IKEA Table Build with U-Shape Legs

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U-Shape Table & Bench Leg

$69.99

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BASIC TOOLS:


Drill/driver
Tape measure
Product
  • 2 – U-Shape Table & Bench Legs, in desired height and finish (we used 28" x 14" in white)
  • 1 – Tabletop
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Drill/driver and bit
  • Pencil
  • 16 – Screws (we used hex head screws)
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Jamie Emanuelli

Maker

As a maker and creator, I love to get my hands on raw materials like metal and wood. Semi Exact lets me indulge in these sorts of projects. Each project has its own soul and spirit. I can take a project wherever I want and it will still have a timeless quality. 

Another thing I love is the builds are great for almost any skill level. I can keep things simple while building with the family, or go all out on a more sophisticated build when I have more time to myself. Semi Exact will have the right pieces to make it all come together.

On the DIY challenge meter, a desk or table with custom legs is about as easy as it can get, especially if you’re planning on using a prefinished tabletop. Other popular options include upcycling an old or current desk/table that could use a simple glow up, or even a door!

Step 1:
Measure out your legs

Flip your tabletop drill side up, flat on the ground. You may want to try different arrangements of your legs: flush with the edge of the table, or perhaps a little bit in from the edge. Using a tape measure (ruler works too), mark the placement of the legs so that they are evenly spaced on each side.

Step 2:
Attach your legs

Once you’ve established the placement of your legs, you can attach them by driving screws straight through the slots with a drill/driver. This was an easy solo endeavor for us, but if you’re a little nervous, you can have an extra set of hands hold the legs in place while you drill. Double-check to make sure all the screws are secured and that there is no wiggle in your legs.

Step 3:
Admire your handiwork

Flip your table over and…you’re done. That’s it. Literally. In a matter of minutes, you now have a custom table, just the way you wanted!

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