IKEA HACK - STOOL TO SIDE TABLE
I've started decorating my bedroom - but like a lot of European homes, space was an issue. I really wanted some bedside tables (you know, for all the useless junk we liked to store within arms reach of our bed), but I knew I needed to keep it small and compact .
The IKEA STOOl seemed like the perfect starting point for the industrial side table I had always wanted, and at a whopping £3, I was saving quite a few pennies
-Hard wood timber W 8.9cm L 240cm T 3.8cm (2′ x 4′)
Spray on varnish (poly)
MDF wood (of at least 1cm thickness)
Gorilla glue (or DAP glue)
A POWER ROUTER
I painted the stool yellow with the spray paint
Making the wooden top was slightly more complicated because I really wanted a chunky slatted top similar to the design I had created for my rustic BENCH a few years ago. To do this:
With a jigsaw, I sawed the wood into 5 lengths and then glued together.
. Next, using the top of the IKEA stool as an outline, draw a circle with a pencil. Then you need to cut out that circle. The drawing part was a piece of cake, the cutting, on the other hand, was a nightmare!
2. . Next, using the top of the IKEA stool as an outline, draw a circle with a pencil. Then you need to cut out that circle. We initially attempted this with a jigsaw but it was a HUGE FAIL! You can find out why and see some shocking pictures at link below
3. Our next step was using a power router which worked perfectly!
All that was left to do was sand and stain and voila!
What do you think?
You can see more pictures of my bedroom by heading to the link below!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published October 20th, 2017 4:30 PM
2 of 21 comments
Ran22549902 on Nov 16, 2017Hello...Great idea! The wood top really adds another texture to your table.I like that you made it thick. More substantial. Great job coordinating the color pallet. Love the mixed patterns in the bed linens. Very sharp! Thanks for sharing your artistic abilities. Randy
Sus4656556 on Jan 14, 2018I'd like to make the table top diameter a couple inches wider, then rout-out the seat diameter/depth to "cap" the tabletop to the stool. That would hide the plastic.I've also used a nice ceramic plant saucer for the top of one of these stools, which serves to keep tabletop items from rolling off.