Coffee & Side Tables

Published on November 8th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Remote storage LACK table

Materials: 2pcs of $7.99 Lack side table, 1 set 20″ ball bearing sliding rails

1. Cut the top layer of 1 Lack table
2. Remove honeycomb layer

3. Push the top layer piece to the bottom
4. Mount side rails

5. Attach upper table top to the modified one
6. Add legs

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Jules Yap

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19 Responses to Remote storage LACK table

  1. Hippopotamus says:

    Hi there,
    Any specific instructions on how to install the rails on the bottom tabletop? If the centre portion (where the cutout is) is any indication, the rails are installed on a ‘hollow’ or ‘honeycomb’ section in the table. Was there any additional components added in between to give the rails some material to bite into?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like you added some two-bys in the LACK after removing the honeycomb?

  3. Anonymous says:

    It would be nice to know the dimensions of where you cut.

  4. Anonymous says:

    will table tip over easily when top is opened?

    • Anonymous says:

      The weight of the two tops is equal. just needs to increase the weight in the bottom half to compensate for the over hang of the top one. As suggested belwo you do need to replace the honeycomb with some two-bys to support the rails. Which I’m guessing would be enough extra weight. if thats not enough, I suspect the legs are hollow, so you could easily hide a weight in them to hold the hold thing down.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Side Rails are not included in your material list.

  6. Baldai says:

    Smart idea! Well done!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Just out of curiousity, how easily does the top layer move around? Is there any lock in place for this hack to keep it from rolling too easily?

    (P.S. This is super cool and I do want to do it)

    • Anonymous says:

      if the rails you buy dont include any kind of home location where it locks in, id imagine you could easily achieve this by filing a slight groove in the location of the rails where the wheels would rest in the fully closed position. i guess the deeper the groove the more pronounced the locking effect

  8. Anonymous says:

    well done

  9. Anonymous says:

    you can afford an eames lounge chair…go buy a real side table

  10. Anonymous says:

    Kudos to you, that is an amazing hack!

  11. Anonymous says:

    that IS clever !

  12. Anonymous says:

    This is very clever and looks nice. Thanks for sharing!

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