From Floor Pad to Coffee Table, You've Gotta See Our Latest IKEA Hack

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This might just be the perfect IKEA hack for your outdoor living space. We turned an IKEA Alseda stool into a coffee table using a few tools and supplies — all found at the hardware store. The Alseda is a floor pad made from braided banana leaves and set onto a hollow metal frame. Once we saw this, we knew it would make for a darling coffee table — and this DIY looks similar to a higher end rattan-style table, don't you think? It's perfect for a patio or garden setting but would work just as well in a living room!

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Things You'll Need

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Step 1

Measure the bottom of the Alseda stool (inside the frame on the bottom of stool).

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Step 2

If using our measurement, draw a 13.25-inch circle onto the plywood.

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Step 3

Using a jig saw, cut out the circle from the plywood.

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Step 4

Mark where you would like for the table legs to go into the plywood base. We drilled holes about half an inch from the edge of our circle.

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Step 5

Screw the table legs into the drilled holes and secure each with a washer and nut.

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Step 6

Secure the plywood table base onto the bottom of the stool using Liquid Nails.

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Step 7

Allow the table base to dry overnight. For better adhesion, place weights onto the bottom of base to help get the best, most secure adhesion.

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And you're done!

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