Materials: Frosta Stool x 2, Antifoni Work Lamp, Angle Brackets x 4, Cord Tidy x 2
Description: Using a couple of Frosta stools and an Antifoni lamp, I’ve created a Frosta side table with a built in light.
I wanted an small side table with a lamp on it – however simply placing a lamp on top was going to take up far too much valuable surface space.
The Antifoni lamp was perfect for my needs, as the lamp base and arm are detachable – and the arm can easily be inserted into a hole drilled into the Frosta top. For best results, drill a hole in line with a leg, as you’ll be able to secure the lamp power cable to the leg later.
Just remember not to drill the hole too wide, as you’ll want the lamp to be a secure fit (though if you do – a length of insulation wrapped a few times around the arm before being inserted into the drilled hole will help). Once in place, you’ll be able to swivel the arm freely.
The lower shelf, from a second Frosta stool, is secured in place using four angle brackets, one for each leg.
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.