One of the suggestions from this post was for weekend projects and I thought it was a great idea. A fun project that could be done in a day or two or less. Here’s one from Josie I think would be great for a Sunday afternoon. Am sure the kids would love it too!
Assemble the Ingo dining table as per instructions.
Decide how may buckets you will be using.
Measure the table from underneath. Why? Because there are wooden supports with this table that would interfere with any cuts you would make for the buckets. Once you have avoided them, with the remaining space, subtract the amount of space required by the number of buckets you will be using and add a few inches in between.
Trofast has a few sizes of buckets. We used the white ones that are $1.50. There are some that are more shallow but wouldn’t hold very many Legos. Also, when measuring the buckets and when cutting the holes, you would think you could just cut an oval shaped insert. But no, you need to cut a rectangle because the Trofast buckets have corners underneath the support lip that stick out requiring a 90 degree cut in the wood.
After measuring the rectangles for cutting we drilled in with a bit large enough to pass a jigsaw blade through it. Then cut out all four holes.
Sand the edges lightly so there aren’t any slivers!
Paint if you want.
Glue down Lego baseplates, we used Liquid nails for plastic. Let dry over night and up to 24 hours.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.