Craft secondhack

Published on June 13th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Black TV unit gets a Second hack


Description: Sorry can’t remember what the unit was called and it wasn’t around for long.

First we cut it in half and added Ikea work tops and made 2 console tables from it a couple of years back now.

Then we moved just over a year ago and they got pushed together as a craft table

Second hack…
This week we have added sides to hide the storage and added a ‘sandwich’ top making a space to craft and store stuff that can be hidden in 30 seconds

Removed the two Ikea work tops… to be added back later
The sides and a front measured and MDF cut 3″ taller than the height of the tables.

A 3″ wooden baton added to the inside MDF panels for strength
Then the sides were glued and screwed onto the consoles and the front added last
Painting it is the next job and adding a couple of rails to the ends
Made a wonderful easily tidied ‘sandwich’ top craft table

See more of the TV unit turned crafter’s table.

~ Suz, Shropshire uk

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Previously on Ikeahackers: 12 – 18 June 2006
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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".

5 Responses to Black TV unit gets a Second hack

  1. E says:

    I was wondering where you got the flower flights. please email at [email protected]

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love this – and also the cushions, did you make them yourself?

  3. Anonymous says:

    They are great, I especially love the idea of doing a sandwich top style to hide the clutter

  4. Anonymous says:

    The hacks look great! But the pictures would have done better if you would have taken them straight on, instead of angling them.

  5. Keira says:

    Both hacks were brilliant. Let us know if you turn it into something else. :)

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