The purpose of this instructable is to convert my beloved 8$ LACK (from ikea) into a bike rack.

Since I moved to Netherlands, I felt the need to protect my beloved italian race bike but since my apartment is only 20 square meters, I struggled to find a cheap solution.

The great thing of this project is that I can still use the table to put my phone while charging and the Tv remote.

I think that the lack is one of the best products of ikea: it's cheap, lite, can be transformed in anything (you you need some inspiration you can take a look at my instructable's guide "hack the lack") and its design is timeless.
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Step 3: Cover the cut in the table (optional)

If you choose to cut a rectangular large as the thickness of the table, you can reuse the piece that was cut to improve the look of your modified lack.
  • First, remove the paper between the 2 layer of birch ( this tiny layer of paper is the one that give structure to your lack 0_0 )
  • Rotate the cut-out piece and reposition it into the cut in the lack you just made with the jigsaw (see third photo)
  • Add some vinavil glue and wait it to dry for 24 hours (yes, I know, it's a lot of time!)
  • You can also colour the brown parts with a spray can
Advar2 years ago
One of those retro-obvious, why-didn't-I-think-of-that ideas. Fan - frelling - tastic! :)
l8nite2 years ago
That's a GREAT idea !
derte84 (author)  l8nite2 years ago
Thanks :)