The size of the IKEA LACK console table is right for entryways and hallways. But it’s just a bit, how should we say it, meh? It’s certainly not the furniture piece to make an impression and say “hello” to your guests when they arrive at your doorstep. Orchid rethinks the LACK console table and gives it the polish it lacks, tipping her hat to this nailhead console table.
Step 1: If new prior to assembling or disassemble if an old piece, wrap side panels with fabric of your choice. Depending on width of fabric you will need about 1 ½ yards.
Step 2: Use small finishing nails to secure fabric at what will be the rear of your table. Remember console tables are usually up against a wall or a sofa.
Step 3: Use a bowl to outline the circle. You can use chalk to draw the circle. Then use a straight edge or ruler to draw the four lines emanating from the circle, the border of the panel the front of the panel.
Step 4: Use a tape measure and pencil to make the dots one-inch apart on the circle, and all the lines drawn.
Step 5: Place upholstery nails on dots using a hammer. To avoid scratching nail head you may put masking tape on the hammer head.
Step 6: Assemble table
Step 7: Wrap top of table in fabric of your choice. You can staple in place on the underside of table top.
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