At $7.99 the LACK table from IKEA is a popular purchase. Supremely simple in design, this piece looks great in the living room or even as a minimalist beside table. Alas, like all things, the surface inevitably shows signs of wear—and there is only so many times you’ll want to reposition a potted plant or stack of books to strategically cover up scuffs or stains. It’s good to know that there is light at the end of tunnel when its life as a table begins to look LACK luster!
Ok, so IKEA's website specs inform us that the max load for this structure is 25kg, but given that people are not permanent fixtures I think there is quite a bit of wiggle room here. Just remember that as with most furniture, it's best not to plop down dead weight on this re-worked wonder!
(Image: MaryAnne Petrella)