There may be only one thing that inspires more creative customization than IKEA furniture — LEGOs. The little plastic bricks show up in a lot of projects, some more grown up that others. Joost used his LEGOs to create a streamlined and sophisticated modern tabletop placed on an IKEA Tosby frame.
Joost started with a simple IKEA Tosby frame, a few bags of LEGOs and a whole lot of patience. Actually, that makes it sound like a much easier project than it really was. Joost was originally inspired by another LEGO table he saw. When it came time to find a new table for his own home, he remembered that table and set about planning his own. It involved more math than my brain can possibly muster and multiple orders of LEGOs before Joost could even get started. And, as he pieced the tabletop together, he had to order even more LEGOs.
After piecing the tabletop together, Joost placed a sheet of tempered glass on top. The tiny crevices in all those LEGOs would be a nightmare to keep clean, especially as a dining table, so the glass will keep the top protected.
Joost blogged about the entire process and the project was also featured on IKEA Hackers.
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(Images: Joost Bakker via IKEA Hackers)