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Modern Ikea Coffee Table Hack

Are you looking for a coffee table on a budget?  Here’s an Ikea hack to DIY your own sleek, industrial-looking coffee!

Materials to Get Started

IKEA tabletop

Hairpin Legs

Measuring tape or ruler


Screwdriver or drill gun

How Long Did It Take?

Around 20-30 minutes to put it together.

Total Cost



Hairpin Legs




Total Cost



Choose a Tabletop

The tabletop I chose is the white IKEA Lagkapten tabletop (47 ¼” x 23 5/8”). 

I highly recommend that you search the keyword, “tabletop”, on IKEA’s website, and browse through the different sizing and colour options to suit the needs of your space.


Hairpin Legs

Hairpin legs are easily found on Amazon, and come in varying heights.

The average coffee table is approximately 18” tall.  Keeping in mind that the thickness of the tabletop is just over 1”, I chose 16” table legs.


Put It Together

The hairpin legs include the screws needed to attach the legs to the tabletop. I measured out 1 ½” from the edge of the tabletop, at each corner, to place the legs.

Use a screwdriver or drill gun to put the screws in place (5 screws per leg).


Step Back and Admire!

Voila!  Your table is done!!

If this DIY is not for you, a similar table can be found on Wayfair.


Hi, my name is Hamsha and I create DIY guides on home improvements, home decor, recipes, and more.

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