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Published on July 14th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


An easy to DIY TV stand

Chris finds an easy solution for his flatscreen TV and components.

He says, “I needed a TV Stand for my 26″ Flatscreen so I could store a DVD Player and a cable tuner right below instead of placing the TV directly on top of both components. I searched and could not find anything at Walmart, Target, even Home Depot. After browsing the Ikea catalogue, I then went to my local Ikea store, with measurements and picked up the 2 key items. I purchased the Ekby Osten shelf in birch veneer and the Capita legs. The shelf was a perfect dimension for the base of the TV and supports its weight. After the purchase and a little preplanning, the end result was this crafty TV stand.”

Related hacks:
- TV shelf with door stoppers as legs

Other things you can do with Capita legs:
- Make a cheap headphone stand
- Double up your work space
- Prop up your computer monitor like this or this

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to An easy to DIY TV stand

  1. I love the light color. It really looks great with the metal legs. It’s so amazing how Ikea furniture can be redesigned or remodeled.

  2. Ryan says:

    @Stephanie, it’s the malm dresser, single width, 3-drawer. I picked mine up in Minnesota for about $100 i believe.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Seems those legs should have been moved in somewhat because the shelf is bending.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Could anyone tell me what the main base is formed from? Looks like Malm…?

  5. Louis says:

    I’m doing something similar on my computer desk. Ikea Mikael desk (fullsize not the computer desk version) with a Lack shelf and the Capita legs. A little bluetack under the legs keeps it from moving.

  6. Looks nice indeed, but in the picture, the cupboard looks bended…

  7. adam says:

    I did a virtually identical hack with the same legs ($1/each in the as-is dept.) and a cupboard door ($4 in as-is) to lift up my two 19″ monitors at work.

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