For a long time I wanted to thank Jens from Stuttgart … So, thanks Jens! Your stone wall / BESTÅ hack spent many month on my mind to the point it turned to a ‘fanatical’ have to reach goal…
4 years later, I finally made my own version.
Guidelines: Must be ‘WAF’ (Wife Approval Factor)
Wife wanted warm materials to be used / Must add warmth to the room for long evening cuddle (plaid + fireplace + hot chocolate etc…)
Have to ‘blend in’. We have a big opened space (kitchen/dining room/living room) with mainly black and white stuff… a bit ‘cold’/ ‘need colors’ according to my wife. 🙂
I also ‘improved’ the whole thing by combining other hacks found on this great site.
« BESTÅ Floating Media Center », so my cleaning robot easily goes under the cabinets.
« BESTÅ/Utrusta flipdown drawer» inspired by this hack.
« Coffee table» from this hack with the top painted with high gloss white (Finally I had to remove the wheels. Thanks to my 6yo twins using it as a skateboard. :))
All the ‘wirings’ are integrated, lights are remotely controlled and the HTPC (+keyboard) is hidden behind the ‘flip down drawer’.
USB dongle for the keyboard has found its place next to the TV decoder so no need to constantly open/close the HTPC hatch.
How it’s done?
Basically, I followed to the letter Jens instructions and used quite the same materials. More info here.
IKEA materials used to build this:
1x BESTÅ Burs rack, white
1x BESTÅ Burs rack, black
2x BESTÅ cabinets, white (120x40x38cm)
3x BESTÅ Tofta Doors, black
1x BESTÅ Tofta Drawer, black
1x BESTÅ cabinet (60x40x64cm)
1x BESTÅ Tofta Door with black wooden and a glass-part in the middle
1x Utrusta hinge
2x BESTÅ Glass top Panel
Screws + Screw anchors
Dimmable LED spots
Wood for the frame
Wood planks (3 different width)
Wood coating (3 different colors)
Nail Gun + Nails
The most tricky part was to cut into the Utrusta plastic cover (without breaking it)
Time spent on the project : Couple of evenings + we had a lot of fun with wife & kids building/assembling cabinets, wood frame, etc…