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Published on July 13th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Lack doesn’t lack!

Photo: IKEA.com

Materials: Hack Shelves x2 , three 2′x1.5″x.75″ Wood Bars, Screws, 1 6′x.5″x1.5″ Wood Beam

Description: For a fun little project….

Take some Ikea wall mount shelves (from the Lack series, you will need two of them), turn the brackets vertical, add three or four reinforcing bars, and leave a small reveal between the two shelves.

In the reveal you can add your own accent element (in this case it was a small red beam). Congratulations, you have successfully made Ikea shelves into a swanky coffee table.

See more of the swanky Lack coffee table and drawings of the assembly method. (link updated, February 25, 2016)

~ Matthias, Brooklyn

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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".

9 Responses to Lack doesn’t lack!

  1. Kerry says:

    The link to see the underside or how to assemble it doesn’t work. Can you upload a pic of the underside and something abut the legs you chose for the table?

    Page not found: http://architecturefurniture.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/lack-explanation-for-ikea-hackers/

  2. Anonymous says:

    It would be really great to see photos of the underside.

    Without photos, it could possibly be done by gluing on some triangle shaped moulding (or beading we call it in Australia, like you would use to finish off a door edge) and use that as the angle. Then screw the Lack brackets onto the moulding. That way, you wouldn’t get those pieces of timber sticking out from the underside which might be pretty easy to bump your shin on.

    I really like how it looks, very stylish. Well done :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes, would be great to see underneath…

    Also, where did you get that cool piece of glass?


  4. Anonymous says:

    Please show more of how this is done.
    I would put one together this weekend if I could have more instruction.
    I am sure this is going to be in the running for the hack of the year!!!
    Very, very, nice.

  5. jacobmark616 says:

    really nice can you post some pics of the underside i dont quite get how he angled the brackets

  6. waywardmedic says:

    Genius! I would have liked to see a picture of the underside of it as I would have liked to see how he angled the legs.

  7. Rachel says:

    Very modern and elegant. Great hack!

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