Published on April 12th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Waiting Bench

Materials: MOSJO TV Stand, piece of wood cut to fit the top of the stand, spray adhesive, batting, carpenter glue and canvas material from IKEA.

I started with a MOSJO TV stand from IKEA. We are renovating our bedroom and no longer needed these for nightstands. I used a piece of wood cut to fit the top of the stand, spray adhesive, batting, carpenter glue and canvas material from IKEA.

I cut the batting to size and used the adhesive to stick the sheets together. I used 4 sheets but you can continue to layer them until you reach the softness you desire. I then cut the material adding an inch all the way around the bench pad.

Place the batting face down on the back of the material, place the wood on the top of the batting and pull the sides up tight. Use the staple gun to attach the fabric to the back of the bench pad.

Then I used wood glue to secure the pad to the bench and my husband placed 4 screws (one in each corner) for me to ensure that the pad and the stand wouldn’t separate. I finished the look by adding two small baskets on the bottom shelf to keep hats, mitts and outdoor accessories in. Easy!!!

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~ Chelsey Davis, Guelph, ON

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10 Responses to Waiting Bench

  1. Steff says:

    Coole Stühle! ich mag Ikea ja nach wie vor und finde, man kann viel draus machen!

  2. Annette says:

    This is very nice!

  3. Christine says:

    brilliant! found this when searching for pictures of the mosjo in real life. even if it is a besta. going to get two – one for a tv and one for a bench.

  4. Moontree says:

    now you just need something to wait for. ;)

  5. Cheeky D says:

    Sorry yeah I think it was the Besta. Sorry about that

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nice product.
    I don’t want to be picky, but it’s not Mosjö it’s a Bestå. Mosjö is 90cm wide and this is not(60cm), therefore it have to be a Bestå.
    Bestå takes more kilos compared to the wider Mosjö. BTW the only thing that is different is the width.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Good idea, benvh looks really good!
    This would be perfect for me. But I’m wondering the same thing as Anonymous at 4:44 AM.
    How can the frame be strengthenet? Does anyone have ideas?

  8. Anonymous says:

    I want to try this out, but the IKEA website says it’s only rated for 99lbs or 45 kilos; Did you guys manage to strengthen the frame at all to accommodate the weight of a person?

  9. Shona says:

    Cute bench!

  10. That’s a great idea! The perfect size for so many spaces. Thanks for sharing this, I’ll be linking.

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