage. Try to work very exactly, because you want the table level and hopefully not jiggling.

Then drill the little holes for the legs-fixtures. Assemble all and screw
the legs on their places. Ready.

Easy to do and a pleasure to use the table.

(PS: IDEA in this moment: you could as well fix one box (or two or all boxes) with the opening to the top and use it for a flower or plant. But in this case you have to consider the measures/construction – the boxes are NOT cubes.)

~ Basil

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Plant pot coffee table

  1. Kerry Robson says:

    I need the ikea female screw hardware (shown in your project photo) that the table leg screws into. This part is screwed into the underside of the table.. One of mine broke in 3 parts and I am having difficulty locating the exact replacement. Thanks for the help.

  2. J.O4theWin says:

    what else could i use for the legs? i love this idea.

    • Francoise says:

      Maybe you prefer wood? Go to a lumber store and get some unpainted spindles, thick enough to take wheels on bottom if you want it mobile.

  3. Anonymous says:

    reply to Anonymous:
    You have good eyes. When I made the picture with the laptop, one leg wasnt tight screwed in place – in fact, the legs are parallel – no wobbling – good old couchtable-legs.

  4. bani says:

    I really like this idea, smart and inexpensive! Admittedly, it was the books that sold it to me. Always looking for places to stash books … ;)

  5. Anonymous says:

    ^ Editing my above comment: ….or maybe it’s just that the legs seem to be not quite straight, making it appear a little wobbly looking?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Overall good idea, nice & clean shapes. Seems like the length of the legs makes it look just a tad awkward. I think it would look better with somewhat shorter legs, but I can see the convenience of the height for using a laptop, as pictured.

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