How to Build a Lego Table from an Ikea Lack Table

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I am not a handy person. I have no real craftsman skills in spite of my sincere desire to do-it-myself. Because of this I am ridiculously proud of the Lego Table I built for Baby D.  I know screwing the legs on a Lack table doesn’t exactly make me a carpenter but it felt like a coup just the same. I love this table because not only does it look nice and match my furniture but I also designed it to store his bricks since we are short on storage space.

Supplies:

  • Lack Table from Ikea
  • Lego or Duplo Base Plates (Update 08/06/18- these ones peel and stick!)
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Trofast bin from Ikea
  • 2 Trofast rails- you can get these for $0.25 a piece at Ikea customer service

Steps:

  • Screw legs onto Lack Table
  • Trace Lego base plates where you want them with a pencil
  • Apply Gorilla Glue to back of Lego base plates- be careful to avoid the very edge since the glue will expand. I gave myself about a quarter of an inch of leeway
  • Carefully place base plates in the outline you drew and hold for 30 seconds. Add something heavy like canned veggies to hold plates down while the glue dries
  • Place Gorilla Glue on Trofast rails and hold in place on the underside of the table for 30 seconds.
  • Let glue dry over night and enjoy your new table with Lego storage!

Voila! You have a Lego Table that stores your bricks and looks a heck of a lot nicer in your living room than a primary colored plastic one (for a lot cheaper!) Right now Baby D loves to climb on top of it and destroy the Duplo buildings I build like he is King Kong. I look forward to him actually *building* on it someday soon!

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 11, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    When I asked for the Trofast rails, the people at Ikea thought I was crazy, any other ideas for the rails that would fit the Trofast bucket?? Thanks

  2. CK
    November 2, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Just go to the Returns counter and ask for them by their parts number you'll need I think one of each number (left and right rails) #129892 and 120055…You can get the parts numbers from any of the Trofast Frame instructions ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/series/19027/