The IKEA Hack-a-Lack is a screwing-device for those who need to assemble a large number of IKEA Lack coffeetables. It saves time, energy and painful wrists. It's very easy to make and the best part is that it is actually made from a Lack table itself. It works like a very big screwdriver but instead of screws it fits tablelegs. For the exhibition Platform21=Hacking IKEA we had to assemble some 1000 LACK's so you may imagine we needed all the help we can invent. The principle of the whole thing is best explained through the instruction of IKEA itself.

Step 1: Ingredients

The first thing you need is a Lack tableleg. If you have to assemble a lot of tables just get one extra. It never hurts to have spareparts, and you can actually assemble 4 Hack-a-Lacks from one extra table bringing the costs down to about 2,50 each. The other ingredients are a saw, strong glue (I used polyurethan), a wrench and something to rough up the surface of the tableleg. The IKEA Hack-a-Lack is actually a drillpart so a drill is needed to use it.
<p>on my gosh there's so few comments on here.</p><p>I wish I had this in my toolbox at least 3+ times, and i have also told 5+ people about it. at least it's in my favorites now.</p>
<p>I'm am peculiar if this IKEA hack was durable in the long term?</p>
for wot is it good for...
Apparently, screwing on more Lack legs.
Nice. We had to assemble a bunch of IKEA furniture at my office one time. This would have come in handy.
Here are some more life hacks <a href="http://howtohacklife101.blogspot.com">http://howtohacklife101.blogspot.com</a>
While this is clever, I would recommend cutting a 2x4 to the size of the table leg instead.
&nbsp;If one doesn't happen to have a spare 2x4, buying an extra LACK end table is nearly the same price as a piece of lumber these days. &nbsp;Plus you've got the extra parts in case of any mishaps.&nbsp;
Hm, well, a 2x4 around here still costs under $2.25...<br />
heck a short 2X2 is cheaper then that in fact cruise a remodeled house / building site get it free. I do not mean steal it, they got tons of scraps all going into dumpsters. <br><br>
To be honest I only used the leg because it is more fun as an ible. Although this way it is totally accurate.<br />
We did a tablescape using the hack-a-lack. It still is the ultimate tool to put these things together. I wonder if a 2 by 4 is the exact size of a lack table leg so just getting an extra table is probably better and it gives you 4 hack a lacks and the table top is available to serve as the bottom part of a lack rack.
Hmmm. <br />
OK, I know this will probaly sound really stupid, but WTF is IKEA???????
a store www.ikea.com
I like the first picture - "Lack and Decker" :-P
We have the tables and will soon start to put them together. I'll upload a film of it.
Reminds me of this..
It is!
You know, I think this is an actual page out of the employee handbook.
i doubt that
Whyyyyyy you gotta be like that?
In any case it should be.
There we go. A sense of humor! yayyyyyyy
I'm serious ; )
lol nice
Clever. Now how about a machine to assemble those @#$%<sup>&amp; bookcases.</sup><br/>
You should design one.
Me to. I'll put one on Flickr as soon as I have one.
1000 tables?!? I'd love to see a picture of that, too!
Yes I love that one!

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