Materials: Lack TV table, birch effect
|Photo: Logue Studio|
Description: I searched and searched for a TV table I could live with, and finally came across this cool Jetson-esque one at Logue Studio.
Two things I didn't like about it: the $1498 base price and the legs.
Next stop: Ikea. Walked out with the $49.99 Lack TV unit table, in the birch-effect color. Went to Home Depot to get a board to fit into the Lack's front opening, walked out with a piece of 1" x 8" x 6' pine (nominal size) that cost around $18.
In the event, the board was still a little big, so I had to sand the heck out of it. Please, do your own measurements!
I had 9 holes drilled, each 3" across, and had them spread out evenly, best as I could.
The millwork was $30.
At home, I put on several coats of spar varnish that I had left over from another project.
Bingo, bango, and it fit right into the opening, neat as you please.
Next, the stubby little Lack legs had to go, so I ordered 4 hairpin legs from hairpinlegs.com for $60, delivered. That's the special price they have for the standard 14" legs, the others are a few bucks more, and if I had to do it all over again, I'd spring for the 10" or 12" ones.
Once they arrived, I simply screwed em to the bottom of the Lack right around where the old legs were and what you see is the result. Total project cost: $158, for a total savings of $1,340. Sweet! And, better still, my girlfriend thinks it's as cool as I do. Can't beat that!