One of our favorite aspects of IKEA Hacking is how it allows an individual to create something that matches his or her specific personality. For Sam Wang that meant turning a coffee table into an awesome retro arcade that resembled a Double7 Arcade Table by Surface Tension. As he explains on his blog, not wanting to pay the £2,799.00 GBP price tag for the real thing set off his research mission.
Not being a woodworking expert, I spent a month just researching what I had to do, and then also had an idea to use stuff sourced from IKEA to hack something together, but it never went beyond a few conceptual sketches and links to items on IKEA.
Then about 6 weeks ago, IKEA was having a sale before the end of financial year and saw a BESTÅ Bench on sale for $25 down from $95 so thought what the heck, if I mess it up, it's only $25... Then saw these INREDA drawers on sale for $5 each!
In the end, Wang produced a unique hack that very smartly also appeases his wife! See, when enemy aliens aren't being killed, the arcade table can be disguised as a regular coffee table.
Check out his website for the step by step on how he created his gaming masterpiece which eventually found it’s way onto Ikea Hackers.