This Is What Those Popular $10 Ikea Tables Look Like On The Inside

January 27, 2016 Updated: January 27, 2016
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Ikea is a great place to go if you want to test the limits of your forbearance, but some of the items there are actually good deals—like the Lack table that everyone seems to have.

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Ikea

 

The $10 items can be used as a nightstand, a coffee table, or whatever.

However, as this video from National Geographic and these Reddit posts show, the tables are basically filled with cardboard. But it’s a special type of cardboard that is shaped like a honeycomb.

Reddit
Reddit

Reddit
Reddit

This National Geographic video shows how they’re made: