We had 2 Lack tables that we were not using and wanted a coffee table with inside storage…
We decided to re-use the lack and see what we could do with this.
We combined the 1 full Lack table and one top (that was to become the base) with some wood paneling we had lying around.
1. We cut the grooves in the legs, to insert the panel. They were cut with a table saw, about 1/16th of an inch deep, 3/16th inch wide (=2 passes with the width of the saw blade), 1/4 inch from the edge of the legs.
2. We wanted the table to keep its original height, so we shortened all the legs by about 2 inches, using the table saw as well. Legs are hollow, so we kept the bottom base full piece and glued it back on, once they were cut.
3. Cut the paneling to size, to fit inside the legs.
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