Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ikea Hacked OFFI Woody Table


Materials: Frosta Stool, Stainless Steel Bowl, Wooden Table Top, Chalkboard Paint

Description: I knew if I could make a similar looking table to the Offi Woody Chalkboard Table, IKEA would be the place to have the bentwood legs I needed. Just my luck when I came across the FROSTA stool. First, I was lucky enough to find the perfect piece for the tabletop already milled and ready to go in a side table that was set on the curb destined for the trash. Its 29"round which happened to be the perfect size to create the Offi Woody Chalkboard table that was my inspiration.


I used the stainlees steel bowl I bought at Home Goods to make the template for the middle cutout. This bowl is 7 1/2" wide. After tracing a circle around the bowl placed on top of the wood, I made another circle 7 1/4" wide so the the lip of the bowl would sit over the opening.

Next, I marked the center axis of the table top, and lightly drew an X on the underside of the table. These were my points to attach the FROSTA stool legs. Thanks to Ikea, with predrilled holes in the legs and supplied with the correct screws, I simply screwed the legs into place!

Last came painting the table top itself. I sanded and primed the top, and then added a few coats of Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint, and voila.

~ Meghan Shadrick, Boston, MA

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