Description: I wanted a fireplace with a media center or console..
Since I had already been using my Expedit 4×2 bookcase as my TV stand+storage I started to visualize a way to recycle it and use it with a fireplace.
So I looked around for a 27″ firebox without a mantel until I found one.
I removed the 4 squares in the middle of the Expedit, left the side cubes and cut the wooden sticks to hold them in place, placed the firebox in the now empty center and on top of the firebox I put the long wooden piece I had previously removed I screwed it to the sides and the back of the bookcase (I took pics last night with my cell, but they are way too dark).
I looks very nice – and I did it for a fraction of the prices of a new one.
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.