Published on October 24th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Stainless Steel coffee table

VIKA HYTTAN table top and LACK side table

Description: 1. Assemble Lack side table with casters.

2. Lay Vika Hyttan table face down.

3. Using a pencil and measuring tape, identify the area where the Lack side table is to be mounted with L brackets.

4. Place the L brackets in their proposed locations and drill the pilot holes with a power drill. 3 L brackets were used on the lateral sides of the Lack side table in this case but you could add a couple more on the front and rear sides if you think it’s necessary.

5. Secure all the screws and voila! The Lack side table as a base provides storage for books, magazines, blankets, etc.

A friend suggested fixing a magnet on the remote control so it never gets lost.

~ Carlos Chavez, Austin, TX

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13 Responses to Stainless Steel coffee table

  1. Jase Joshua says:

    This is absolutely amazing! Any idea where i could find one of those now? been looking around and and not having any luck.

  2. That is a really cool idea. I love the stainless steel look and its so durable! great stuff

  3. Alise says:

    May I ask where you found your rug? Thanks brother

  4. Anna says:

    Saw this and ran to ikea.. Using 2 lack side tables underneath and they guy perfectly. I left the wheels off the bottom so it would sit flat on the floor.

    I just laid down a rug backer to keep the top from sliding around on the tables. The top is magnetic btw.

    I love it but the stainless steel collects all sorts of fingerprints and other streaks. Bought some bar keepers friend and microfiber clothes to clean it which works fine buy will get a bit tiresome down the line I’m sure.

    Does anybody have any other suggestions for keeping the steel top clean?

  5. Carlos says:

    Anonymous asking about balance: Sitting on either side would definitely tip the table over but I’ve had no trouble with balance just kicking up my legs on either side.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The Lack side tables that I see all have 4 legs. Can you please provide a link for the one you use here with the 2 side panels? I’m very interested in making one of these.


  7. IkeaQueen says:

    I’d be tempted to put two LACKs underneath – I love the idea. I’m going to suggest it later – would be so easy to clean :D

  8. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

  9. John Kran says:

    love the stainless steel look and its so durable! great stuff

  10. Hillary says:

    I just wanted to say that you are brilliant!! I love your blog–I’m here nearly everyday and you make everything look so easy! My hat’s off to you–continue the great work!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Do you have any issues with balance? It seems like any amount of weight on either side would tip the whole table over. No?

    Love it!

  12. Anonymous says:

    This may be a bummer but stainless steel isn’t magnetic.

    So, you can always use a magnet to be sure if you’re dealing with steel or stainless steel.

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