Dining Stacked LINNMON Dining Table

Published on December 23rd, 2013 | by havial

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Stacked LINNMON (x22) Dining Table w/ Glass Top





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Description: So, my Ikea hack is great for those of you may not be so handy, it requires NO tools. The only thing you need to know is how to calculate surface area (length x width). This is because in order to have a sturdy table, the surface area of the base must cover at least 1/3 of the surface area of the glass top.

I wanted my dining table to have a standard height of about 30″-31″ so I figured out it would take 22 LINNMON table tops stacked on top of each other to get the table to that height. The glass top I used is 42″ x 72″ and has a 1/2″ thickness, I live in Minneapolis and we have Room & Board outlet where you can get these for $100. “Building” or stacking my table started with centering the first LINNMON top on my dining area rug (I wanted my table, once it was finished, centered on that rug).

Then I began to simply stack the table tops on top of each other, each time though I would cantilever one over the other both long ways and short ways – this is the fun part where you can really develop a sculptural like shape in the base. As I stacked I always wanted to make sure that the long side and short side edges of the table tops were running parallel to each other to maintain a clean ordered look.

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I always tried to be aware of where that first centered table top was. As I stacked and moved away from that center I always made sure to come back and then move away again, this was to insure the stability of the base. On the final 3-4 table tops I worked my way back to the center because on the last one I wanted that table top to be lined up as best as possible with bottom one.

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Once I finished stacking, I pushed down down on the stack in the center and all 4 corners to make sure it was sturdy. Finally, my girlfriend helped me to center and place the glass top over the stacked LINNMON tops. The glass top is quite heavy which helps keep the stacked tops all in place. We’ve had the table for over a year now and it has been great, it’s usually the first thing people comment on when they come over for the first time and they can’t believe it’s from Ikea or that the final cost was less than $230.

I’m posting this because I thought that maybe other people might enjoy having something like this too and it doesn’t take a lot of money, time or carpentry/building knowledge. It’s like stacking building blocks.

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11 Responses to Stacked LINNMON (x22) Dining Table w/ Glass Top

  1. Esther says:

    Clever idea and it looks really nice in your place. But to modern for me. But what i really love is the view from your windows. ;-)

  2. deborah says:

    I think this is just stunning…the chilly look invites for something really warm and hearty to eat…

  3. FL Mom says:

    Unique! Very sculptural, as OP said. Can we get a side view without the chairs to see the pieces better? One tiny suggestion for others want to try it but are a bit concerned about the pieces shifting side to side with the inevitable bumps that a table receives in normal use: non-slip or double-sided tape in strategic locations. And for the table top, there are stick-on silicone thingies designed just for keeping glass table tops in place. Still no tools or carpentry needed: just peel and stick. OP can vouch for the stability of his setup, but for those who want extra for their own situations, stick-ons between the layers are a pretty easy solution.

    • havial says:

      Hi FL Mom, happy holidays. I’ll try to upload some more pics for you, im new to the site so give me some time, ill email Jules about it. Double sided tape and the silicone tabs are good ideas. We havent had issues with stability, my girlfriend and i have both bumped into the corners and, because the top is glass and the corners sharp, it’s been a painful experience- the table did not budge though. As Paulo below points out, Minneapolis does not really have the type of weather or seismic conditions that would require insuring the table’s stability during something like an earthquake, it’s not something i had to consider when coming up with the idea of the table. I do think, that if you live in an earthquake zone, that it’s probably a good idea to employ some method to anchor things down more securely. Take care, H.

  4. Paulo says:

    No bad idea.

    But, no glue? It seems Minneapolis do not know violent storms.

  5. havial says:

    Hi FL Mom, happy holidays. I’ll try to upload some more pics for you, im new to the site so give me some time, ill email Jules about it. Double sided tape and the silicone tabs are good ideas. We havent had issues with stability, my girlfriend and i have both bumped into the corners and, because the top is glass and the corners sharp, it’s been a painful experience- the table did not budge though. As Paulo below points out, Minneapolis does not really have the type of weather or seismic conditions that would require insuring the table’s stability during something like an earthquake, it’s not something i had to consider when coming up with the idea of the table. I do think, that if you live in an earthquake zone, that it’s probably a good idea to employ some method to anchor things down more securely. Take care, H.

  6. FL Mom says:

    Thanks and happy holidays to you too! Actually, I didn’t think of something as serious as an earthquake affecting the table setup. I was figuring more average stuff like room shape/size, type of chairs, number of people, pets, etc. But if someone wants to go all the way to earthquake-proof, that should surely withstand everyday use. If an extra picture of your table can be added someday, I look forward to it. :)

  7. megan says:

    This is gorgeous! Might have
    have to try! Couple of questions…. are these the bigger or smaller tabletops? And do you have any closer up pictures?

  8. Emil says:

    What about the leg room? I would probably use a bigger glassboard.

  9. krakel says:

    it fit’s so perfectly with the ghost chairs, well done!!!

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