Ekby Osten Entikea

Published on December 17th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Entertainment center for small spaces… Ikea style

Materials: (2) Ekby Osten Shelves, (1) pack Capita Brackets, (2) Vika Fintorp ($42.97)

Description: We have a tiny den. We had an Expedit bookshelf, Ektorp couch and a Kivik ottoman and couldn’t get in the room! So we needed a small entertainment center to house our TV and devices. We didn’t like anything we saw, so here’s what we came up with.

1) We attached 2 Vika Fintorp legs to the front of the Ekby Osten shelf (46in). We could’ve used the cheaper Vika Curry legs but these have a bit of flair!

2) The Capita brackets have a cool slanted design and are designed to attach on top and bottom so they were a great choice to attach a second shelf.

3) Use wall brackets to attach the unit to the wall, (because the shelf isn’t wide enough for 2 sets of legs).

In the end we have an entertainment center that gave us lots of extra storage space and at a mere $42 it’s a bargain!

(Two spare pillows cover up the power strip!)

~ The Terrals, Charlotte, NC

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4 Responses to Entertainment center for small spaces… Ikea style

  1. The Terrals says:

    No, We don’t find that we acquire dust at any faster rate than normal with this hack! But, thanks for asking!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just a question, would you get lots of dust on the equipment? Was looking for a hack like yours too! Great idea thanks!

  3. The Terrals says:

    Anonymous…I’d love to see yours when its finished..the cords are the only thing I don’t love about ours, so i’d love to see your solution!! Thanks so much! I really appreciate your comment!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant! I’m going to add a piece of Melamin whiteboard as a backstop/cord-cover, use red legs and white shelves to go with our decor, but otherwise, perfect – one of the best hacks I’ve seen on this site in two years!

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