Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Clean, sleek media console from Besta

Materials: Besta

Description: I needed a new media center in the living room, but could not find anything that was good looking and within my price range of a max 300$ so I went to IKEA and found the BESTA series and picked up 3 60×40 cm pieces in white.

At home I had four legs lying around from and old cupboard I saved when the cupboard was donated to the trash years ago. Assembled the BESTA and joined them together with a handful of screws.

Not entirely pleased with the way the BESTA looked on top I went to the hardware store and picked up three sheets of 11mm OSB, one 182,2cm x 42,5 and two 42,5 x 38,5cm. Then glued and screwed them to the top and sides and there you go one clean and modern looking media center for the living room.

I especially like the way the OSB kind of “drapes” the BESTA and the legs that makes the whole thing look way more classy and expensive than what it is.

~ Niels Ostenfeld, Copenhagen, Denmark

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14 Responses to Clean, sleek media console from Besta

  1. Juan Carlos says:

    Cool floor, too!

  2. Anonymous says:

    hope you reinforced the bottom

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love the white on white thing you’ve got going there.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Looks cool, good idea. What the heck brand of interesting speakers are those?

    Also, the floor looks nice. Does is scuff up easily or tend to show dirt? Just curious.

  5. Sean says:

    Well done! I really like the white with the white floor.

  6. danii says:

    thank you for wonderful piece of inspiration, i was looking for something like this.
    there is one question on my mind…how do you open the besta? (or do you use it just to hide cables?)
    the extra handles are not present and the door edges one can grab and open are covered bby the osb. or did you put the besta upside down?

  7. Michael says:

    Speakers are called Minipod, made by Scandyna, see

    Famous german techno DJ Sven Vaeth uses another model in his music room, in a fancy red colour.

  8. Anonymous says:

    My first thought: looks great. But what on earth holds the middle cabinet in place??? is it only attached to the 2 cabinets on the outside with nothing underneath?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Dexter !

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome! So cool. Well done.

  11. No nede for handels you can still grab hold of the doors on the bottom. The left door open to the left the middle one and the one to the right both opens to the right. Nothing underneath the entire thing the three cabinets is just screwed together on the inside. It holds fine and no use for any support in the middle.

    The white floor is nice but it takes to dirt and dustbunnys like glue.

    Thanks for all your nice comments.


  12. Anonymous says:

    Je trouve cette réalisation très belle j’ai d’ailleurs fait la même chose mais j’ai fixé au mur et mis du chêne naturel dessus.
    On ouvre les portes par dessous.

  13. Anonymous says:


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