Description: We have a tiny den. We had an Expedit bookshelf, Ektorp couch and a Kivik ottoman and couldn’t get in the room! So we needed a small entertainment center to house our TV and devices. We didn’t like anything we saw, so here’s what we came up with.
1) We attached 2 Vika Fintorp legs to the front of the Ekby Osten shelf (46in). We could’ve used the cheaper Vika Curry legs but these have a bit of flair!
2) The Capita brackets have a cool slanted design and are designed to attach on top and bottom so they were a great choice to attach a second shelf.
3) Use wall brackets to attach the unit to the wall, (because the shelf isn’t wide enough for 2 sets of legs).
In the end we have an entertainment center that gave us lots of extra storage space and at a mere $42 it’s a bargain!
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.