Coffee & Side Tables

Published on April 16th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Lack Coffee Table with footrest

Materials: $29.99 Lack coffee table, 1×2 wood, foam, upholstery fabric, staple gun, screws

Description: I wanted a coffee table that I can rest my feet and still be able to use the table for drinks.
The $29.99 lack coffee table was the perfect dimension for my u-shape sectional. Started framing a 16×16 square for the center.

Then stapled the fabric to the frame on one side, turned it over and attached frame to the table with screws. Glued the foam (already cut to size) around the frame to the top of table. Screwed wood pieces to bottom of the Lack table so the fabric will be stretched over and stapled down.

~ Chenda, Gilbert, AZ

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6 Responses to Lack Coffee Table with footrest

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yep, still ugly Jules.

  2. Kate says:

    I agree with Clawed….this is not very well thought out!

  3. Clawed says:

    A coffee table that’s easily stained and smells like dirty feet, with the added bonuses of constantly having to make sure you don’t kick your drink over or stick your toes in your snacks (and almost no place to set said drinks and snacks! I think there’s a reason these things don’t exist…

    Also, wrapping the fabric around the legs gives it a very slapdash look. Visually, it would have looked far nicer to remove the top and attach the fabric, then reassemble, or trap the fabric between two layers screwed together.

  4. prue says:

    Erm. Any idea on how to wash the fabric? (Less because of the coffee. More because of the feet.)

  5. Xenolyse says:

    Coffee and white fabric; what could possibly go wrong?

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