Ikea Hack, n. a reconstitution of Ikea product supplies or parts to create an object different in use or design.
Mash Up, n. a work of art or process which recombines and modifies existing works to create a derivative but original work.
Ikea Hack Mash Up, n. Awesome.
Greg has spent the last two years combining these two fantastic ideas. "An EFFE table based on a 1974 design by Enzo Mari, but made entirely from unfinished pine components of Ikea's Ivar shelving system. The vertical and diagonal elements are the square corner posts. [Some revisions were made mid-construction.] Horizontal elements are the pre-assembled shelving side trusses. [The center truss uses two trusses intact, while the end trusses use disassembled pieces.] The top is glued up from four Ivar shelves, which are braced underneath. [compare to Mari's original design below.]"
This Thanksgiving, he finished it, and has posted the final results here. Incredible.