Description: I needed a platform to put my laptop on, while photographing in the studio.
Stacking 2 Lack side tables, was just not high enough, so I decided to shorten the legs on a third table and put wheels under the shortened legs for practical reasons in the studio.
Shortening the legs created a problem, because the legs are hollow. The height of the standing desk is determined here and is of course an individual length. I’m 2 meters high and the legs are cut at 8 cm. Adding a total of 18 cm including the wheels and tabletop. The height of the standing table is going to be 2x45cm + 18cm = 108cm. A perfect height for me.
I used both ends of two legs, and filling them up with pieces of scrap Ikea wood that I had lying around from a cupboard. Putting enough glue into the cavities to make it a solid leg again.
After the glue has hardened, all 4 legs need holes in the center for the wheel-pin and double-sided Ikea-screw.
Using the predrilled holes in the underside of the table-top, I screwed each table-top to the legs of the table that is seated on top of the table. Then after the legs are perfectly aligned, I drilled 4×2 pilot holes for the screws that are going to fix the legs to the table underneath. Don’t forget to “sink” the screw-heads into the table or the legs underneath won’t fit.
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