Published on January 3rd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Crate & Barrel Inspired JOKKMOKK Rebuild

Crate & Barrel Inspired JOKKMOKK dining table

Materials: JOKKMOKK Table & Chairs, Vinyl Flooring, Plywood, Wood Framing Strips, Paint

Description: I was furnishing my apartment and needed a kitchen/dining table. I really like the style of a table I came across at Crate & Barrel. It was too big for my place, and too expensive at almost a thousand dollars. I decided that I could make my own adaptation that would fit my budget and space.

Crate & Barrel Inspired JOKKMOKK dining table
Crate & Barrel Inspired JOKKMOKK dining table

I started with a JOKKMOKK table and chairs set sourced from Craigslist for only $60. I disassembled the table and chairs and sanded everything down to bare pine. This was the longest part of the hack and took about 6 hours of sanding.

Crate & Barrel Inspired JOKKMOKK dining table

I then built a new table top using 3/4″ plywood with vinyl flooring glued to the top. The flooring is made to resemble old, rough-cut barn wood, but is much more heat and scratch resistant. I painted all the pieces a new light gray color, and sealed them with polyurethane. The new top is mounted to the frame using the same method as the old top.

I’ve received a lot of compliments on the hack and nobody believes me when I tell them it’s mainly IKEA furniture!

~ Taylor, Atlanta, GA

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Crate & Barrel Inspired JOKKMOKK Rebuild

  1. Anonymous says:

    Did you prime the chairs after you sanded them? Did you use latex or oil paint?

  2. Anonymous says:

    How did you sanded table? with sand paper or tool ?

  3. Anonymous says:

    What are the dimensions of the table top now?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Uncomfy? LOL.

    Taylor seems to have left out a step – maybe the new seats are perspex?

  5. Anonymous says:


    The chairs look a bit uncomfy, though ;-)

  6. sabrymagic says:

    Bello questo tavolo mi piace:D

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