I purchased several planks of cypress, ripped them down to about 6 1/2 inches each, and edge joined them with the help of my pocket hole jig.
This is how the finished wood wrapped TV stand looks.
IKEA item hacked:
2 IKEA BESTÅ TV units, screwed together, with drawers and doors.
I ripped the complete piece down to a width 18″ and then cross cut 2 pieces that would be the skirts for the sides of the TV unit. I attached the skirts, sanded all of the exposed sides, and then sealed the wood with an oil based sealer.