Published on March 18th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Billy becomes TV stand

Billy Height extension unit

Description: So one of my buddies bought a hundred plus year old house with some built-ins in the bedroom, problem was the TV components couldn’t fit on the narrow shelves. After spending two hours in Ikea the three of us had the solution: a Billy extension.

We began by cutting the sides and back down to 10″ high so there would be enough room for the TV on top. Next we assembled the extension as the instructions indicated. We then used the hole for the screw in back as a center point to cut out a 1 ½ circle to run the wires to the TV. Two screws to anchor our hack to the wall and custom TV stand is done!

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~ Chris, CT, USA

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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 Billy becomes TV stand

  1. Anonymous says:

    you can get flat head power extenders on amazon that’s white, then it won’t stick out and stand out.

  2. Anonymous says:

    @codenamezero – I think that’s the idea; they said the built-ins weren’t deep enough.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great idea


  4. codenamezero says:

    Your extension is sticking out by like an inch bro…

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