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Published on October 30th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Klassy Butcherblock Tops for Klubbo Tables


Materials: Klubbo Nesting Table set; John Boos maple butcher block tops

Description: IKEA’s Klubbo nesting tables have a very classy look – except for the tops, which are very light weight, and frankly look pretty cheap. At IKEA I bought the white Klubbo table set ($10 less than the black). At my hardwood store I also bought two John Boos solid maple cutting board tops as close to the correct size as possible. (Definitely not cheap!)

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I assembled both table bases without the IKEA tops. Using a table saw, a trim router and a sander I cut the new maple tops to size, rounded the edges and sanded them. I finished them with satin wipe-on poly. Then I marked the locations for the screws on the undersides, pre-drilled pilot holes, and fastened them to the bases with screws.

Very solid and look great!

~ Doug, Evanston, IL

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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".

2 Responses to Klassy Butcherblock Tops for Klubbo Tables

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  2. Kate S says:

    You could also purchase the butcher block counter from ikea, and do the same. You’d have lots of extra, but I’m sure you’d find a cool way to use it.

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