Instructables: exploring - furniture - ikea - featured Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:12:51 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bookshelf Hacking
Bookshelf Hacking - More DIY How To Projects]]> zacharyianhoward Despite the amazing technology we now have allowing us to carry around thousands of books in our pockets, there is something about the touch, smell and experience of cracking open a real book that still excites me. I've accumulated quite a few books over the years and figured it was time to store th...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:07:53 PDT
Magnetic Joinery Flat-pack Stool
Magnetic Joinery Flat-pack Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> dalegribble Here is my take on the collapsible step stool. Firstly, I am new to the flat pack design. So new that I only started checking it out when the contest came out. I started looking into it and thought “how did I miss this”? I don’t live near an IKEA and like to buy my furniture on CL or make it. T...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 09:55:16 PDT
IKEA Expedit Filing Cabinet Hack
IKEA Expedit Filing Cabinet Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> acoens Like many nomadic friends, we own one of the Expedit units from IKEA. I has 5 cubbies down and across and since we live with limited storage space, this has been a useful addition to our apartment. Despite their widespread usage and clear dominance of the SF Bay Craigslist market, IKEA hasn’t develo...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 06:49:30 PST
Cheap, Easy and Portable Bed Platform
Cheap, Easy and Portable Bed Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> grp19 When my daughter went to grad school, she wanted to travel light, so she decided that her bed would consist of a futon and a set of Ikea roll-up slats. Though, as her principal mover, I appreciated the idea of travelling light, I also thought her bed was bit too minimal - I wanted it at least to be...
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Fri, 25 Dec 2015 19:27:06 PST
Quickest desk shelf using Ingo IKEA table
Quickest desk shelf using Ingo IKEA table - More DIY How To Projects]]> carloratm I love the Ingo IKEA table.In 2 simple steps, you can make it a very large shelf for your studio desk. Disassemble Ingo top You have to disassemble the Ingo top.Remove the legs.Leave just the short sides, as shown in the pictures. Use L shaped pieces to fix the shelf below your desk Use L shap...
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Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:48:33 PDT
19 inch communication rack, IKEA Lack
19 inch communication rack, IKEA Lack - More DIY How To Projects]]> GautierA A 8U, 19 inch rack cost about US$2000, it is a big over expensive for how, but with a minimum budget and effort, about a US$70 and a rainy Sunday, something quite similar could be achieved. KISS, Kit it Simple Stupid was the strategy because the idea was not to copy a commercial 19 inch in all its f...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:10:50 PDT
Record & Stereo Rack
Record & Stereo Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> schnurrbart One of my biggest motivating factors in growing my understanding and skill in woodworking is simple: to replace all of the Ikea cardboard furniture that fills my house, one piece at a time. Just about everyone who has furnished an apartment or home with Ikea stuff has bought one of their cube tower...
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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 12:31:38 PDT
Flat Pack End Table
Flat Pack End Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman Ikea dominates the market for flat-pack furniture, but you don't have to be stuck with big-box mediocrity in your living room. The LACK, their most popular end table design, is a sixty-dollar cube of blandness. And, judging by the alleys here in Baltimore, it doesn't tend to last long. For way less ...
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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 15:58:02 PDT
Ikea Hack Bar Cart - Vittsjo
Ikea Hack Bar Cart - Vittsjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> mgarciaad This Bar Cart will be made with 2X Vittsjo - laptop desks. They are relatively cheap so it will all be worth it at the end. A comparable bar cart for this size can run from $300-$600 retail so this will be a bargain when it's all said and done. All-in-all it should cost about $100-$120 after some mi...
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:07:03 PDT
Sliced Deadpool LACK Table 2.0
Sliced Deadpool LACK Table 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrittLiv This is my 2.0 version of the "Sliced LACK table" I built in 2013. I moved recently and sadly couldn't disassemble it since I glued it in a few places. Furthermore it was never as stable as I wished it to be, so I decided to build a new and improved version. This table is build from an IKEA LACK ta...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:22:47 PDT
Small HiFi rack
Small HiFi rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> tiefpunkt I needed a place to put my stereo and my turntable. Looking at different furniture stores, I couldn't find anything that looked like what I had in mind. So I decided to make my own.Materials2x IKEA Lack side tables2x 1m M18 threaded rods16x M18 nuts12x M18 (or 19mm) washers4x wheels (I used 3 normal...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 16:47:29 PDT
How to Build a Bed. A Mydal Bed Upgrade
How to Build a Bed. A Mydal Bed Upgrade - More DIY How To Projects]]> BartholomewH Long story short:As a professional assembler, upgrading has become a natural consequence of my profession. That's why I love to not only do the actual furniture assembly but to do the actual IKEA hacks that follow.When it comes to IKEA's ready-to-assembler I'm not the only one nuts in the house.. My...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 03:43:18 PDT
Butcher block countertop table (IKEA hack)
Butcher block countertop table (IKEA hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> anapsix Make a beautiful butcher block table with IKEA hardwood countertop and IKEA desk frame. A trip to IKEA Visit your local IKEA store's kitchen section and select your favorite hardwood countertop. Most IKEA countertops come in two sizes: 6 feet (74") and 9 feet (98"). Naturally, you can use a longe...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:56:23 PDT
Add on PC stand
Add on PC stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> joerice01 I recently purchased an IKEA Alex desk and wanted to add a stand for my PC so it wasn't sitting on the floor. Tools & materials Tools: Angle grinder with cutting discs Drill Saw horse Hacksaw Ruler (30cm & 1m) Set square Marking pens Metal files F clamps 2mm ho...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:30:50 PST
Bathroom cabinet with Ikea bowl
Bathroom cabinet with Ikea bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer So I was remodeling my very small bathroom. Searching for a nice cabinet I noticed that I didn't like the materials used in the cabinets for sale. Besides that, all cabinets where much to big (in size and price) for my small bathroom.A new project was born!I'm very happy with the result and I made s...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:07:08 PST
Dual Lack laptop desk
Dual Lack laptop desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss I wanted a short laptop desk that we could keep in the living room and that would allow reasonably comfortable use of the laptop while sitting on the sofa. Previously, the kids had been using the laptop while sitting on the cushion of an Ikea Poang ottoman on the floor and with the laptop resting o...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:19:36 PDT
Bunk bed hack
Bunk bed hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> prosend We wanted to give my son more privacy in his shared room. We saw a similar hack on Instructables, but it had no instructions. Hope this will inspire you to create one! It has been so popular that we are modifying the older boys bed to have a similar set up. Success. Stain the pieces first We use...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:33:12 PDT
Ikea Hack: Rolling Storage Lack Coffee/Side Table
Ikea Hack: Rolling Storage Lack Coffee/Side Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cezsaria I stand on the shoulders of giants. With especial thanks to: SpaceSays and Jules Yap and drnutella and thebunnykingofnowhere. I needed a compact coffee table that was mobile and cheap. After perusing Instructables and, I came up with my solution. Here I present the Rolling Storage ...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:19:47 PST
IKEA Futon Hack
IKEA Futon Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> efraguada I wanted an upgrade from the typical collegiate Ikea wooden futon in the living room to a bit more stylish adult living room sofa. Researching couches & sofas I found; I could get a used one off craigslist (not a very stylish selection), a new one from Ikea, or the couches that I wanted--that I coul...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 07:01:31 PST
IKEA HACK: bedside buddy
IKEA HACK: bedside buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus This smart bedside caddy has compartments to hold all your everyday carry (EDC) sundries. This simple IKEA hack was made from an IKEA flatware holder and has drawer pulls as feet. Put this caddy next to your bed to hold you phone and earplugs at night, or next to your couch to keep your remote contr...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:50:30 PDT
Hemnes Baby Changing Dresser - IKEA-Hack
Hemnes Baby Changing Dresser - IKEA-Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> mmaatkamp In the Netherlands, everything remotely baby-related is priced at least double.Therefore, I decided I could transform a regular set of IKEA-drawers into a baby changing table by adding a few planks on top.In the next step you can find an IKEA-style manual for putting it together. IKEA style manual...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:05:54 PDT
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr Chutney We have had our little Ikea Klobo for several years and it's starting to look a bit tatty. We have been using a few throws to disguise it's general shabbiness but it's very frustrating constantly adjusting these. It's time for a change! It's possible to buy pre-made slip covers from eBay but they ar...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:54:58 PST
Rope Bridge Shelf
Rope Bridge Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> sbanas I have seen this shelf on instructables a couple of times and it has fascinated me so I decided to make one. It's made from an ordinary ikea shelf but instead of being a boring flat shelf, it is like a rope bridge. Supplies This shelf is made using ikea brackets and a 7" board I found at lowes. (...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:55:22 PST
OMG the kitchen table became my desk
OMG the kitchen table became my desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> carloratm It all started with IKEA Ingo It is a very cheap real wood table. I think it is one of the best IKEA products. It is filed as a kitchen table, and that's true. But I really like wood, and I really like minimalism, so why don't use it as a desk? ...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:50:15 PDT
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> komomochan This Instructable/Ikea Hack is going to teach you how I built a glass top desk with ambient lighting.   There is many ways you can do this project but I chose something cheap and simple to work with. So I chose to get my materials at Ikea. Really, you can get your materials in whatever shape/size y...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:42:04 PDT
Concrete Lack: Ikea Table Hack
Concrete Lack: Ikea Table Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> budman0312 I wanted  a cheap coffee table, so I went to Ikea and picked up a Lack coffee table for $20. It was a little plain, so I decided to customize it a little. Materials and Tools Materials: IKEA Lack Coffee Table ($20) 12 ft. 1x6 boards ($10) Bag of concrete ($3) (I used standard quikrete concrete. F...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:24:51 PDT
Sliced LACK table
Sliced LACK table - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrittLiv 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...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:27:16 PST
IKEA Hacks zazenergy "IKEA Hacks" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 12 different projects that modify IKEA furniture for new uses. Make hanging lanterns, modify a tool box and even construct your own raincoat. All projects come from, are written by our creative community, and contain...
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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:26:37 PDT
Providore IKEA Hack
Providore IKEA Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> hjacksonau The lady of the house spied a nice piece at a furniture store - named providore - it looked provincial and would fit our décor - But it was a little bit too tall, and definitely too expensive at @$750.  Disheartened we went to IKEA ant though about hacking one of theirs to get the piece that we wan...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 01:08:02 PST
Ikea Hack - Pivot TV Mount
Ikea Hack - Pivot TV Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> Julien Thibeault Living in a small apartment require great organization. It is even more important when you live in an open space apartment or a loft. When I moved into my new apartment (a loft), I installed a Stolmen system to split the main room into two separated spaces : the living room and the bedroom. To make ...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:22:09 PST
LACK around the corner
LACK around the corner - More DIY How To Projects]]> luch 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...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:25:18 PDT
8U Rack Case From IKEA RAST Table
8U Rack Case From IKEA RAST Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Harrymatic I was in need of an instrument rack to hold all of my music equipment, however I was not willing to pay about £60 for one. I discovered the IKEA LACK rack, made from a coffee table. On going to IKEA to buy one, I was a bit disappointed as the LACK coffee table is very big for what I need, and also t...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 10:02:45 PDT
Ridiculously Heavy Table
Ridiculously Heavy Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> christopherhesse My computer desk was a little flimsy, so I wanted to make a sort-of-industrial table to replace it.  A friend of mine, Roland Lapp sketched out an industrial-looking table that I modified and modeled in Autodesk Inventor, then built out of steel and oak. I made this at Techshop San Francisco, using...
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:11:51 PDT
Bar Table and Desk - Using IKEA Table Tops (VIKA AMON)
Bar Table and Desk - Using IKEA Table Tops (VIKA AMON) - More DIY How To Projects]]> luch I recently purchased two table tops from IKEA, the VIKA AMON series, in high gloss white. I decided that I was going to make the bases for them using pine that I purchased from Home Depot. The majority of the joinery will be pocket holes, using a pocket hole jig.  Level of Difficulty I found this...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:39:15 PDT
Ikea Bed Hack (RYKENE)
Ikea Bed Hack (RYKENE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> luch I bought this bed frame a few years ago. Since then, I have always wanted to alter the bed to make it stronger and a little more sophisticated.  The revisions that I have made:     - Increased the height to approximately 20" from the top of the mattress to the floor    - Upholstered the headboard...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 06:56:46 PDT
Creating a S.L.A.C.K.
Creating a S.L.A.C.K. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElgerJonker For an event we needed some tables for displays and game consoles. What better choice than the cheap IKEA Lack table: simple design, lightweight and beautiful because of its simplicity. So we got 20 of them donated by various people, which means there 80 IKEA lack table-pilars that need to be assemb...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 11:15:44 PDT
Hack the Lack derte84 Lack is one of the most beautiful pieces of furniture Ikea offers. It is cheap and minimal, its design will never get old. I think that the good thing of being simple and cheap is that a lot of people can afford to modify it on their needs. So, read this guide, get inspired and go to Ikea to buy a ...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:37:24 PST
DIY Nail Head Table
DIY Nail Head Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> SpaceSays I love the use of nail heads in interior decor. In my search for a nail head trim table I came across several great options, but just couldn’t stomach the price tag. It’s amazing to me that some of these tables cost so much, when their design is so simple. I decided to create one myself using Ikea L...
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Fri, 14 Oct 2011 06:42:18 PDT
Ikea DJ Console
Ikea DJ Console - More DIY How To Projects]]> drwelby UPDATE 2015Some of the Ikea furniture pieces have changed names and dimensions and I don't know if you can still make this. But take a look in the comments below - there are some excellent new designs using two 4x4 Kallax shelves with legs and a tabletop.I've been looking for a DJ console for a whil...
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 19:28:25 PST
KittyLitter MALM
KittyLitter MALM - More DIY How To Projects]]> uersel Having cats means also having a litterbox standing around somewhere and several times a day having a distinct smell floating around your home. Searching for solutions to the problem I saw various hacked IKEA pieces for this purpose. So one day I was heading to the flat-packed-furniture-shop to look ...
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:02:47 PDT
Laser Etched Draws for Ikea Expedit
Laser Etched Draws for Ikea Expedit - More DIY How To Projects]]> Infinite Crafts In my job I do a lot of designs for people. As I can't even draw a stright line I get my wonderful boss Jenny to do the artwork and then convert it to a file that the laser cutter can 'read'. Sometimes however a girl just wants to make something for herself! This was a quick little project that too...
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Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:42:24 PDT
Ikea lack plus (light)
Ikea lack plus (light) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikemaj Everyone knows that table because it's the Ikea's philosophy essence for an extremly low price. Built from nothing more than 4 screws, air and wood fibers can withstand a lot considering how flimsy this material is. Here's how it's made:
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Fri, 13 May 2011 13:36:21 PDT
How To Make A Fold out Sofa/Futon/Bed Frame
How To Make A Fold out Sofa/Futon/Bed Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> VVBoredGuy I enjoy relaxing on a sofa and in my bed, and so it may come as no surprise that I would wish to combine the two. After searching Ikea and several other shops, I found the average price for a "tri-fold" futon was in the region of 120GBP ($150). I found this pretty steep for what is basically some pl...
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Mon, 3 Jan 2011 07:01:39 PST
GORM Ikea coffee table
GORM Ikea coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> matt.t.mcgowan After seeing randofo's GORM bench / bookshelf project I thought a coffee table would be quite possible and look pretty good with a few slight modifications. I had recently assembled a GORM bookshelf so I thought a GORM coffee table would watch nicely and at a very reasonable price. Bill of Materi...
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Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:48:22 PDT
DIY Ikea: Modular food shelf
DIY Ikea: Modular food shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> frenzy I made my way to Ikea this past weekend to try to find a kitchen table that can hold my food. But rent and cell phone bills were due recently so both me and my partner felt poor, so after not finding anything under 60 bucks that really fit our needs we went back home, empty handed. At home sitting...
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Mon, 9 Aug 2010 22:04:41 PDT
Coffee-Stained Coffee Table
Coffee-Stained Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus This table seeks to take the stress out of owning a coffee table. You might constantly worry about stains appearing on your table from water cups or the notorious coffee cup. But with dozens of coffee stains already on the table you have absolutely nothing to worry about! Idea inspired by a ReadyMa...
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Wed, 5 May 2010 10:19:37 PDT
Shoe Tower - a free standing, multi-tier floating shoe rack
Shoe Tower - a free standing, multi-tier floating shoe rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu Shoes take up a lot of space. This is a known fact. In a room as small as mine, space is valuable and the shoe pile that I used to maintain in one corner of my room often became unmanageable as the shoes spread out across my room and enveloped what little floor space I had. Not any more! With a co...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2009 08:02:55 PST
DIY Illuminated Design Desk
DIY Illuminated Design Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> skyburner I always thought that those designer desks with the glass tops and lights were pretty cool. I just moved into my new apartments, and knew such a desk was calling my name. And being a college student on a budget, the cost had to be low. It's VERY simple and VERY basic, but clean and cool. this is...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2008 04:55:23 PDT
IKEA Hack-a-Lack
IKEA Hack-a-Lack - More DIY How To Projects]]> arne hendriks 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...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 08:19:42 PDT