Simple DIY TV Unit – IKEA Hack
Here is one of our moving special blog! Organizing move, Packing, shifting, apartment hunt, planning for furniture arrangement, shopping and crafting for new home decors are the most exciting period for us. We love the first month after our move. Each time we move into a different home,we would like to try a different color schemes or change the decors in our best possible cost effective way. So this time we gave away our black TV unit and planned for a new color scheme for the living room. Unlike our old apartment, the living area in the new apartment was more in area but little less natural lighting. We always have ample natural lighting as our first priority when choosing our home.
In order to boost & brighten our living space more, we wanted warm color on our wall. After lots of trials and research, we ended up with our lime green color Interior wall paint. Personally, first we thought its gonna be more jarring. But we love the space after full furnishing!
Below is a small idea that we used for our TV unit. This is an IKEA hack that we did.
List of IKEA items used:
LACK TV unit
LACK wall shelf (11 3/4 “x 10 1/4 “x 2 “) – 3 nos
List of other required items:
3.5” length Screws – 6 nos.
An electric Screw driver & drill
Screw Caps to seal the holes
1” x 1” screw brackets
A pencil & a ruler
Our objective was to have a contemporary TV stand of simple design that can accommodate our 46” LED TV, Receiver & X-box controller. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anything on-line under 75$ that can neatly accommodate our stuffs. Also we were not quite satisfied with the designs. We found LACK TV unit in IKEA which was up to our taste, but its shelf size did not fit our receiver with enough room for aeration. So we decided to improvise the design according to our requirement.
The design idea was quiet simple. We need to increase the clearance height for the receiver. So we planned to add the LACK wall shelves which would elevate the height & shifted the verticals that came along with LACK TV unit to the bottom support.
Using pencil & ruler, mark the locations of the verticals (LACK wall shelf). Leaving enough space for receiver & Xbox at center, place each vertical on either sides at equal distance from ends and third one at center (behind). Then screw them with appropriate tools.
Now place the top horizontal plank over them and align perfectly.
We used small L-brackets to connect the top with the verticals from behind.
Time to cover the holes that were already provided in the Lower horizontal piece that were meant for LACK TV unit. Buy suitable screw caps from the hardware store.
One last thing, we wondered that the unit could sag in course of time due to the heavy weight above, so we placed the legs that came with the LACK TV unit as support underneath. (Placing as one horizontal above one vertical matched the existing height).
Well! Time to tuck in the wires behind & place our equipment.
In order to hide our wires that were beneath, we inserted foam board (painted to match our wall color) as skirting.
For info about the wall Clock visit here.