LACK might be Ikea’s most appropriately-named product. It lacks most things — quality materials, defining features, a high price tag and so on. Apart from its absurdly low price, there is nothing notable about it. This all makes it the perfect coffee table for a college student, or a particularly frugal young adult. It’s made of recyclable, dirt cheap particle board and its acrylic finish cleans as quickly as you can apply water and wipe. Get it, abuse it, break it. Whatever happens to it, it won’t ruin your day.
Mock it if you want, but this is the best-selling coffee table on Amazon. At just about two feet tall and three-and-a-half feet wide, it’s a good size for those whose living room doubles as a dining room. Its look leans factory-chic, and it’s made of materials that almost back that up — the legs are painted iron, while the tabletop is particle board. It’s well-reviewed, dirt cheap and can be at your door in a day.