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Published on March 5th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


My slick Lack hack

Materials: Lack side table, metal frame

Description: For quite a while I’ve been crushing on side tables with thin metal frames/legs. I like the industrial-chic look, the juxtaposition of the warm wood and metal, and the fact that the streamlined design helps make any small space appear larger.

Since furniture stores where I live don’t carry these styles, I decided to repurpose my 4 yr old Lack side table to create a similar look.

We unscrewed the legs of the table and had the metal part built. I drew sketches as reference and selected the thickness of the frame. Am pretty happy with the results.

See more of the Lack side table with metal legs.

~ Ennay

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

11 Responses to My slick Lack hack

  1. N says:

    Sadly I cant take full credit for putting this together. All I did was come up with my inspired idea.

    I’m literally smacking myself in the head for not documenting the process. I wish I had at least asked for my sketch back from the metal shop so I could share it with you like Chezerbey did above.

    I addressed some questions (how much, where did I get it) and posted more close-ups of the table here:

  2. Anonymous says:

    For people looking to make this type of frame, Chezerbey made a similar table a while ago:

  3. Anonymous says:

    ok wait, you can’t just say “we had the metal frame” !!! that’s the best part! where’d you get that, did you make it, if so, how? –otherwise this is not usable for other people to make– namely me! i want to make this! any ideas how to replicate that frame?

  4. Anonymous says:

    That shot makes it look like you live at the airport. Nice table bro :P

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ditto – what is a ‘local metal shop’ and how much did they charge?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m curious, too, about the cost – are you in the US?

  7. luckylass says:

    Love it. So did you get the metal frame custom made? Out of curiosity – what did that set you back?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Link at the end is no workie bad juju.

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