Easy IKEA Hack Side Table: Frosta Stool + Aptitlig Chopping Board

I'm always looking for easy ways to make furniture, and this project could not get much easier. All you need is an IKEA Frosta stool, an IKEA Aptitlig chopping board and 12 screws. Oh and also a drill, a screwdriver, painters tape, a ruler, and a pencil. Here's how it's done.
Mark the centers of the longer sides of the Aptitlig chopping board.
Position the Frosta stool legs on the Aptitlig chopping board on the center marks as shown in the photo below. Then mark the locations for the screw pilot holes.
Drill the pilot holes and install the screws.
That's all there is to it! Check out my blog at the link below for a few helpful details, more photos, and more interesting DIY furniture and decor projects.

Suggested materials:

  • Frosta stool (legs only)  (IKEA)
  • Aptitlig chopping board (17-3/4" x 11")  (IKEA)
  • Twelve #6 x 1-1/4" wood screws  (McCabe Do It Center Hardware)
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4 comments
  • Hillela G.
    on Aug 16, 2016

    I would NEVER guess that this was a chopping board! Wow!

  • William
    on Aug 16, 2016

    I make custom chopping boards. This something I can do with them. Great share.

    • Jen Panguluri
      on Aug 16, 2016

      Yes, that's a great idea. I think you could make some very unique side tables!

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