Stabilizing the IKEA ADIL’s

Stabilizing the IKEA ADIL’s


In this video, I am going to take the wobble
out of these IKEA ADIL’s. This is just going to be a quick video, the
IKEA ADIL’s are a very popular set of table legs for… You know, people who want to build like, their
first gaming setup. They often go to IKEA and buy the LINNMON
table, and then these ADIL’s are just $5 a piece. However, as a friend mentioned to me, they
are a bit wobbly and I didn’t really notice it at first. I thought putting a bit of weight on it would
actually help, but that just raises the centre of gravity and makes them even more wobbly. So we’re going to fix that. We’re going to remove the wobble in them,
and in order to accomplish this, you have to have the table near a wall. I went to Home Depot and picked up a few of
these corner brackets. I believe these are what we came here to look
for. The galvanized corners, 2 inches, should be
enough. There are so many options… I actually picked up these, they were a little
cheaper than the ones I was looking at earlier, and they’re a little longer. Only thing is, they don’t include any screws
themselves, so you’ll have to supply your own. Now, you can find screws just about anywhere. Old furniture, hardware stores… I’m getting mine from the FIXA kit from IKEA. This is the wood screw kit, and there are
so many options here. I think I’m going to go for these flathead
ones. Oh, also. You’ll also need a stud finder. Right, I forgot to mention. You’re also going to need a drill and a drill
bit, for drilling the pilot holes. The one I am using here is a 1/8″ drill bit,
which is appropriate for #8 screws. Alright, without further ado, let us begin! So, this is the table I recently built. And as you can see, it has its fair bit of
wobble. The table itself consists of five ADIL’s only,
and for a corner table, this might not be enough. An extra one would’ve definitely made it more
stable, but I still want some room to put my feet. So, this is the solution I came up with. Actually, I found it some place on the internet,
but… We will be attaching the table to the wall
using these braces. For this particular table here, and for this
setup, we will only be using two brackets. So, first of all, you want to find where you
stud is. Be careful of wires. There’s one there. Once you’ve located your stud, make sure your
table is pushed against the wall, or at least where you want it. I’m going to go ahead and mark it here. Hold your brace against it and make your mark. Also mark the wall. And then drill your pilot holes. Once that is done, just go ahead and attach
your braces. There you have it, and then rinse and repeat
for the next one. And there we have it. Now our table has virtually no wobble. I’m not sure how many times I’ve mentioned
this, so I’m going to do it again. Usually on this channel, I make tech videos. But in light of recent events, I sent my lens
into the shop, to get it converted because I got a new camera for 4K video. As a result, I can’t get all that really nice
B-roll footage I used to get. And so, I am going some project videos in
the mean time while I wait for my lens to come back.

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