For an event we needed some tables for displays and game consoles. What better choice than the cheap IKEA Lack table: simple design, lightweight and beautiful because of its simplicity. So we got 20 of them donated by various people, which means there 80 IKEA lack table-pilars that need to be assembled.
Out of the foil, attaching the pillars to the table is a tough job. Its do-able for one or two tables but then it becomes a chore and you need a new pair of hands.
Luckily we're smart enough to make ourselves a tool. With some scrap metal, power tools and safety instructions we created the "Speedy Lack Assembler Companion Kit", aka SLACK.
The tool reduces assemblage time from 5 minutes per table to just 1 minute with a fraction of the effort. Disassembly is even faster if you time your moves right. Its also a great excuse to use power tools, since it fits directly onto an (electric) drill.
The original version of this tutorial can be found on:
Step 1: Ingredients
Get ahold of something similar like this. Any hardware store sells this stuff for about a few quarters. The sizes are important in this case, since it needs to fit smoothly around a 5*5 centimeter square. Depending on your tools its possible to use larger shelf-holders and grind/cut off the part you don’t need.
What you see here are some shelf holders, a nut and bolt and a 3 * 5 cm metal plate with a hole in the center.