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Published on April 12th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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adding a spacer to the lack tv bench





what do you do if your ikea tv bench are a tad too low? frank serritelli hacked 2 lack tv benches so that the tv sits higher and their tv addict pug can’t reach the screen, presumably to chase cars.

“our solution was to combine 2 of these. we assembled the first one per the instructions. the second one we built without the legs. i then took 1×2 oak boards cut to go under 3 sides for the spacer. i stained the oak mocha brown and spray polyurethaned it. i then attached this spacer with glue and screws to the underside of the top unit and placed the whole assembly on top of the first.”

looking good, frank.

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9 Responses to adding a spacer to the lack tv bench

  1. CNath says:

    this is a great idea! can’t wait to try to build it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow .. that came out incredibly.

  3. Gloria says:

    Really nice. Simple, but elegant and subtle solution. Great job!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very handsome — nice choice to use the contrasting color for the spacer board.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What size is that Samsung? 42”?

  6. Anonymous says:

    THE PROBLEM WITH THE LACK UNIT IS THAT IT DOES NOT ACCOMODATE MOST A/V RECIEVERS. THE HEIGHT BETWEEN THE SHELVES IS ABOUT 1/2″ TO SHORT. I CAN’T FIT MY CENTER CHANNEL UNDER IT EITHER. I THINK THIS LOOKS REALLY NICE, BUT I WONDER IF THERE IS A WAY TO MAKE IT MORE FUNCTIONAL, BY USING TO UNITS IN A SIMILAIR WAY TO WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Can anyone tell me what the height between the shelves actually is? I’m trying to find something to sit a 170mm (6.7″) HTPC case in.

  8. Anonymous says:

    WOW! thats almost the same as what I did. I bought 2 of these Lack’s (the dark version) and didnt use the spacer, nor the lowest shelve from the upper bench. I will upload a pic to http://www.aqid.nl/lack.jpg tonight. At Anonymous who wants to know the hight, it wont fit. My 5,5″ HTPC just fits in, I believe the space is about 5,8-6,0″.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I took this idea but instead of your spacer i just laid out 8 round cork bits to use under hot pans. They sell them in pacs of 3 in Sweden. I now have the top lack bench “floating” over the other with a space of about 2.5 cm. Very nice, thanks for the idea.

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