Published on March 21st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Plain dining table into bartable

Jokkmokk table

I grew tired of my old Jokkmokk dining table and wanted a smaller one. We looked at IKEA’s Vika Byske but it was too large and we didn’t want to throw the old table away.

So we cut out a new shape, similar to Vika Byske, beveled the edges and painted it white. Also attached the Vika Byske leg. Very simple hack but with a striking difference. No need to throw perfect woodwork away!

~ Alice, Sweden

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27 Responses to Plain dining table into bartable

  1. Erin Greener says:

    out of 26 comments 23 are clock-related :D

  2. Anonymous says:

    hello….i want to ask if i could put four legs at this table….can you please help me????

  3. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone knows an european store to buy that clock?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Iv’e got to return to Sweden, to buy that clock ;-)

    Very nice work with the table too, but I realy, realy adore the clock (and even more the excuse to travel to Sweden again)

    • ashleyist says:

      Maybe I should keep this good un-secret to myself, but you don’t have to go to Sweden for the clock. Another anonymous user posted that it was available at Chiasso, a Chicago store heretofore unknown to me but now bookmarked. So, with all the shipping I just saved you, can you take me to Sweden with you? :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Chicago is much further away from me than Sweden, as I’m in the south of France! ;-)
      Thanks anyway.
      And if you have the chance, do go to Sweden, I loved it.

  5. KUBA KOCI says:

    I see you had to work around the clock to make this table hack. Kudos…

  6. Anonymous says:

    The clock can be purchased from Chiasso. I have one too – love it.

  7. Kitty says:

    http://biltema.se/sv/Kontor—Teknik/Klockor-och-vaderstation/Klockor/Vaggklocka-21939/ One place the clock is available at. I doubt biltema ships out of Sweden though. :)

    now! To be on topic, awesome table. I thought you had just put a rounded ended table on a leg, but then read that you actually cut such a nice curve too :)

  8. kallekenkel says:

    The clock, the clock!!

  9. I have to be honest, the table hack is really cool, but what really pops out is that clock, I LOVED IT :p

  10. Anonymous says:

    This clock sells in many shops in Sweden.

  11. Anonymous says:

    What time is it?

  12. Anonymous says:

    I laughed so much on your comments and “Dat clock” got me…
    Personally the clock is not at my taste(sorry), but I think it is very easily DIYable, don’t you think? House numbers could do the trick with a clock mechanism.
    Kudos for the table, looks great.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I see only the table, great job, bravo.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Where is that clock from? :D

  15. Anonymous says:

    Dat clock….

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hey awesome table….. So where did you get the clock?

  17. Another one for the clock…

  18. Anna says:

    Clock: Could be Nomon OJ or a knock-off.

  19. Miek says:

    Well I was going to second the approval for the clock. But I see several of you beat me to that. I too like the clock. Is it a DIY project as well or did you purchase it like that?
    Though, I don’t mean to lessen your work with the table. Great job with that as well.
    The clock is just a bit more universal. Thanks

  20. Anonymous says:

    Looks like I’m not original, but to heck with the table, that clock is fantastic.

  21. Haha I have to say the clock really stands out and is the main focus of the room/picture for me. Very cool idea with the table though. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Where did you get the clock?
    It looks super cool!

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