My friend needed a TV unit, and her space was pretty much exactly 80cm… However, the majority of IKEAs actual TV units are 60cm, 90cm, 120cm or more… So I went about creating this TV bench, using an 80cm METOD kitchen wall cabinet!
I put the wall cabinet on CAPITA legs. I used a 60cm high wall cabinet, and then added a 40cm drawer (you could do a door to cut costs), to create a 20cm gap for DVD/console/etc.
I added the cover panel on the top, to cover the cam locks that are on show otherwise. There is a bit of an overhang, but I think this is quite a nice finishing touch! And then VARIERA cover caps are a must for the exposed shelf holes in the open shelf bit!
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.