Coffee & Side Tables

Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


EXPEDIT LACK Rolling Storage Coffee Table

Materials: LACK coffee table top, 2X2 EXPEDIT, square VIKA AMON(?) table top, EXPEDIT Wheels, Steel Wire, Gate Hinges

Description: We are always in need of extra storage space in our tiny apartment. We had an existing LACK coffee table that we were going to trash when we found a replacement. After looking at the dimensions of the LACK and the 2X2 EXPEDIT, I decided to make a trip to the local IKEA. In the as is section, I found a white square desktop (VIKA AMON?) that looked to be roughly the same size as the EXPEDIT.

Using the brackets for mounting the EXPEDIT to a wall, the square desktop was mounted to the EXPEDIT. The hinges were screwed into the side of the LACK. Then using the bolts for the EXPEDIT, the hinge was attached.

A left over bracket from the LACK was used to attach a length of wire to the inside of the LACK lid, with the other end strung through the EXPEDIT bracket.

Wheels centred on each edge of the square desktop underneath… and now we have an Rolling LACK EXPEDIT coffee table with storage.

See more of the Lack Expedit coffee table with storage.

~ Cameron Rhodes, Calgary

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to EXPEDIT LACK Rolling Storage Coffee Table

  1. Christoph says:

    Nice idea! But you could also use the LACK coffee table on wheels, which is the same price as the 2×2 EXPEDIT alone. If you want to hack it, you could use some kind of leftover cloth as curtains (maybe fixed to the ikea kitchen hanger as a rod?) to cover the open sides. :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think the bottom plate is the middle shelf in the more expensive square Lack

  3. Anonymous says:

    Really clever idea, there is never too much storage space. :)

  4. Jenn(ifer) says:

    very nice hack – who would have thought they fit that well size wise!

  5. Gidget says:

    Nicely done… I wonder though, if there would be a way to do this with a slider instead of a hinge? Any thoughts?

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