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Published on February 24th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Making an Effektiv TV stand

Sarah needed a TV unit in her bedroom and found the Effektiv wall cabs perfect for it.

She says, “My husband and I bought a Malm bedroom set, and needed something that would work as a TV stand since the bed is so low. We had really limited space (due to the layout of the room) and everything at Ikea is around 42″ long. We ended up buying an Effektiv wall cabinet, added the doors with frosted glass, and some capita legs, which brought it up to the perfect height, and perfectly sized for our 32″ flat screen!”

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Jules Yap

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14 Responses to Making an Effektiv TV stand

  1. Anonymous says:

    uhm just wondering if you added the doors yourself and how? to the husband calm it down a little i understand you are protective of of your wife but come on these are just people typong and there was nothing that harsh someone might need a little anger management any way were the doors added and how thanks

  2. Simon says:

    Great solution. I’m going to nick your idea! Thanks!

  3. Rob says:

    Sarah, your TV stand is perfect. I was just at Ikea this past weekend helping a friend find a TV stand roughly this size. It’s a shame we didn’t see your idea first! Ahh welll.

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  5. laurasina says:

    I personally LOVE simple hacks like this.. thinking outside of the box! IKEA has SO MUCH product across their many departments, it’s cool to see how others have utilized design from one department for use in a totally different way. Keeps the brain active to look for what I need in a different department all the time.

    This is a very attractive TV stand you’ve hacked, thanks for sharing!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Unbelievable. Fucking douchebags crying about some cat toys and me and my wifes PlayStation games. We have six cats, and they love their toys! Give me a break, get a fucking life.

    My wife shouldn’t have to apologize to any of you twats.

  7. Sarah says:

    I made this- sorry about the mess! I was just so excited to show everyone our new room, and I ended up using the photo to send in.

  8. Mo 8) says:

    Icould see they were cat toys! As for clearing up, presume they meant the line where a previous cabinet sat. Well, I have a similar line on my carpet and several years later and despite all efforts to the contrary, I still have a visible line.

    Great idea by the way. We did the opposite some years ago and long before Ikea came to our shores – turning an old 1950s wooden framed TV cabinet into a set of shelves.

  9. Liz says:

    It’s just some cat toys. Chill.

    What is with the comments on this website lately?

  10. Ashley says:

    Agreed, please clean up before posting. Nobody wants to see your mess, and it is really distracting.

  11. Steve says:

    Looks good. To ‘allie’, it’s a repurposed kitchen cabinet, which is creative and fits the definition of hack as far as it fits the context of “ikea hacks”.

    The horizontal kitchen cabinets with frosted glass would be good for a low tv stand or you could have a few wall mounted in a row.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Could she not have maybe cleaned up a little before taking this picture?

  13. Vanessa says:

    Terrific! We’ve been looking for a TV stand and this will be less expensive than the ‘real’ TV stands.

  14. Anonymous says:

    how is this a hack? just adding the legs?


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