Megan Taylor

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IKEA Hack: LACK coffee tables with TROFAST drawers and SIGNUM cable management

That Guy I Married and I recently replaced an old, tiny sofa with the IKEA KARLSTAD corner sofa. It’s huge. So huge, that we realized there was a hidden cost: We had to replace our old coffee table as well.

We decided to get two of the ~30″ square LACK coffee tables. The couch is also our dining area, so really, the more table space, the better. These tables have a shelf about halfway down the legs, but we have two active cats. Anything we left on that shelf would be identified as not bolted down, and therefore a cat toy.

So we needed drawers on rails that would hold from the top, instead of the side or bottom.

Based on another hack I’d seen around, I knew the TROFAST drawers had a lip that made them pretty much perfect for this use. My husband picked up the STRECKET rails from the kitchen department, and after testing that the rail and lip were a match, we took them home with us.

One of the tables also has the SIGNUM cable management rack attached for wrangling laptop cords since we work on the couch a lot. At some point, we might spraypaint those bright green drawers. :)

January 4, 2012 | Comments Off on IKEA Hack: LACK coffee tables with TROFAST drawers and SIGNUM cable management | Categories: Posts | Permalink

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