Published on October 4th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker21
Benno DVD Plant Headboard
Materials: Benno DVD Stand (x2), Billy Height Extension Unit (x2), wood screws, wood glue, screw plates and 90 degree brackets, jigsaw, white paint, sansevieria plants, plastic containers, decorations
Description: I saw this hack and fell in love with it.
I wanted a freestanding and unique head board, so I decided to improve upon it a bit.
I put the 2 dvd towers together and cut the feet off of them with a jigsaw, sanded the coarse end, and painted it white with acrylic paint. I put the cardboard backing in one of them. I used wood glue to glue them together and then bracketed them on the back and on the inside middle shelf.
I used the screwplates to attach the dvd shelves to the bottom (under the cardboard backing) to reinforce the base.
I placed them on top of the assembled shelf extenders, using wood glue and 90 degree brackets on the back. I reinforced the legs with 90 degree brackets as well.
I bought 2 large sansevieria plants from a nursery and plastic containers from The Container Store and plants. Four of these without the external part of it, fit perfectly. They were on sale for $10 each at my local store.
I love the outcome, and am grateful for the original idea.
~ Courtney Sandhu, Dallas, TX