Published on May 26th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


LACKed a 3 tier display

Materials: 5 Lack side tables, 2 sets Capita legs, 1 Ekby Jarpen shelf

Description: Working for a small business means we don’t have a lot of money to spend on fixtures, especially since most fixtures for retail are way over-priced. We needed a 3-tier display and in retail fixture catalogs nothing was less than $300. We’ve been using Ikea as a less-expensive alternative for our fixtures and having become a fan of Ikea Hackers I decided to see if I could create something myself.

I purchased 5 LACK Side tables ($9.99 ea) in black-brown. I put together 4 of them as normal for the base. The fifth one I added the Capita Legs in the 8in size ($14 for 4). I just drilled them into the bottom of the LACK table in place of the regular legs. For the top tier I used an EKBY JARPEN ($14.99) shelf that had been cut down to about 1ft square. Add some paint to the unfinished sides of the EKBY JARPEN shelf, then attach the second set of Capita legs to this.

What makes it great for business is that it’s really versatile and allows for quick changes. All told I only ended up spending $92.94 and got a great looking display out of it.

~ Joe Robles, Austin, TX

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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".

4 Responses to LACKed a 3 tier display

  1. I made it one for the comics shop where I work and it’s useful to show new books!

  2. Anonymous says:

    What is your store? I need another Austin trip and love checking out the personal businesses there.

  3. says:

    I found your website the other day and after reading a handful of posts, thought I would say thank you for all the great content. Keep it coming! I will try to stop by here more often.

  4. Cute idea. I also like that there is a varde unit in the background. Nice idea. I think I may have to use a similar set up, but I will most likely grab some other legs for the base tier. It looks a bit off with the wood legs on the bottom tier and metal on the top two. Maybe some vika legs would do the trick.

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