Items Used: LACK, IKEA Coffee Table
Steps to hack a rustic coffee table
Measured original table top.
Bought one (1) 12″x 8′ knotty pine.
Cut to size.
Sanded, stained and sealed pieces (one (1) side and edges.)
Joined with pocket holes every 6″ (roughly).
Drilled pilot holes on all four (4) corners (I placed the IKEA top on top of the backside of my new top, inserted a 2″ nail and hammered to mark where my screws go).
Since the IKEA hardware for this is a weird double ended screw, I wasn’t able to get it in very far by hand. So I inserted one end of the IKEA screw into the end of my drill and tightened the chuck like I would a bit. I slowly screwed it into the table top until it was half way.
Screwed the legs on and follows the remaining instructions from the assembly manual.
~ by Nicole Baglieri
You may also like these ideas on rustic coffee tables:
– Another version of the LACK rustic coffee table
– Bed slats turned into a coffee table with storage.