Hackers Help galack

Published on September 11th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Hackers help: Galant/Lack desk?





galack
Materials:
Lack TV unit top board – 149x55cm (58 5/8×21 5/8″); Galant frame – 120x40cm (47 1/4×15 3/4″); 4 Galant A-legs

Description: Hey fellow Hackers! Although I’ve been a lurker for a long time, I’m not really much of a crafts-person so I lack basic knowledge about DIY. I need a new desk and budget is really limited, but it has to be sturdy enough to support 20-30kg (45-65 lb) without bending, and it can’t bounce around if I shake it one way to another – this will be my workspace and I’ll spend most of my time around it.
I came up with this solution:
- Get a Galant frame and A-legs
- Disassemble an old Lack TV unit I had in the attic and take the top board.
- Attach the Lack top board to the Galant frame.

I’m already at the third step.
The thing is this board is made out of honeycomb so I can’t tell if it would be sturdy enough.
I also have no idea what screws or bolts I’m supposed to get, and how deep I’m supposed to drill into the table top without compromising its integrity.
Are there any tips you guys can share with me? Is what I’m trying to do even possible?

Really appreciate your attention!

~ Ana, Portugal

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3 Responses to Hackers help: Galant/Lack desk?

  1. KmnO4 says:

    I’ve mount a lack table leg on the Lack TV unit top board
    so you can base on that height for the screws.
    here you can find a section of the board of lack table (tha is exactly the same of a Lack TV unit top board)
    http://goo.gl/FTbxAW

  2. chris says:

    Why did you not just purchase a Galant table top to go with your frame and legs???

  3. Wallace says:

    http://spacekat.me/blog/2012/07/26/diy-standing-desk/

    Hey Check this out!
    When looking for a standing desk I stumbled upon this, it isn’t just the top board, its a full standing desk (they’re great I made this one for myself http://www.ikeahackers.net/2012/01/large-standing-desk-for-200.html)

    In the link I send you that person drilled all the way through, I would recommend buying some wood to fasten to the frame, and then resting the lack on top of that wood with some construction adhesive.

    It may not hold the top in place as securely but it wont compromise the tabletop.

    Cheers

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