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Published on June 29th, 2015 | by IH guest

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LACK table as kitchen ceiling lighting





LACK table as kitchen ceiling lighting

Materials: 4x LACK tables

I was looking for a good source of lighting in my kitchen, I wanted LED ceiling spotlights, and I wanted it to be original.

Having a free Saturday afternoon, I decided to give it a go, using four inexpensive IKEA black « LACK » tables.
I used copper tubing that was laying around to put this all together. Leaving a small space between the tables, this is visually better.

I then put 2 GU10 LED spotlights, warm white per ‘table’ (8 in total). The cables are running through the copper tubes, making them invisible and the whole hack more tidy.

I used bicycle brake cables to hang my creation to the ceiling. I’m proud of the result and the neat finish. Painting of the table is even unnecessary.

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All in all, it is a very fun hack to do, with very inexpensive parts. (Total : +- 80 EUR). It could have been much cheaper using halogens, but I wanted to avoid excessive heat.

In the meantime, I have 16 table feet left for another hack :-)

~ Manu Gysen

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4 Responses to LACK table as kitchen ceiling lighting

  1. Miguel Q says:

    Great hack!

    Could you please show pictures detailing how these lights are wired?

    I couldn’t figure it out from the one picture that shows the wires.

    Thanks!

  2. russekk says:

    Brilliant! Where do you get the LED fixtures?

  3. Jenn W Jenn W says:

    Hi there Manu – this looks so cool!

    How did you make the holes for the lights? Did you use a hole saw? If so, which sizes?

    Jenn

    • cybermanu says:

      Hi Jenn, and thank you.
      A hole saw was indeed necessary, about 80mm in diameter.
      Because of the thickness, the holes have to be drilled from both sides of the table
      Regards,

      Manu

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