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Published on December 9th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Besta hack

Materials: Besta

Description: It’s a simple Besta living with some little improvements.

My wife and I wanted a furniture with a simple and clean design where we put a flat TV, a Wii and a PS2 console with all their games and accessories (Wii Balance board, controller), a DVD reader (with our DVD collection) and an Hi-Fi: the project was aimed at creating a piece of furniture with these quality.

We bought 6 shelf unit 40×38 cm and 2 shelf unit 40x64cm and we hung them up the wall with plugs, by forming the design you see in the photo.

Because we hate dangling cables, we drilled some hole in the back of the bookshelf to allow cables passages: this solution achieved a clean design without cables in sight.

Moreover, we created a couple of drawers to place the DVD, games and console accessories. Because the drawer front is sold only in 16x69cm dimension, we bought two standard 60x38cm doors and we engraved the inner side using a milling cutter.

~ Gabriele, Rome, IT

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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 Besta hack

  1. Anonymous says:

    This isn’t a hack its in the catalogue like this

  2. ghostaliaz says:

    Wow! This is nice. This to me is one of the best iKea hacks because it gives you that elegant cool modern edgy expensive look without breaking the bank. You Rock!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can’t this just be done with stock Besta parts? It looks like a configuration from the catalogue.

  4. Anonymous says:


    what did you have to engrave into the doors?
    is it possible to make a picture of it?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Seeing this again in the yearly best-hack-competition I continue to admire this stunningly simple design even more.

  6. jo says:

    @ chris: you should say “molto bello!”. “molto bene!” is more like “very well!” than “really nice!”.

  7. Alex Ingram says:

    great idea |

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