Wood you like to give your IKEA BESTÅ TV unit a new look?

I love my IKEA BESTÅ TV units but it was a little too much white for my taste.

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 BESTÅ TV unit wrapped in cypress wood

IKEA item hacked:

2 IKEA BESTÅ TV units, screwed together, with drawers and doors.

cypress wood with pocket holes
cut to size
cypress wood planks joined together

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.

Attach the sides to the planks
Waterfall joint for IKEA BESTÅ TV unit
IKEA BESTÅ TV unit wrapped in cypress

~ by Ian Keith

Jules Yap