Thursday, June 12, 2014

The ever-inventive Ikea Trestle







Everyone knows that battling IKEA on the weekends are not for the faint of heart (psst, Friday nights are gold--just make sure everyone is well fed before you drag them there).  But with a deal like the trestle legs for $20, its so worth it.

I've been pretty obsessed with Facebook online garage sales lately (like OBSESSED) and have been accumulating some great DIY projects because of it.  I have 6 enormous vintage window shutters, four of which I made into a headboard for our guest room, but I have two leftover screaming for a spot, perhaps a desk or console?....decisions, decisions.

I put Ikea trestle legs up there with Expedit greatness.  They are pretty fabulous for a quick dining table, desk or side table on a budget and the color possibilities make it truly one of a kind.


Reclaimed Wood Vanity Table This reclaimed wood vanity table was a DIY project by this Apartment Therapy House Tour homeowner. The trestle l...

Makeup table ladies?

Not bad for a rustic Ikea desk.  Of course you still need to make the top.

Add a few pieces of reclaimed timber and Voila!  Instant industrial.

Recycled shipping crates turned into desktop with IKEA legs / rose hip blog

Give your space character by using a vintage wall hanging as your focal point. Decorate it with items that inspire you.

Or you could go as far as to use the butcher block counter top from Ikea for a smoother finish.


DIY plywood table and upside down ikea trestle legs.
Any good Ikea hacker knows to think outside the box.  How about install upside down to create a pin-like leg, more legroom, and cleaner storage.




How to make a Wood Trestle Desk (using IKEA trestle legs and old wood flooring!)    {An Oregon Cottage}

The look can even go a little tradish.

Console table made with a reclaimed barn door and Ikea trestles. From French House & Home.

IKEA Trestle Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 3

Incorporate multiples for a whole office.

IKEA VIKA LERBERG trestle legs spray painted red, kitchen, white pendant lights, wooden walls, white cabinetry
For a fun pop of color, get your spray paint out.  I love the mis-matched chairs.

DIY Dining Table Ideas



Clever and simple IKEA hack from White + Gold Design via Little Green Notebook.

A little faux brass really glams this up.  I mean looks like a million bucks!


All images via Pinterest

4 comments:

groovyrogue said...

Wow, love the idea with the upside-down legs. Gonna try that one with painted brass legs and a white meltorp top for a chique little dining table .

Lÿo said...

How did you attach the legs to the table tops? Was there adhesive used?

TheEditorsNotebook said...

A great work desk is so hard to find. I love the faux brass details on the last image. Great ideas for DIY. Thanks for sharing!

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Josh Rachlis said...

At IKEA today, I learned that table tops just rest on the trestles, so you don't have to screw into the table! I love that. Subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/joshrachlis to see the videos I make with my new table.

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