Items Used: LACK, IKEA Coffee Table
Steps to hack a rustic coffee table
Measured original table top.
Bought one (1) 12x 8 knotty pine.
Cut to size.
Sanded, stained and sealed pieces (one (1) side and edges.)
Joined with pocket holes every 6 (roughly).
Drilled pilot holes on all four (4) corners (I placed the IKEA top on top of the backside of my new top, inserted a 2 nail and hammered to mark where my screws go).
Since the IKEA hardware for this is a weird double ended screw, I wasn’t able to get it in very far by hand. So I inserted one end of the IKEA screw into the end of my drill and tightened the chuck like I would a bit. I slowly screwed it into the table top until it was half way.
Screwed the legs on and follows the remaining instructions from the assembly manual.
~ by Nicole Baglieri
You may also like these ideas on rustic coffee tables:
– Another version of the LACK rustic coffee table
– Bed slats turned into a coffee table with storage.