Published on January 9th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Trofast Drawer for Lack Coffee Table

Materials: Lack Coffee Table, Trofast Drawer, Strecket Rails

Description: My husband and I recently replaced an old, tiny sofa with the Ikea Karlstad corner sofa. It’s huge. So huge, that we realized there was a hidden cost: We had to replace our old coffee table as well.

For flexibility’s sake, we decided to get two of the ~30″ square tables. These table have a shelf about halfway down the legs, but we have two active cats. Anything we left on that shelf would be identified as not bolted down, and therefore a cat toy.

So we needed drawers on rails that would hold from the top, instead of the side or bottom.

Based on another hack I’d seen around, I knew the Trofast drawers had a lip that made them pretty much perfect for this use. My husband picked up the Strecket rails from the kitchen department, and after testing that the rail and Trofast lip were a match, we took them home with us.

One of the tables also has the Signum cable management rack attached for wrangling laptop cords since we work on the couch a lot.

~ Megan Taylor, New York City

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to Trofast Drawer for Lack Coffee Table

  1. Beth says:

    We also could not find the strecket rails. A few different people helped us and we were able to find the replacememt product name. The are actually handles. The name is BLANKET handles and it was in the closet hardwares area.

  2. Niabona says:

    Hi, i can’t find strecket rail in local IKEA website. Do anyone have recommendation what to use to substitute the Strecket rail?
    Thanks in advance

  3. Patti says:

    What is the other thing under the table? I really like the idea & plan to use it to turn my OLD side table into a Lego table for my son.

  4. Johnpaul says:

    Hi your coffee table was excellent have you replace it modern sofa designs

  5. Spark*Amy says:

    we bought some undermount Trofast slides at Ikea, they had done a similar hack in the store. Ours didn’t last very well in the underside of the Lack table. It was in the room of a 5 year old though…LOL!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I looked on the IKEA site and only see Strecket in handle form, is that what you used? Thanks!!

  7. Liz says:

    BRILLIANT! I need under table storage for my IKEA tables, and now I know how to do it! I didn’t even know this was possible.

    Do you think someone who has no power tools, and no “building” ability could do this? I use thumb tacks for everything, so I’m hoping this is a project I can do!


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