Published on December 29th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Mid-century TV unit

Mid-century IKEA BESTA with hairpin legs

Materials: BESTA Shelf unit/height extension unit, BESTA HOLMBO Door

Description: I wanted a media unit for under my TV, since the rest of my living room has a mid-century feel, I decided that I wanted to attempt my first Ikea hack with some hairpin legs I’d ordered from Hairpin Legs. We used 1″ wood screws with attaching the legs. Pretty simple hack, but it looks awesome.

~ Amanda, New Jersey

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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".

4 Responses to Mid-century TV unit

  1. Anonymous says:

    you realize hairpins are supposed to be mounted at 45 degrees, sloping toward each corner, right? it appears you’ve mounted them at 90 degrees, pointing forward and backward…

  2. Anonymous says:

    everything looks better with a set of hairpin legs, well done! oh, and nice pup too ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks really nice. Love those glossy doors.

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