In this instructable I am going to show you how to make an ikea LACK table stand on two legs. Even though this is a rather simple mod, it is going to get you quite a few puzzled looks.
I originally wanted to make the table stand on one leg, but even though it is stable enough to support itself I was afraid that it could break should somebody lean on it.
After I had finished the table it reminded me of the TV show Dexter. So I spray painted a quote on it and after distressing the letters a bit sealed the surface, to prevent wear.
I built a more stable version. You find it here.
Step 1: Stuff You Need
- LACK side table, 55x55 cm (from ikea)
- Plywood or MDF board 1x55x55 cm
- Cheap rug (mine is 80x140 cm)
- Double-sided tape
- Wood filler (Spatula or something else to apply it)
- Paint (Paint brush)
- Rectangular block of wood, 4.5x4.5x36 cm
- Wood Glue
- Long screws
- Sanding paper
- Optional: primer, masking tape
- Hammer and chisel
Step 2: Supportive Legs
To fill the leg I used a Rectangular block of wood, which I glued to the inside.
Step 3: Sliced Legs
Afterwarts I sanded the cuts and primed and painted them.
Step 4: Assembly
I removed the carped fibers underneath the legs, in order to get better stability. Then screw the legs to the table and afterwards to the MDF plate (make sure the screw heads don't stick out, or they will scratch your floor). Make sure that the two long legs support the table and attach the two shorter legs.