Published on August 10th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Former Lack to Corner Shelf Hack

Materials: 4 Lack Side Tables

Description: I had been looking for a small corner shelf to fit between my dresser and the door in my bedroom. The wall is only about 17″ deep, and finding a suitable shelving unit was proving difficult. I wondered if maybe there was a product at IKEA I could hack to fit the space.

When the Lack side tables came on sale for 50% off back in January, I bought 4 of them. My goal was to cut them down to a square size, and stack all 4 on top of each other to make a corner shelf.

You can see a step-by-step description as well as photos on my blog.

~ Melanie

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9 Responses to Former Lack to Corner Shelf Hack

  1. Kat says:

    how did you attach them together?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Will this still work if you dont change the size of the lack tables or would they be too big for it to work?

  3. suleyma gonzalez says:

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Melanie,

    I have a random question so hopefully you can humor me. I noticed that you have the same wooden giraffe that I have. I aquired it as a gift with no real background as to where it came from can you tell me where you got yours from?

    Thanks so much,

  5. Yeah, we used a hand saw to cut the table into a square. The legs are the regular length, I didn’t alter them.

    And I didn’t cut off a leg, I just didn’t screw in the 4th one :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    how did you cut the leg off???? 0_0

  7. Anonymous says:

    Did you cut them down by yourself?look so nice.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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