Published on September 24th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Lyngdal livingroom storage

Materials: Lyngdal sliding doors, creative speakers, home depot wood and joints

Description: Found these Lyngdal doors in the AS-IS section in IKEA and decided to change the doors of my Pax wardrobe but when got home found out that they were the wrong height :(

Well, decided to do something with it and found that this space in the living room had almost the same dimensions.

Started by making a wood frame on the space to hold the doors.

When mounting the doors thought that they looked plain so I painted three of the glasses white on the back so they gave some contrast with the others and placed them alternating in the doors.

Then covered the sides with drywall and found some old computer speakers that wasn’t being used and mounted them in the walls.

On a piece of wood carved a docking station for the iPod touch and placed it underneath the main speaker.

P.S. On the corner where the iPod is located I’m planning to put 3 Lack shelves to put the bottles of the bar, will send pics when done.

~ Carlos, Boston

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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".

10 Responses to Lyngdal livingroom storage

  1. Julls293 says:

    Hello !
    It’s a great idea.
    I’d like to do the same things could you tell me the dimensions of your wood studs.
    I’m french, it’s better fo me if you make a schema.
    Thank you !

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m another one interested in what type of paint you used. I am considering a similar project in our bedroom but that wall of grey glass/aluminum may feel a bit cold. Hoping a warmer colour might help a bit! Thanks for your inspirational work!

  3. Alice Sydney says:

    Thinking of painting Lyngdal doors so really keen to hear what kind of paint you used as it looks very neat!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I’m interested to know what you used to paint the back of the glass doors and how exactly did you do it??

  5. Nick Austin says:

    Particularly like the home made plumbed-in sound system. very natty. Is there a sub-woofer lurking somewhere?
    In my kitchen I have an invisible radio – its a radio/tape walkman attached to some PC speakers. Sounds great.

  6. Katey Lady says:

    This is great! It has everything that makes a Hack “good”- it was cheap, but ambitious, its useful, but fun. Did you ever get new doors for your wardrobe? Perhaps next you could hack them into something you like better.

  7. Great job! This is so streamlined.

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  9. AprilAries says:

    Very nicely done!!

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