February 22, 2010

Ikea Hack (sorta)

What do you get when you combine an Ikea Utby table base (similar to this, though no longer available in square) with a few random leftover cabinet doors found in the basement of a kitchen showroom?
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You get this awesome pub height table!



We (okay Mike) worked on it all weekend.  We (again, Mike) cut the doors to form the square, then used the cut pieces plus strips from the 3rd door to give the top the appearance of extra thickness.  Then we (yep, Mike) cut 2 layers of 3/4" plywood to use as the base.  For what it's worth, I got the doors and drew the plans on CAD.  But obviously Mike did all the hard work.  I just get to sit and admire it.  Next step:  barstools and something to hang on the wall above the table.  And new blinds / window treatments.  The list never ends.