Unplggd reader, Justin Clark, wrote in to share his recently IKEA hacked project, combining the ubiquitous LACK shelf with some acoustic speaker cloth and additional elements to create a smart looking TV/media stand; it's an easy to follow setup which hides away Justin's Apple TV and Airport base station, while giving the appearance of something more high end, thanks to the incorporation of speaker cloth covering the openings.
Justin has plans to add some cable management behind his setup (is that a SNES we see hiding underneath his media cabinet?). And there seems to also be an opportunity to add small front+center speakers behind those speaker cloth boxes if he wants. But we think he's done an excellent job of creating a higher end look out of some low cost pieces.
The complete how-to over at IKEA Hackers: Clean Minimalist TV Stand
Here are a few other IKEA hack inspired posts from the archives:
IKEA-Hacked from the Media Center to the Office
IKEA Hack: Alex Credenza
DIY IKEA Hack: Workspace With Custom Sized Built-ins
IKEA Hack: Headphone Side Table
IKEA Hack: Zen Laptop Table
Convert Pax Library To HDTV Media Storage
IKEA Hacked Desk and Shelf "Hutch"
Small Space Music Studio Laced With IKEA Hacks