Getting the right home entertainment system can cost quite a bit of money. In these troubled economic times, we like to pinch pennies wherever we can. Marc Lane decided to use a cheap IKEA Lack bookcase and turn it into an entertainment center.
Marc Lane used IKEA Dioder LED lights to transform this boring Lack bookcase into a sweet-looking entertainment center. Although the Dioder lights aren't necessary, they definitely give the right kind of lighting for a home theater system.
Marc explains that he needed a new entertainment unit. His old one didn't look that good and all of the new ones that he liked seemed to cost more than $500. He then found the 100-dollar Lack unit at IKEA, which looked like a perfect base to start his project off. First off, he needed some feet, which he got from eBay, but you can easily find your own at any hardware store.
Then he got a pair of Dioder LED lights from IKEA. He laid them out on his entertainment center. He even saved a bit on the LED lights by going through some bins and finding Dioder sold 'as is' out of their packaging. Once the lights were placed, they were set in place. Since he has a cat, he also needed to work on putting all of the cables out of the way using cable fasteners.
You can check his home entertainment system in action in this video:
All in all, it's as great-looking home entertainment system. The Dioder LED lights add a nice touch of class, setting it apart from any other system that we've seen. It's also a great way to imitate the Ambilight system from Philips. This trick can also be used around workstations.
[via Ikeahacker, photos by Marc Lane]
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