Coffee & Side Tables Ikea Hack - DIY Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Triple Max Tons 2b-798404

Published on August 14th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Lack Turned Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table

Ikea Hack - DIY Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Triple Max Tons 2b-798404

Materials: Lack coffee table

Description: When John and I were living in Boston, we had an adorable – yet miniscule- shoebox of an apartment to furnish. Since we weren’t planning on staying there long term, we went the el cheapo route for furnishings…basically hand-me-downs and lots of Ikea. The white Lack coffee table from Ikea was just the right size, and doubled as our dining room table as well (we are thugs like that).

Ikea Hack - DIY Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Triple Max Tons 3e-705401

Surprisingly, 2 years later, that table is still with us. I really love the size of it, and its plain white finish just seemed to work with all our furniture. What I wasn’t loving was the “Ikea-ness” of it. Drawing inspiration from our sleek walnut credenza and hand-me-down vintage Eames chair (best hand-me-down EVER), I decided to give our table a mid-century modern makeover on the cheap. All I needed was a pair of signature tapered legs…so to Etsy and eBay I went. I ended up buying this set for a total of $35, if any of you are curious. Once they arrived, all I did was remove the Ikea legs and screw those mid-century babies in and voila! Old table, new look.

See more of the mid-century modern Lack.

~ Kirsten Stoddard, Austin, TX


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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".

9 Responses to Lack Turned Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table

  1. Ela says:

    Does anyone have a link for me to buy these legs? I don’t find it on eBay:(

  2. Beth says:

    Thanks for the post. I have an extra set of these legs.. they are 15″ long.. Lowes also sells these legs. Hope that helps whoever is looking for them.

  3. Carrie says:

    Hi, I just picked up a pair of these vintage mid century legs from ebay, hoping to do this to my LACK table. Unfortunately the legs came with 6mm external threads which are too small for the 8mm female thread of the LACK table. Any ideas anyone? I’d like to use these legs but they are too small.

  4. Michelle says:

    Did the screws on the legs fit the pre-made Ikea holes alright?

  5. Kevin says:

    How did you get the table legs to angle out like that?

  6. Marley says:

    What’s the exact length of the legs?

  7. alicia says:

    You can buy those legs new and unfinished at most hardware stores. They come in different lengths too. All you have to do is stain them to your liking!

  8. erin says:

    What were the length of the legs you bought on ebay? Thx! Great table!

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