furniture uphosltered

Published on April 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Upholstered Lack Hack

Materials: Lack Coffee Table

Description: Using the base of the Lack coffee table to make a large upholstered ottoman/coffee table.

I took apart the Lack coffee table and chopped the legs from the bottom. I left the metal braces already on the legs so I could reattach a new shelf. I reused the hardware to attach the legs to the new upholstered plywood top. Because I made the top larger than the original lack I had to build a new bottom shelf. It is attached by chiseling out notches on the bottom of the shelf and resting on the metal shelf prongs made for the Lack Coffee table.

I thought about not hacking the Lack coffee table and doing this all from scratch but after pricing out the costs of 4 legs, leg hardware, and hardware to attach a seamless lower shelf, the $19.00 Lack Coffee Table and its materials was much cheaper.

The specific details of how to build and tuft the top and build a bottom shelf out of scrap wood, are on my blog.

See more of the Lack upholstery.

~ Jennifer, Missouri

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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".

3 Responses to Upholstered Lack Hack

  1. Anonymous says:

    The tufting job looks great! I would also LOVE to know what couch that is and where I can get one!!! (*pretty please*)

  2. Heather says:

    Beautiful work!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is gorgeous!!

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