how-to Lack tool

Published on July 14th, 2014 | by Lanttu42


Lack Table Leg-installer tool

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Materials: LACK

Recently I had to assembly 20 Lack tables to build a storage shelf from those. After assembling two of those tables, I realized that I am going to cry after fourth, if I dont use any kind of tool to install those 80 legs. So – I asked ideas from internet and my friend came up with this idea to use four small angle Irons to create perfectly shaped leg-driver.


I took one leg with me and went to local hardware store where I actually found a perfect corner irons for the job. The hole in the the irons were perfectly in same position than the center hole of the leg. The tool itself were assembled with one 5/40 bolt from inside, through all four of those irons and tightened with a nut. And how does it work? Perfectly… I attach a video from the first table.

Later I noticed that I don’t even have to preinstall legs – I just fitted them into the tool and “screwed” them in.

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5 Responses to Lack Table Leg-installer tool

  1. niyazique says:

    there are robots specialized on LACK assembling

  2. Lackness says:

    Lets face it… we are talking about tables which cost less than a cup of cappuccino here in Finland. Who cares a pink rats tuffy-ruffy-rafle-hole of some scratches which you’re eventually going to make onto those paper tables…

    Of course that tool makes some tiny little scratches but the tool is still awesome. Atleast – if you have to build more than two of those LACK tables. ;D Made one for me today. It is pure awesomeness!

  3. Jack says:

    It`s a bad idea. Why? Since you can scratch legs. You should wrap legs up with paper, material, anything.

  4. NoOne says:

    Doesn’t this makle scratches into the legs? When I watched the video it came to my mind that it might be better to put some rubber or chair felt pad protector into the angle irons to protect the legs from scratches.

  5. suzanne says:


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