We already have Ikea's iconic LACK table all over our homes, but the side table still holds a few secrets that might shock even the superstore's biggest enthusiasts. The $10 coffee table stands fairly sturdy, so no one would guess that it's actually made of mostly PAPER.
That's right — your go-to play table, nightstand, and footstool is nothing more than intricately-folded cardboard covered with particle board, as this . While the wallet-friendly price tag might be an indicator of inferior quality, there's a reason that this lightweight piece has stuck around so long. As one factory employee demonstrates, the honeycomb paper is surprisingly strong — one sheet can even support his 100-kilo (or 220-pound) frame.
Call it an engineering marvel, but it's just another reason to love Ikea. Plus, the white and black versions are now just a mere $8 on the . Guess it's time to come up with a few more hacks...