When it comes time to set up your entertainment center, sometimes it's hard to find one that will exactly suit your needs. This is why it's so convenient to hack your own out of existing furniture. Most times, it doesn't require much to make things work and if you've got an IKEA close by (as-is section, anyone?), then you've got a wealth of materials to use for a DIY solution. Aemsidi from Germany didn't have enough room on his IKEA LACK TV Bench for his electronics, so he decided to add another shelving level into it. The addition basically doubles the shelving capacity for this simple and effective entertainment center. Plus, the end result looks really good, so here is how he went about it.
- 2×IKEA LACK TV benches
- Wood glue
All in all, it's a very straightforward DIY modification that nicely added shelving capacity without the need to purchase a whole new storage system. Another good idea would be to integrate some IKEA DIODER LED strips into the back of these shelves, providing additional illumination and ambient lighting.
[via Ikeahacker, photos by Aesmidi]