besta tv stand

IKEA items used: Besta TV Stand with lacquered drawers and mesh panels, wooden feet and stainless recessed door handles.

Hickory faced 3/4 inch thick plywood was purchased and cut to size in a specialty wood shop. Red oak edge strip was used for finishing edges. 4 panels were necessary to cover all sides.

We sanded, stained with a Grey shade of Saman product.

3 coats of bees wax to give it a natural mat finish

We removed drawers and panels with some brackets to ease screwing the panels from the inside.

The wooden feet were recycled from a very old IKEA unit! We don’t even know where it came from. We mounted those on a plywood screwed to increase the height of the unit.

We’re thinking of adding a glass, recessed between the raised side panels to protect the surface. We’re thinking maybe a smokey semi transparent glass to allow the wood grain to be seen. We’d love to hear what people think.

besta tv stand

~ by Carol and Fred