A Custom Entertainment Unit from Ikea Pieces

A Custom Entertainment Unit from Ikea Pieces

Eee058b3188ecfedf6381b6a529a2f4b360e8b3c?w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Taryn Williford
Dec 7, 2009

When you're shopping for a TV unit, you've got to find a piece that complements your decor and that is the right size for your TV and your room. With so many stipulations, you might just find customization is the way to go.

One clever Ikea hacker knew that his modern black decor needed a modern black TV unit. He loved the look of the Stolmen pole system, but faced two challenges: His ceilings were far too high for the floor-to-ceiling mounted poles and the white shelves of the system would clash with his style.

So instead, he made a mashup of the Stolmen system and a few über-cheap black Lack side tables to create a system that worked for him. Instead of mounting to the ceiling, his Stolmen poles mount to black Lack shelves screwed into the wall.

Anyways I was limited to the Lack side tables that came in black. I used 5 Stolmen posts each spaced equally apart. Used 4 Lack tables to create the back panel and 2 Lack tables per side for the shelves and because my ceiling was too high I used a Lack table and shelves at the top of the posts and then screwed the stablizers from the stolmen posts to the underside of the Lack tables to the wall. That makes it look like it's floating.

We love this custom look but hate those cords! If any of you Unplgg'rs get hacking, send us some pics of your cord-managed spaces!

Created with Sketch.