Here is another easy DIY side table and my first IKEA hack. (Well, it’s my second IKEA hack if you count the mid-century modern inspired cement replacement sofa legs. Check the cement legs project out here.) For this DIY furniture project I used the legs from an IKEA Frosta stool. The IKEA Aptitlig chopping board made a great bamboo table top to go with the interesting Frosta bentwood legs.
I decided to do another project for my new “Easy” category of furniture-making adventures. I’m really enjoying getting projects done in quick order and hope you appreciate it too!
ATTACH THE LEGS TO THE TABLE TOP
- IKEA Frosta stool legs
- IKEA Aptitlig Chopping Board (11″ x 17 3⁄4“)
- twelve #6 x 1 1⁄4” wood screws
- screw driver
The first step is to go to IKEA and get a Frosta stool and Aptitlig chopping board (or order online). I only used the legs from the stool and will save the round stool seat and screws that came with it for a different project (to be determined).
Next, I marked the middle of the longer sides of the cutting board. If you have the same size cutting board as mine, the middle is 8 7⁄8”
Then I positioned the end of the first leg at the penciled center mark and aligned it to the side of the table top, as shown in the photo below. Do the other legs in the same way.
I marked my drill bit with painter’s tape at 1 1⁄4” from the end of the drill bit to function as a depth guide. When you are drilling, drill into the wood to the start of the painter’s tape.
Put the screws in, and you are done!
Here are a few more photos.