The Other Double IKEA Lack TV Stand

The Other Double IKEA Lack TV Stand

Range Govindan
Sep 21, 2010

When we mentioned how you could double your IKEA Lack storage for your TV stand, there were bound to be other versions of this hack that would appear. This is the latest and we have to say that it does look good. Instead of making the double Lack hack TV stand appear massive, it looks more svelte. Read on to see how it was done.

Yes, before you start mentioning it, a lot of us are old school gamers. I don't deny that I've still got an original NES, PS1, and original Xbox. I did have most of the other consoles, from N64 to Sega Dreamcast, but I've sold them off. That being said, there are days where I regret this. Luckily, this isn't the case for our IKEA Lack hackers. They enjoy their old school games and still play them.

The original hack simply mounted another pair of shelves onto the Lack, effectively doubling its capacity. The hack is pretty straightforward, but we like how Anthony Mekel from Brooklyn changed his Lack.

He spent some time actually designing it, which is kind of cool. It's usually best to think about a hack or a project before committing yourself fully to it. He calls it his Lack TV Stand. Instead of simply having a double shelf for his devices, the second shelf is floating upon some IKEA Ekby shelves.

Anthony used double-sided tape to fix his two Lacks together. That might be a good idea for a short-term solution, but we think that it would be more secure to put a few screws through the shelves so that the second Lack is securely fixed to the bottom. Even if the tape eliminates some slippage, screws will ensure that there are no health and safety concerns.

Anthony used the shorter Ekby shelves for this hack. We have to say that this double Lack does look really good. The Ekby shelves add another dimension to the hack. It's now possible to install some cable management systems in the actual shelves, thanks to that extra space that the Ekby shelves have cleared. These grooves are also good for installing some IKEA LED Dioders to light you your home entertainment system.

[via Ikeahacker, photos by Anthony Mekel, header image via Ikeafans]

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