Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I made a mess out of this Ikea Hack and I am counting on you to help me save it!
We needed more big truck toy storage in the basement.
I decided to stack the extra IKEA Lack side tables (they were stored under the counter in the storage room, and I am clearing out stuff for the street sale...so it was street sale or bust!)
I wanted them the same height as the ledge. I needed to cut 3 3/8th's off each leg.
The ban saw power tool ripped the hollow legs to shreds. I switched to the hack saw, but my hands and forearms were already a mess of pulled muscles from planting new grass seed in the back lawn yesterday (I had to mow the lawn, then rake the debris, then use the garden rake - the one with big claws, to break up the dry soil. Pounding the garden rake into the dry mud over and over under it loosened. Then breaking up the large clumps of dirt in my hands. Tedious, but I wanted the seed and new soil down because they were calling for rain this week. Yes, I pulled my palm muscles, if there is such a thing!)
Anyways, the hack saw teeth were too coarse but they cut so I went for it.
I think I need to file the edges and get some sort of all purpose industrial strength glue to finish this. I used craft glue and the glue gun, but who am I kidding? this will hold for maybe 3 seconds.
Any tips!? Thanks!!!