Product Type: Ikea home furniture
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Ikea Lack Coffee Table
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Ikea Lack Coffee Table
Advantages: Look, Price, Quality
Disadvantages: The bottom shelf isnt very strong
My partner has recently moved house. He used to live with others in a shared house so we have been trying our hardest to furnish his new house on a budget. After the cost of moving (deposit etc) we found ourselves pretty short on cash so we were planning to buy cheaper furniture for the time being and then upgrade it as and when we had the cash.
I was visiting a friend one day whose partner has also recently moved. She told me they got all of his furniture from Ikea, she also told me they had bought a coffee table for just £12.99. Needing a coffee table I told my partner we would be making a trip to our nearest Ikea that evening!
So we tracked down the coffee table which is the one shown above. For some reason ours was £14.99 rather than £12.99 but I wasnt going to get upset over £2, especially when it was so cheap in the first place. Looking on the website I can see that they do vary in price from about £12.99 to £19.99, I am unsure why this is, it could be different colours because I'm pretty sure they only come in one size.
So we bought our table in oak effect. We were going to get some side tables to match which were about half the price but in the end we decided to see how good the coffee table was first.
The table came flat packed and as soon as we got back we eagerly went about putting it together. We had all the bits needed in the box and all we needed was a screwdriver. It was really simple to put together, the instructions were easy to follow and it took less than ten minutes.
I love the look of the table. I was worried it may look cheap but it really doesnt and numerous people have commented on what a nice coffee table it is. Although you can tell it isnt real oak, it still looks very nice and of good quality. It has a really nice colour to it and although it has a wipe clean surface it is not shiny.
So as you can see from the picture it is quite a basic coffee table with a square design. I really like the shelf underneath the table top as it gives us some extra storage. My partner seems to think nothing should be put away and instead it should all just stay lying around so this is a welcome necessity, giving me somewhere to shove all of his junk!
One thing I have noticed about the shelf underneath is that it cant be very strong. We dont have too much on ours, just a small pile of paperwork and a few magazines yet it is bending in the middle which suggests it probably wont take much more weight. It is worth noting that if you do not want an extra shelf, this does not need to be fitted.
However, the top of the table is very strong. Our table is positioned right in front of the front door so when we walk in often lots of things get dumped on it. Because the top of the table is so thick it withstands a lot of weight and my partner has even sat on it before and it put up with that.
The table is wipe clean which is a necessity for a coffee table in my opinion! If anything gets spilled on it I just wipe over it with a dry or damp cloth and it leaves no mark. I also clean it properly a few times a week with a cleaner spray and this hasnt caused any damage to the table.
For those who would like to know the size of the table, the following sizes are when the table is fully assembled:
Length: 90 cm
Width: 55 cm
Height: 45 cm
We have had the table about 8 weeks now and it still looks as good as new. If for some reason ours broke (which I really dont think it would) then I would definitely buy a new one. They come in a variety of finishes so will match everyones home and I would certainly recommend it as it is a bargain!
Summary: Fantastic piece of furniture, recommended
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