Published on October 10th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Vika Amon, Hacked

Materials: Vika Amon and Capita Legs

Description: Step 1: Search tirelessly over the internet for a coffee table that will be just right for your space.

Step 2:Fail at step 1

Step 3:Browse Ikea countertops looking for a nice wood selection.

Step 4: Browse legs and determine that straight legs are boring.

Step 5: Notice the Vika Amon table top is 1/4 the price of the counter tops.

Step 6: Uniquely marry the Viko Amon Table top and the slanted Capita legs into a unique coffee table.

When joining the legs, drill a hole straight through the bottom table top.

The thickness of the table pairs perfectly with the length of the “ready-rod” which allows you to sandwich the bottom shelf by joining the legs together through the shelf. Don’t over tighten as you might scratch the table top, or if you drilled in an area without backing, crack it even.

I recommend drilling where there is backing, but in order to get a funky look you may have to offset it a bit.

~ Shane, Vancouver Canada

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Vika Amon, Hacked

  1. Anonymous says:

    The 90s are baaaack!

  2. Cécile says:

    And it does not fall down ???… o_O

  3. Anonymous says:

    Finally a coffee table I can smash both my shins AND my kneecaps into!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Love it! On the bottom legs that touch the floor, did you turn them to where the square base is on the bottom for better stability, or could I use the round end of the capita leg on the bottom? I think that may look better, but maybe you turned them the way you did for a reason. Great job!

  5. I like it and it would make a nice tv stand as well.

  6. I love this design, but i cant say that i like the ground level legs of the table. The parts of the legs that are meant to be screwed into the bottom of the table are being used as feet seems interesting, but that is what is keeping me from wanting to make this.

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