Coffee & Side Tables

Published on April 29th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Coffee table from old Nenne computer desk

Materials: 4 dowels, 2 x 6cm screws, 2 pieces of wood 44cm x 5cm x 2cm, 6 pieces of wood 72cm x 3,5cm x 1cm; 1 pieces of wood 44cm x 3,5cm x 1cm; old champagne box(optional)

Description: I decided to turn my old computer table in to a coffee table. Rather than buy one, I liked the curves of this discontinued Nenne. Initially my plan was to use copper pipes, but since I had plenty of leftover wood from other DIY projects, it was better to use it in this. Here are the steps:
1 – remove the castors, net and keyboard tray
2 – the bottom panel which had the castor, needs to the turned 180 degrees, so that the castor holes are facing inside.
3 – mark the inside of the panels where the supporting pieces of wood will be (I marked them at 6,5cm from the edge)

4 – drill the holes on the pieces of wood for the dowels and the screws (I used 1 screw and 2 dowels for each)
5 – mark the holes for the dowels and the screws on the table panels
6 – screw the wood pieces in place (I used a bit of wood glue to fix the dowels, but this is not essential)
7 – take the 6 pieces of wood and make them in to a straddle, and place it above the supporting pieces of wood.(i used the cut-offs for the transversal)
8 – place the champagne box (optional!) and voila!

~ wilson mintilana, London

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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".

3 Responses to Coffee table from old Nenne computer desk

  1. Anonymous says:

    Amei mano tenho que ir ai roubar ideias ;)

  2. marikorose says:

    Looks great! I love the curvy lines and the rustic champagne box mixed with the modern style. Nice work!

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