Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Custom Multimedia Console

Materials: EXPEDIT + 1 board + metal reinforcement + fixing material

How to build a cheap console (less than 200 euros including 85 euro Ikea furniture) to put
- one video projector
- one multimedia amplifier
- two surround speakers
- one STB
- two video-game consoles

with three constraints:
- no visible wire
- wallpaper behind should still be visible
- people should say “it doesn’t fall”?

1st step: make a scheme with respect to your wall length and height.
The whole illusion is based on the horizontal wood board on the floor which has to be reinforced with some metal

2nd step: assemble all elements horizontally on the floor having in mind that you need very long screws because agglomerated is very soft especially in horizontal direction

3rd step: get some help to get all vertical, with the soft agglomerated, you should push all elements together else screws will snatch

4th step: add some decoration like colored LEDs and flowers

~ Bruno MARTIN, France

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22 Responses to Custom Multimedia Console

  1. Why people take the time to be negative and post insults on a website that by it’s nature is intended to share creative ideas baffles and disgusts me. This hack requires skill which is probably beyond many people’s technical abilities as well as their imagination. I can’t see you possessing much of either if you can’t even take responsibility for your statements and instead hide behind anonymity. Regardless I think this is a fantastic and unique idea.

  2. Alice says:

    This is the strangest thing Ive ever seen….

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow, people are really being jerks on here. No need to insult the guy! He’s not forcing you to have it in your living room!

  4. Anonymous says:

    why would anyone want that wallpaper to still be visible?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dont look that bad, the idea ist great,
    but maybe it looks better if there would be less mess around it, like the flowers in one of the boxes, and a wall behind it with only one colour…

  6. Chase says:

    I feel like calling it a MM Console w/o a television in site defeats function here. Form is definitely different… and it looks VERY cool lit up.’

    It’s like Vegas, ugly with the sun out, gorgeous when the night comes. =p

  7. Anonymous says:

    looks like shit

  8. Anonymous says:

    I like the clean simplicity of ikea shelving. This just looks like a thrown together mess. Guess its not for me.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Don’t listen to the haters – I appreciate your creativity! Nice job.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It’s certainly different, but it looks like the only supports between the pieces are hinges… I wouldn’t place anything heavy on it. Definitely not my PS3 or anything of value.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I love the idea, very creative! It’s a great eye catcher.

  12. perusi says:

    lool, i agree with the last anonymous :) )

  13. Samson says:

    I like the idea. but it looks a little to cramped.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’m nominating this for the most stupid IKEA hack of 2012!

  15. Anonymous says:

    PS3′s bd player won’t last long in that position.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Very cool looking! Well done. It may not be everyone’s taste, but it is very interesting looking, creative, and well executed.

  17. Anonymous says:

    You definitely smoked some good grass before you made this!! Lol

  18. Anonymous says:

    Looks funny, you have some crazy ideas!
    My first reaction was, “why? What for?” I suppose is a matter of taste and design. But is not my “style” at all.
    Still, well done, you manage to built according to your plans.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Love, love, love it!
    Great ideas & execution!
    Amazing with the colored lights!

  20. Anonymous says:

    1) why are all kinds of wires visible, then?
    2) it doesn’t make me say “why doesn’t it fall,” it makes me say “i wonder why that guy stacked a bunch of crap haphazardly, and then screwed it all together.”

  21. Anonymous says:

    Just looks like its falling over. Still you reinforced it well.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Not sure i like it ….. but still, well done

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