Published on October 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


The Lack That Lacks Nothing

Materials: Lack TV Table, Lack side table, jig saw, drill, wood glue

Description: Lack TV tables are great. They’re cheap, look good, and hold a nice wide TV perfectly. The shelf, however, is seriously lacking space. It’s soo short that my receiver just barely fits in, leaving no room for air circulation. Problem solved with the Lack on Lack table booster kit.

Step one: assemble the bottom portion of your Lack TV table. The bottom shelf and the feet of the TV table are going to remain as is.

Step two: Chop your Lack side table legs in half. These legs are definitely not lacking length. And we need 8 of them to support the weight of that hefty plasma.

Step three: Glue the four corner legs in place. The remaining four will be left loose to act as supports and to help organize video games, movies, etc.

Step four: once the glue has dried on the lower parts of your lack legs, put some glue on the top. They’re hollow, so you can’t use too much glue but it’ll work. I used PL 400 for this build because it’s much stronger than wood glue. Once you’ve slapped some glue on there, drop your table top on and add a bit of weight to help it dry in the right position.

Step five: Now take your original side supports from your Lack TV table and measure out where the holes are that use the locking pins. Drill a hole for the threaded end of each pin in the bottom of your Lack side table.

Step six: Throw your Lack table top/Lack TV table sides on top of the TV table and glue in to place. Or use screws if you’re too fancy for glue.

That’s all folks! You’ve got your very own Lackaholic TV table that doesn’t lack air circulation, space for all your junk, or style.

~ nick, Canada

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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".

One Response to The Lack That Lacks Nothing

  1. Daniel Meloy says:

    This looks like a really great little lack you built here! I’ve never built one of these bad boys myself, but seeing this post makes me think that it wouldn’t be too hard of an endeavor (even for an old guy like me!) Thanks for the share, this is going to be a project in the not so distant future!

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