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Published on July 14th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Stockholm TV unit with glass doors





I do agree with Peter. That the Stockholm TV stand looks great but is a little impractical. Well, unless you think of it as a couch potato buster. No just pointing your remote. You gotta get up and open the doors first.

He says, “My wife really wanted the Stockholm TV stand, but I wasn’t willing to pay over $400 (Cdn) for the thing, especially when the doors would have to be open all the time in order to control the PVR and other devices. Well imagine her excitement when she found a slightly damaged one in As-Is for only $180. The only problem was that one of doors was broken and a leg or two had some slight damage. Well, the damaged legs got moved to the back and undamaged ones to the front.

Next I bought some glass door hardware from Home Depot for $5 and had some bronze coloured glass cut for another $50. Drilled a couple holes in the TV stand and shazzam! we both got what we wanted at half the price and we think it is even better than the original!”

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5 Responses to Stockholm TV unit with glass doors

  1. Magnus says:

    I have an Digiality IR Bender, and it works perfectly to control all the different units behind closed doors. Of course I still have to open a door to put in a DVD.

  2. we have these frosted glass doors from ikea on our ET and our remotes work through them. pretty snazzy.

  3. Soniya says:

    Great idea!

    I found this article because I have a discontinued Ikea Benno tv unit with frosted glass doors. The frame fell apart and the glass shattered. Any idea where I could find the replacement frosted glass?

    I went to Home Depot and they said they only have glass for doors/windows. I live in SF and haven’t come across any store that would just cut up a piece of glass for me.

    I dont want to pay for expensive glass that equals the cost of the unit! I’m considering frosted 1/8″ acrylic from the TAP plastics bargain bin too!!

  4. How innovative and resourceful! I really admire people who go for thrifted items and find ways to make these items look new and more interesting than the brand new ones that are overpriced.

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