LINNMON Bar with iPad Mini inset

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My boyfriend asked kindly if we could have a bar with stools in our living room. Sure, okay; but we had to work around a few issues.

1) It had to fit with another MDF plate which was already mounted.
2) Measurements, we were looking for a 70x120cm tabletop.
3) Costs, we didn’t want to spend more than 75 euros for it all.
4) It had to have something special.

Walking through Ikea, we found a black-brown LINNMON table top. Color, perfect. Price, perfect. Measurements, less perfect. It measures 60x120cm, but we could work with that.
For the legs, we bought two OLOV legs. To finish it off, two high STIG stools would do the trick.

And for point 4, the special part was to include an iPad mini into the LINNMON table top.

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First, we outlined the iPad with a pencil. Then drilled a few holes and removed the top layer of the LINNMON table top.

The honeycomb inside is perfect to give the iPad the support it needed, by bending it to the right size and a way to guide the lightning cable. We drilled a hole into the side of the table and used a folding rule to get the cable through the table.

With a black marker, you can make the inside of the table black – to make it look tighter.

And for a finishing touch, we’ve added 4 RGB DIODER led strips on the bottom of the table.

Sidenote; this is the older RGB DIODER – The newer version has a turnswitch instead of a button.