furniture Tableupgrade

Published on October 5th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Lack Table Upgrade

Materials: Ikea Lack Table, two straight hinges with screws, fabric, teddy bear stuffing, staple gun.

Description: Using the two straight hinges connect the two tables together. You can place the hinges on the bottoms of the tables, but for a stronger support-place them on the sides of the table.

Because you’ve joined the two tables together you only need to have four legs to hold the bench up instead of all eight.

Place your Teddy Bear stuffing on the bench, as thick or as thin as you would like. Then using your staple gun wrap the fabric around the bench and then teddy bear stuffing, and staple to the underneath.

Continue to do this along each side, pulling the fabric as tight as it can go-to make it look more professional.

And that’s it!

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~ Kari, Utah

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Lack Table Upgrade

  1. Mari says:

    I would put some extra support in the middle, for example two long iron plates under the whole thing. Lack is plain paper inside, so I wouldn’t count on it to take much weight. (Sorry for mistakes, I’m not native speaker).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why wouldn’t anyone simply use the smaller Lack coffee table instead of trying to combine two Lack side tables, purchase hinges and have 4 leftover legs? Plus the 1 piece coffee table is likely sturdier.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i really hope nobody gets hurt when this eventually falls apart when someone sits on it. the hinges you used might be ok if the tables where solid wood but lack tables are not solid and not known for their stability.

  4. Kari says:

    My mother-in-law sat on it and it held her weight just fine. It’s more for decoration but if you put two straight hinges on the bottom as well as the sides you should be able to sit down and still only have four legs.

    Newlyweds on a Budget

  5. Anonymous says:

    It looks pretty, but it might be safer to add a pair of legs in the middle.

  6. Bangs says:

    Can it hold the weight of a person (in the middle)? I’d be a little nervous.

  7. Sing says:

    Very nice and simple.

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