So I've been using my IKEA LACK table as as a nightstand for two years now. While it's cheap and has a lot of space, I end up having everything scattered across the table and nowhere else to put them. One night, my roommate and I had a conversation about what to do with his plastic drawers that he had used for his previous bed setup. I just had to search a few words on Google, and BAM! Of course it's already been done.
What I used:
I originally used BLANKETT handles but there were a few issues:
Step 1: Drill two holes at the ends of each rail. The shorter side will be attached to the table. I used 7/32" drill bit so that it can catch the wood screw.
Step 2: Figure out where railings go on the table and mark them with a pencil. You'll most likely need two rails for each side.
Step 3: Make pre-drill holes so that it's easier to put the wood screws in. I used a 5/64" drill bit.
Step 4: Put in wood screws into holes. I had to angle it a bit to screw them in. You can also drill a larger hole into the other side of the rail so that you can just put the screwdriver straight through. I used the #6 - 3/4" wood screws that are in the toolbox.
Project complete! I'm now inspired to hack more IKEA tables in the near future.
In the spirit of Valentine's Day and all things DIY, I'd like to share a rather ambitious light-up card I made last year. I am always so grateful to be able to celebrate Valentine’s Day every year, whether it be with friends, family or a significant other.
I made this card using the following materials:
and the help of these two awesome tutorials:
I struggled all Friday morning with figuring out how to wire it properly but finally got it!
We're getting there!
Prototype vs Real Card:
Front of Card:
Back of Card:
And of course, a Pocky envelope:
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!