Easy IKEA Hack Side Table: Frosta Stool + Aptitlig Chopping Board

DIY side table project ikea hack.  Frosta stool legs and Aptitlig chopping board table top.

Here is another easy DIY side table and my first IKEA hack. (Well, it’s my second IKEA hack if you count the mid-century modern inspired cement replacement sofa legs. Check the cement legs project out here.) For this DIY furniture project I used the legs from an IKEA Frosta stool.  The IKEA Aptitlig chopping board made a great bamboo table top to go with the interesting Frosta bentwood legs.


 

Easy IKEA Hack DIY side table made with frosta stool and aptitlig chopping board

I decided to do another project for my new “Easy” category of furniture-making adventures.  I’m really enjoying getting projects done in quick order and hope you appreciate it too!

ATTACH THE LEGS TO THE TABLE TOP

Tools/Supplies:

  • IKEA Frosta stool legs
  • IKEA Aptitlig Chopping Board (11″ x 17 34“)
  • drill
  • twelve #6 x 1 14” wood screws
  • screw driver
  • ruler
  • pencil

The first step is to go to IKEA and get a Frosta stool and Aptitlig chopping board (or order online). I only used the legs from the stool and will save the round stool seat and screws that came with it for a different project (to be determined).

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Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial

Next, I marked the middle of the longer sides of the cutting board. If you have the same size cutting board as mine, the middle is 8 78

Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial

Then I positioned the end of the first leg at the penciled center mark and aligned it to the side of the table top, as shown in the photo below. Do the other legs in the same way.

Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial

I marked my drill bit with painter’s tape at 1 14” from the end of the drill bit to function as a depth guide. When you are drilling, drill into the wood to the start of the painter’s tape.

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Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial

Put the screws in, and you are done!

Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial

 

Here are a few more photos.

Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial
Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial
Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial
Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial
Frosta and Aptitlig IKEA Hack side table tutorial

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