Product Type: Ikea home furniture
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Cheap and cheerful table!
Ikea Lack Side Table
Member Name: MsTricia
Ikea Lack Side Table
Advantages: holds its own, easy to assemble, looks good and super duper cheap!
When my partner and I firs moved in together, furnishing a new flat with a baby on the way was something we had to do from scratch and on the cheap. I still remember our old TV used to be sat on a chair until we got a TV stand...how embarassing! After that we bought on the cheap this Ikea Lack Table as a short term solution. Anyway, fast forward 3 years and we now have our TV on a nice little TV stand with lovely shelves for DVD player, sky box etc but we still found the ikea table handy and ideal so we still have it as a nice little side table in our living room.
We picked up the table in our local Ikea store, for about £8 for a black wooden effect one. Although cheap the quality is really good, and it doesn't look like it only cost 8 quid! Being from Ikea of course it came in a flat box, and required assembly when we got this home. Being pregnant I wasn't about to lend a helping hand, but my other half seemed to slot it together relatively easily (and he's not awfully brilliant at DIY lol) as in the box it is literally the 4 legs and the table top which requires a few screws to put it all together and voila! A lovely table with none of the fuss.
In terms of durability, like I mentioned before we have had it over 3 years and it's brilliant. It's sturdy, as I have stood on it a number of times to change lightbulbs etc and it hasn't dented or wobbled like what happened when I stood on a table we used to have in our living room. Oops. I'm 9 and half stone though so probably if a large person got on it, it may not be so forgiving lol.
The table is reasonably sized at able 55cm long, 55cm wide and 45cm tall. It is ideal for us as at the moment all that sits on it is my macbook, our house phone and the argos catalogue without it looking too cluttered. The surface top is easy to clean with a bit of pledge or a damp cloth and some multi purpose surface spray. I do find ours attracts dust quite easily and when my daughter has stuck stickers to it, they have left annoying marks but with one quick swipe the table top looks as good as new.
Overall, I think this is a brilliant table and one of Ikea's finer budget home items. I would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting a nice nifty little table that does the job and is a super bargain price!
Summary: totally brill table I would definitely recommend!
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