Coffee & Side Tables

Published on April 12th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Double Lack Hack

Materials: 2x Lack coffee table, Circular Saw, 4x angle iron with holes, black spray paint

Description: Our old Lack coffee table was a little bit worn-out, so we kept looking for a new table that would fit into our U-shaped couch. It turned out that tables from Ikea or other stores did not fit so perfectly or were much more expensive.

So we bought a new Lack and thought about a way to make it look a little bit less “standard”. As the old Lack had some dents but was still useable, I cut its top in half with a circular saw and used the two halves as table-legs. I connected the legs with the table plate with some wood plugs and attached two angle irons in the corners to give it some more strength.

Finally the inner side of the legs (the former underside of the table plate) had to be spray-painted black and the lower shelf needed to be shortened a bit to fit between the side plates.

The new side panels are a little bit longer than the original legs, what i appreciate because the original Lack sometimes was a bit too low. Now it has the right height and you need to take a second look to recognize that it’s “only” a Lack :-)

~ Thomas Krechel, Germany

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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 Double Lack Hack

  1. Anonymous says:

    That is too high for a coffee table. I would suggest trimming the bottom but overall it’s a job well done.

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