Friday, October 4, 2013
Customizing Ikea BESTA Units - TV Bench
But this post is not about our hardware. It's about the cabinet that holds it. Before moving from the house we got rid of our very old and very broken TV bench. Once in the condo, the living room needed more storage and we decided to splurge on a new TV bench/cabinet.
this cabinet from the old house?? Well, we ended up purchasing a pair of new BESTA doors to cover up the unit completely and used these little doors on the new cabinet under the TV.
If you're thinking of doing something similar, I have to tell you a little secret. Ikea has a wonderful line of BESTA cabinets specifically designed with vents to hold TV/computer hardware (HERE). However (!!!!), this cabinet is a little shallower than the usual BESTA unit.
We ended up having to purchase two regular depth cabinets (THIS and THIS) and screwing them together. From the front you can't tell that its two units vs. one, and we get to put all of our hardware and the printer in this unit. And everything fits beautifully.
I really love our TV shelf. And the entire BESTA line.