IKEA Glowforge Table Hack w/ Drilling Template and Leg Clamps

All,

Since anything that is worth doing is worth overdoing, I way over thought the IKEA Table that others have shown off before.

I wasn’t super thrilled with gluing the feet down to each layer, so I came up with some laser cut parts to secure each layer to each other.

I also created a video showing the process of assembly and how to use the template. Video can be found here: https://youtu.be/UJM3_4iAEds

Instructions:
TEMPLATE.SVG Instructions
Materials: Template can be cut out of any thickness or any material. I used 1/4” Clear Acrylic in my video, but wood or thinner materials would work just fine.
BLACK - Cut
Red - Score
Template

CIRCLES.SVG Instructions
The file contains enough for a single layer of CAPITA legs for the table. I used 5 sets for the unit I built in the video.
Materials: Any 1/4” material would work. I used 1/4” Clear Acrylic in the video.
BLACK - Cut
circles

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Great idea, looks really clean.

I just put a tiny ball of Fun-Tak under each leg. Nothing has moved and one time when I tried to pull apart some sections they were stuck so well that the leg separated before the foot released. :astonished:

Your system is more high tech. I like it. :smiley:

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Looks great! Well done!

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Love it - you could market these!

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I am going to ikea tomorrow to get the parts for this table. so glad i came across this post

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This is freaking awesome :heart:

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I’m glad that others are finding this useful! I’d love to see a photo of the table if anyone else builds one using my files!

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Can anyone tell me the name of this table?

Links here: Yet another ikea hack

The tabletops are LINMONN and the feet are CAPITA. Both from IKEA.

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What size is the table top?

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Never mind. I got it!

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I know you found it, but I’m going to reply here so that the dimensions show up for others that are wondering.

This tabletop is 39 3/8" x 23 5/8 "

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Thanks so much for this design. A cheap way to have a table exactly as I wanted it. And it feels good to build yourself. Only after I put it together and loaded up my material did I know how much material I had. My husband gave me the eye. oopsie. So off to cutting I go to justify it. Ha.

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Table looks awesome. Thanks for the photo!

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Thank you for this!!! Ordering the pieces now!

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Glad it was helpful to others!

I’ve even had a few people commission me to cut the acrylic pieces and ship it to them so they can build the table before their Glowforge arrives!

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I need to make this. I don’t have a great way to store my material. I have stacks of it everywhere!

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If I didn’t already have my glow forge I would for sure be asking you! Originally it was sitting on a wooden table I had built but this looks so much cleaner!

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