Coffee & Side Tables

Published on April 13th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Mother and son Lack table

Materials: Lack table

Description: 2 6mm mdf boards, side 18mm mdf and inside also 18mm mdf strips. All glued and nailed. Cut out the space for the original Lack table. Old Lack legs shortened by 20 mm were used for the legs of the bigger table. Have fun. It’s easy to make.

~ gerard rhebergen, the netherlands

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Jules Yap

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9 Responses to Mother and son Lack table

  1. Felix K. says:

    I like that idea!

    Guys, for the real table-in-table effect I think it’s easier to use real table, or you have to work quite perfect (with a white board on top and fake legs) to keep up the illusion..

  2. Bear says:

    You can glue a piece of any colour mdf or a piece of tinted glass and forget the white legs! :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    why not just glue a layer of laquered mdf ontop of the table and mount the legs unter it? This would lead to the same result without having to cut the legs and the table.

  4. I like the modern and edgy quality of it. The use of white and black gave a sophisticated appeal to the room, which is really great.

  5. I like the way the colors contrast with each others. If the colors were to be different shades of the same color, I think this would look even better. We implement a similar thin with storefront doors, we use different shades of the same color to help highlight some details and to help de-emphasize some.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This is a very cool idea. I like that the pop of white is slightly elevated, makes a nice display area. One suggestion: if it’s possible to cut the legs off the white lack and maybe attach it to the black table underneath with metal brackets. I think it would make underneath the table look much cleaner and less obvious that it’s two tables.

  7. This is a really nice design. It reminds me of some of that high-end stuff you find on dwr. Good job!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cool! Like it a lot

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