Published on July 19th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Lack tabled vertical playstation CD Player

Materials: LACK Table, thin wood panel, vinyl disc, Playstation 1

Description: As known from other electronic hacking sites you can build a very good CD player from the very first model of Playstation 1. All you need is one of those Playstation 1 models and if you have some design ambitions you might need a little electric / soldering knowledge.

What I wanted was to build a vertical CD player in a frame covered by a vinyl disc.

All I needed for the frame was a cheap lack table including its four legs.

The result is not just a simple CD player, but also a framed decorative vinyl with a constantly changing image in the middle depending on the CD cover.

~ Med Stud, Essen

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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".

17 Responses to Lack tabled vertical playstation CD Player

  1. I do not understand the procedure completely . It would have been better if some more pictures and a video regarding this can be posted.

  2. Med Stud, Essen says:

    here is a photo documentation of the project:

  3. Anonymous says:

    Really looking forward to your instructions. The design is great!

    Greets from Dresden,

  4. Med Stud, Essen says:

    Hello guys,
    Thank you for your nice comments.
    I wouldn’t believe that so many people find my lack cd player interesting, so I kept my article short. But off course I’ll provide you with a very detailed instruction as soon as possible, probably in one week.
    The idea is indeed a remake of muji, well seen!

  5. Jollyware says:

    How is it controlled for tracks, and could you please put more detail on how its made ?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Pleeease more details, cause I really like the idea. And I should have my old PS1 somewhere…

  7. dmf says:

    WHY would you post such an unspecific and pointless article. All I’ve learned form this is that someone read something somewhere else that they won’t link to or mention… and they used a Lack table.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Have a look here:

    This is how the PS1 looks like.
    So I guess it is opened by pushing the vinyl.

  9. Lloyd says:

    I think this is a great idea as well. But you’re a little lite on details. An instructable ( would be great or links to sites that might assist someone who might wish to recreate your hack for themselves.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Awesome!! Can you post some links to get some more information about hacking the ps1 cd-drive?
    i’d prefer links in german :)

  11. Anonymous says:

    SWEET! going to dig up my old PS1

  12. Anonymous says:

    It doesn’t look like it has glass protection. I assume he just puts the CD right in there.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Same question.

  14. Anonymous says:

    How do you get the CD’s in and out of the player? Do you have to take it off of the wall every time you want to change the music?

  15. Anonymous says:

    More pictures please.

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