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Ikea Lack table into Lack floating selves!

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This is a guide for how to make two IKEA Lack Floating selves from one IKEA Lack table.

As seen on ikeahackers.net

You will need one table from IKEA, check if you can find a super deal for half price in "as is section".
Then you will need some tools.
 
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Step 1: The tools you need

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You are going to need the following tools:
A saw to split in half the table top.
a jigg to bend the brackets.
a drill to drill the brackets and the wall
a screw driver
a lot of  helping tools devices and appliances check the photo to have an idea!It's a mess!

Step 2: Chopping and bending!

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You have to mark a straight line for sawing into half the table top, then use your favorite saw either by hand or a powertool just be sure to be precise and gentle. After you chopped the table top, find four brakets like these in the photo from selves like the IKEA dormer type. Cut if it needs like in the photo and bend to make an L shape with the help of a jigg and a hummer. In my case i used a special tool for this kind of bendings.
You have to make the L brackets fitting between the sandwich boards of the table top.
and dont forget to make 2 holes in each bracket for mount them on the wall.

Step 3: Mounting on the wall

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Now you have to place them in position for drilling the wall, the L brackets must have 53cm length from the outer sides, as you see in the photo. Be sure to be horizontal aligned, also take an L bracket like the one in the photos and slip under the bracket which holds the self, this will be used to lock the self into place. you will see in the next step.

Step 4: Placing the selves in the brackets

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As soon as you have mounted the brackets on the wall and didn't forgot to place the small L bracket for locking the selves on them, you are ready to slip in the selves. Make a mark for where you are going to bolt the locking screw as you see in the pictures, check the alignment and you are ready!

Step 5: Enjoy your bed side floating selves

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Now you can enjoy your bedside floating selves.
If you need help with the brackets or you want me to send you the two pairs you will need please don't hesitate to send me a message!

Enjoy!
mikenuke (author) 1 year ago
Hello to all of you out there, I am happy to anounce that it is possible to buy brackets from my site by PayPal.

Follow this link: http://migma-ideas.blogspot.gr/2013/03/buy-ikea-lack-shelves-brackets.html If your country is not listed please quote here to add your country option.

Thanks to SolidCactus for firing up this movement!
Hey,

Loving this project! Any chance you could tell me find the brackets? I'm looking for the Ikea Dormer but can't find anything?

Thanks!
mikenuke (author) 3 years ago
There is only in 30 cm long and in 110 cm long. The ones I made is 55cm long, exactly how long I need them. Plus this cost me only 2,50 euros! Because I bought it from the AS IS section and the rest of the parts was laying around in my workshop.
I got mine from the as is section too! I noticed them damaged next to the bin on my round as a security guard (I didn't work for IKEA, but for another corporation) and told them that I'd buy them as-is instead of IKEA having to throw them away. My idiot mini-boss was angry because I dared help the environment. I like IKEA, but both me and the other co-worker he "ruled over" quit shortly after -HAHA!
Ranie-K3 years ago
You can't get ready made LACK floating shelves at IKEA any more?
You can, but the price difference can be the deciding factor.

(U.S. prices used)
LACK Side Table - $8-10
LACK Wall Shelf - $14-20

gix0r3 years ago
Nice work. I have a feeling these are a lot stronger than the normal Lack shelves too, which I hear tend to sag with time...