How to build the best Coffee Table ever for 6.50€

25 Aug 2013

tags: featured, diy, coffee, table, coffee table, ikea, lack, beer, case, kastencouchtisch

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You will need:

  • IKEA Lack Table - 5.00€ (Link to IKEA Germany)
    IKEA Lack Picture
  • Your favourite beer case - about 1.50€
    Beer case Picture
  • an electric drill
  • a handsaw

Step 1:

Unpack your IKEA Lack table. We will drill some new holes on its underside.

Mark for drilling holes on table underside:

marking the drill holes

marking the drill holes

Step 2:

Now, drill the holes. Use a 5mm drill.

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Take care not to drill all the way through, just pierce the bottom layer (the table is hollow).

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Step 3:

Saw off the legs, about halfway. We will later screw the end that has a hole in it to the table. Make sure that part is not longer than your beer case is high.

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Step 4:

Put the screws for the legs into the leg stumps. Don't just screw them in like the IKEA manual says – the table isn't solid in the middle and the screws will not hold. I used the drill for that, too, it is simply easier.

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Step 5:

Put the beer case on the table and screw in the legs. I recommend screwing all of them on loosely first and then tightening them, so the case doesn't move while tightening one of them.
Remember: The beer case is not yours. It belongs to the brewery, so don't modify or destroy it.

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Finished!


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