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I have a family room with boxing in the corners of the room. This was done to cover mechanicals leading to the upper level. Although it solved the problem of hiding unsightly pipes and wires it didn't make it any easier to find furniture for the space. 


Level of Difficulty

I found this project to be very easy and fun! With some basic tools and a bit of patience you can have custom made furniture at IKEA prices. I consider this project to be a 3 out of 10.

Cost

The total cost of the project is approximately $10 per table and approximately 1 hour of work in total.


Recommendation

I strongly recommend this project for anybody with an irregular shaped room. It will allow you utilize space in areas that you originally deemed to be unusable. Spaces that were once thought of as a great place for a custom piece of furniture or a custom built-in unit can now be utilized for very little money.


Warnings:

Please read and understand the owner's/safety manual of all your tools before using them. Some guards and safety devices were removed for the making of this Instructable, I DO NOT recommend you remove any safety devices or guides from your tools. Safety comes first. Never put yourself in danger.

 
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Step 1: Furniture Layout

I first took dimensions of my space and then researched all the possible options. I eventually decided on a KIVIK love seat and also two LACK side tables. I got really lucky here because the dimensions of my room and the dimensions of the furniture worked perfectly together. All three pieces sit along the back with just enough space to slide the tables in and out.

However, when I first put the LACK side tables in place I realized that it would look a lot nicer if the tables wrapped around the bump-out in the wall. So, i decided to notch off the corner of the table.  
tim_n1 year ago
Before reading this 'ible I had exactly the same idea except I didn't think of using the extra leg. This addresses my concerns of having it fixed to the wall.

I need a small coffee table around the corner of a freestanding wall which needs exactly this sort of cut.

I don't have a table saw, so I'm going to try and use a jigsaw with a suitably fine tooth blade. I may use my hand saw if all else fails!

Thanks!
derte842 years ago
Added to "Hack the Lack" guide
luch (author)  derte842 years ago
Thanks!
Such a good use for these. Really makes the most out of the space you have. :D
luch (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks!