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LACK tables hacked into corner couch under loft bed

Ikea items used: 6x Lack Tables, 1 set of 3x Skubb storage boxes

I spent a good few weeks looking for something like this and couldn’t find it either on Pinterest, your site, google images etc. so thought I would share! I made a corner couch/snug for under my daughter’s bed using 6 LACK tables, the original desk that came with the bed, cushion foam, some paint and some fabric.

Here’s my step by step.

1. Build 3x LACK tables as normal.

Assemble LACK tables

2. Use the tops of the 3 remaining tables and glue to the built tables to make 3 cubes.

Glue second table top to make LACK cubes

3. Once set, paint insides of cubes (if desired) my daughter’s room is pink/teal/flamingo themed, so we decided to paint the cubes pink.

Paint the LACK tables

4. Size up cushion foam. Either buy large and cut to fit top of structure, or like me you can purchase 3x made to measure squares at 55x55cm each at a cost of around £10 online.

5. Glue cubes together to make the unit structure. I used No Nails and also Gorilla Glue. Once together I held them together tightly with cables ties and then cut off once fully set.

Gorilla Glue No Nails adhesive

6. For the seating on top I used the desk that came with the bed as the base board, glued the cushion foam into place, then wrapped this in batting and finally the fabric which was stapled into place. The seating is not attached to the base structure to give the option of changing over time. The base board (desk) is very heavy so robust enough to not move easily. Also used IKEA Skubb storage boxes (set of 3) for underneath.

Foam for the seating

Space for the corner seat Making the seat Wrap with fabric

7. End result.

LACK tables hacked into corner couch under loft bed LACK tables hacked into corner couch under loft bed

~ by Laura Lawson