Is there anything more ubiquitous than the IKEA LACK series? I remember it being amongst my first purchases coming out of college, thanks to its neutral-modern design and affordable price. It's no surprise it remains popular to this day for the same reason. Here's an example of someone taking a me-too LACK and converting it into a me-only TV stand...
I searched and searched for a TV table I could live with, and finally came across this cool Jetson-esque one at Logue Studio.
Two things I didn't like about it: the $1,498 base price and the [hairpin] legs.
Next stop: IKEA. Walked out with the $49.99 LACK TV unit table, in the birch-effect color. Went to Home Depot to get a board to fit into the LACK's front opening, walked out with a piece of 1" x 8" x 6' pine (nominal size) that cost around $18...
Here's the original inspiration for Erik's IKEA hack: the Logue Studio n02 TV Stand.
The whole project cost Erik a grand total of $158 (labor and creativity not included), a big savings from the $1,340 price tag, and best yet, he's allowed to proudly showcase his handiwork as a unique improvement to the popular IKEA unit.
More details about Erik's IKEA Lack Space Age TV Stand project at IKEAhackers.