Published on April 2nd, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Another IKEA retro Lack hack

Materials: Lack shelving unit

Description: I really love what I saw from this post.

I pretty much used all the same material and followed all the steps as he suggested. But instead of walnut veneer for the panels, I used some plywood with holes and painted a cover of dark walnut wood stain. I tried to make it resemble this CB2 TV console (link no longer available).

I also got some really nice dimension measures from this link.

~ Adam Wu, Sausalito, CA

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Jules Yap

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13 Responses to Another IKEA retro Lack hack

  1. Sylvain says:


    I really love your job, and would like to know where are you buy the feet ?


  2. Anonymous says:

    Love it!! Have been trying to find legs in Australia no such luck can anyone point me in the right direction?!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Its nice.
    Where did you get the legs for it?

  4. Anonymous says:

    “…plywood with holes…”

    For future reference, that is usually called pegboard, and it is hardboard, not plywood.

  5. Marc says:

    Looks awesome! The vintate look is great.

  6. Kirby says:

    OMG. This looks amazing!! You are such an incredible person, turning a shelving unit into a modern one, just superB! Great work, huh. Nice :)

  7. I absolutely LOVE this! I have this shelving unit as my tv stand, definitely could use those doors on it!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think both panels are sharing the same track… overlapping in the center a little. That’s probably why the track is so wide. I would just suggest doing something to cover up the exposed hardware on top of the unit at each end. Good job overall!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Aren’t the doors rather loose in that relatively wide channel?

  10. Wanda says:

    Looks fantastic! Retro yet still looks modern. Very nice, thanks for sharing :)


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