LA Good Question: Affordable, Modern Legs For IKEA Lack Shelf

LA Good Question: Affordable, Modern Legs For IKEA Lack Shelf

Gregory Han
Apr 1, 2008

I replaced my much-unused desk with this lack shelf. I am planning to put it on legs so that the part under the windows will function as a desk when I need it and the left side by the door will be my new landing strip. As pictured, it's upside down (the metal plates in the corners are from the first set of ikea legs that i installed before realizing they are too tall). Any suggestions on where to find affordable, modern legs? I think i need 22" tall. I've seen the hairpin legs featured here before but i'm hoping there might be some other resources out there as well.

Besides IKEA's "as-is" section, we're eBay scavengers (search for "modern table legs" and you'll occasionally find a steal). The other budget solution is to scour Craigslist and yard sales for discounted tables and just reuse the legs already attached to another surface. A bit and miss, but definitely a cost saving solution.

Of course, there are plenty of retailers who also specialize in table legs. AT New York has mentioned TableLegsOnline.com before, and there is also Mockett.com and Waddel Manufacturing. Hopefully one of those sources helps you on your way with your DIY landing strip solution.

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