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IKEA Lack Coffee Table, slight damage to top, very lightweight table

Great table, just came damaged (minor). I like the size and shape of it, definitely fits my room and the look i’m going for. But the packaging wasn’t too great, one of the screws for the legs/table was loose in the box and caused a pressed in spot on the table. I would return it, but i’ve already assembled it fully (really simple to assemble which is awesome). I recommend going to an ikea to actually buy this item ( a bit cheaper too than on here, but i don’t have a store near me and 200$ for shipping is ridiculous when i can get free 2 day with prime). Overall, i’m happy with the product and can get over it, but i recommend buying it from the store and not from here if you can.

Serviceable, but over-priced and slightly damaged upon delivery. The coffee table itself is perfect for our needs (young couple living in a short-term junior one-bed apartment). It’s lightweight, tidy, easy to assemble and, overall, looks more expensive that it actually is. However, much like previous reviews, our table arrived with minor cosmetic damages. Not the end of the world, but still slightly frustrating, considering that fasthomegoods charged ~$15 for delivery. We picked up a second table for $10 on craigslist, which was actually in better condition than what fasthomegoods delivered to our door. So, fyi – it’s a decent coffee table, but look elsewhere and you’ll find it cheaper.

Why so many negative reviews?.

Key specs for IKEA Lack Coffee Table – Black/Brown:

  • Length: 35 3/8 “
  • Width: 21 5/8 “
  • Height: 17 3/4 “

Comments from buyers

“IKEA coffee table, Great Price – Easy to Assemble, Serviceable, but over-priced and slightly damaged upon delivery”

Great table, just came damaged (minor). I like the size and shape of it, definitely fits my room and the look i’m going for. But the packaging wasn’t too great, one of the screws for the legs/table was loose in the box and caused a pressed in spot on the table. I would return it, but i’ve already assembled it fully (really simple to assemble which is awesome). I recommend going to an ikea to actually buy this item ( a bit cheaper too than on here, but i don’t have a store near me and 200$ for shipping is ridiculous when i can get free 2 day with prime). Overall, i’m happy with the product and can get over it, but i recommend buying it from the store and not from here if you can.

Slight damage to top, very lightweight table. It took about 20 minutes to put together. Decent enough table but for over $50 (product plus shipping) i expected way more. The top of the table also has a dent in the veneer so you can see the particle board underneath. I’ll put a magazine over it, and simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of shipping this thing back. It simply wouldn’t be worth my time. Pretty disappointed though and only giving this 3 stars. I have pictures of the damage but can’t seem to post it here. It wasn’t damage in transit, it was already damaged when this was shrink wrapped or whatever by ikea manufacturer, not this seller.

It would have been good, if. . One of the edges hadn’t been dinged in shipping. I bought this for my ex-wife (she needed a coffee table in her apartment and with past ikea experience i knew assembly would be a snap) and when i assembled it with her after christmas i was very disappointed to see the big ding on one of the top edges. It was easier to color the light-colored spot with a sharpie marker than to repack it and return it, but padding in the box needs to be improved for shipping this product.

We pretty much dragged that thing through every bit of life. My wife had bought this originally at ikea about 5 years ago, we pretty much dragged that thing through every bit of life we had, she loved that table so much i bought her this as a replacement and it is beautiful.

This table is kinda small for a family, but it is good for holding some basic things. It is really lights, so my son moves it all the time. It is easy to get installed.

Every thing about this table is perfect except one thing , the shelf under it isn’t really thick and has the potential to bow if you have to much weight on it. In my case it’s my 2 year olds toys that he shoves on the shelf. It only has one screw per corner holding it maybe 1/4 inch long. I did however use a little wood glue before i screwed the legs on because they only have one twist screw per leg. Beside all of that the table is nice and light weight and easy to clean. I gave it 4 stars due to the shelf. Just been waiting for it to get a bow in it.

Nice inexpensive alternative – just know what you’re buying. We bought this for the man cave. We use the basement for kids playing video games and my friends and i watching college and pro sports. I bought this coffee table and the matching side table for this area. The coffee table arrived with no damage (unlike previous reviewers). I wanted cheap options since it was just the basement. These would be good options for dorms, basements, etc. I wouldn’t put it in my family room, unless i had little ones who spilled things all the time : – )temper your expectations and you’ll be fine.

This is the second i purchased of this table (2 or 3 years apart). I use one for my television and one for the side of the futon/couch where i often sit to read and study in the living room. An end table wouldn’t provide enough space for books, etc.

I love this so much, it’s big but not too big, i just love it. Absolutely perfect and very sturdy. I stand on it something to change the light bulb above it.

I love this so much, it’s big but not too big, i just love it. Absolutely perfect and very sturdy. I stand on it something to change the light bulb above it.

Nice inexpensive alternative – just know what you’re buying. We bought this for the man cave. We use the basement for kids playing video games and my friends and i watching college and pro sports. I bought this coffee table and the matching side table for this area. The coffee table arrived with no damage (unlike previous reviewers). I wanted cheap options since it was just the basement. These would be good options for dorms, basements, etc. I wouldn’t put it in my family room, unless i had little ones who spilled things all the time : – )temper your expectations and you’ll be fine.

This is the second i purchased of this table (2 or 3 years apart). I use one for my television and one for the side of the futon/couch where i often sit to read and study in the living room. An end table wouldn’t provide enough space for books, etc.

But beware of the shipping. . I was really excited for this to come in so i could sit on the floor and have a surface to do my drawings on. After i opened up i was disappointed. The corners were crushed in a bit and peeling. Some of the sides were dented in. I love the products functionality but the way it looked after it arrived not so much :/.

Took a bit to get here but it was very nice. Easy to put together and seems pretty study but also light. So far my fiance and i love it :).

It was way more then i expected. Its also lightweight and easy to move. For the price, it was a steal. I cant see any brown but its still wonderful.

All in all, this is worth the $40 bucks. If you have the money and you want a super nice coffee table that will last for years, buy something else. I would recommend this for people that live in dorms, or apartments; it’s super light weight, and easy to put together. It had a couple of scratches and the ‘measuring’ tool was cracked when it arrived, but nothing serious. It’s attractive, but i don’t expect it to hold up to the pressures of life for very long. Don’t plan on any table dancing on this thing.

Very easy to put together and very light weight. Very easy to put together and very light weight. The top surface scratches easy. I got this for a lego building table in my son’s room and it scratched with the first time he played legos. I will get a furniture pen to fix it however it bothers me that a small lego can scratch it. That is why it only gets 4 stars from me.

Why so many negative reviews?.

Love the smaller table underneath, for more storage.

The table looks good, it looks more black than brown. Only complaint is this table is half the cost on ikea’s website. I should have ordered from there.