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Published on September 4th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Alternate Lack TV stand

Materials: Lack TV stand, Ekby Shelves

Description: Well when I saw your Lack TV stand on Lifehacker I jumped up and shouted “hey that’s my idea !!!”..and when I clicked the link I was introduced to the incredible world called “Ikea Hacks”…I never knew about it but I think you guys are awesome!

Anyway, I humbly submit my alternate Lack TV stand design. I think this design results in a more architectural piece to compete with the technology above and within.

The hack is quite simple:

(2) Lack TV Stands
(4) Ekby Shelves (the short ones)
(1) Roll of Double stick tape

Simple build the 2 stands sans feet, then use double stick tape on the shelves as shown in the sketch to eliminate slippage. The shelves create a reveal to a) hide any misalignments between the two units, b) create a relief between the 2 thick bands and c) provide a possible wireway if desired.

Hope you like my simple Ikea Hack !

I am working on a swinging arm lamp iPhone mount for bed viewing….post that soon !

~ Anthony Mekel, Brooklyn, New York

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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".

7 Responses to Alternate Lack TV stand

  1. Anonymous says:

    excellent job this is a perfect hack
    simply done with great result !

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is brilliant! Just the idea I was longing for.I liked a lot the lack TV stands, but they were too low for my furniture and the other stands always lacked something. I said to myself if I could just only make that lack shelf would be two-story stand! …but the idea of spending much time in that purpose (sanding and so on) deterred me from even thinking about it. Thank you very much.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Which specific Ekby was used for this? Ekby Hemnes, or Laiva?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I completed this hack last night, and instead of using double-sided tape, I used black non-slip drawer liner. This allows me to pull it apart and re-use part of it later without marring the finish.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Excellent. This is exactly what I want to do, but I’d like to have doors.

    I have 9 devices I want to have setup at once (many video game consoles, much like yourself) but without having to have a really long entertainment shelf.

    If I can figure out how to get doors on this thing, then I’m in!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Whoa!!! Old school video game systems.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Creative solution, Anthony. The one addition I would make is adding some sort of thin board on the back after drilling holes in it for wire management/concealment from the viewing audience.

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