The IKEA EXPEDIT Shelf & 40" Samsung TV Hack

The IKEA EXPEDIT Shelf & 40" Samsung TV Hack

Anthony Nguyen
Jun 7, 2011

What do you get when you cross one of our favorite IKEA products of all time with one of the thinnest, most awesome TVs out there? A TV that has a little bit of trouble fitting, that's what. Luckily this IKEA hacker doesn't let a few proportion constraints keep him from creating the ultimate cord-controlled shelf for his new small space.

Using the standard IKEA EXPEDIT TV Storage Unit ($229), machine screws, L-brackets, a Samsung Ultraslim wall mount, and a hole cutting kit, he was able to overcome the unit's 32" limit by removing the stand and mounting the TV into the perfectly sized panel.

Using the L-Brackets to extra stability, you get a snug fit as well as the ability to route wires behind the shelf for an extra-clean look.

The end result is a comfortable looking unit that makes good use of existing hardware without too much damage on the wallet (we've seen shelving systems for TV units at this size to range around $500-$1000).

However, might we suggest using higher quality particle wood to mount that TV? We certainly love IKEA products but sometimes their 'wood' quality can be questionable.

What do you think?

(Via IKEA Hackers)

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