Hemnes tvstand

Published on July 18th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Hemnes stereo/TV stand

Materials: Hemnes TV stand, 3 drawer

Description: I love the Ikea Hemnes line of TV stands but they were not supportive of my big Yamaha amp. So I got creative and took out the middle drawer and shelf. Added a center leg on front & back and of course a low shelf to house the amp/dvd & cable box. Everything fits perfectly.

Also built a box around my center channel so my LCD can sit on top. Tons of storage and the cool thing is if I decide to sell in the future I will still be able to make it look like it’s original form. (Monkey & Cat were bought separately)

~ Mike Maxwell, Toronto

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16 Responses to Hemnes stereo/TV stand


    What are the dimensions of the drawer space? I’m wondering if i can fit a center channel inside

  2. banana says:

    Great Modification… I plan to try to duplicate it. I’m a newbie to messing with Ikea furniture… Any chance you could give me the dimensions of the piece of wood you put in place of the drawer for the shelf? Also the dimensions of the leg you applied, if possible. It would save me some time!

  3. Cm says:

    Hi, do you know how I can remove the drawers without unloading everything that is on top of my tv stand? One of the screws fell out and the drawer is now dragging and being scraped on the side. Thank you!

  4. restaurant chairs says:

    hey.. what are measurements of this tv cabin..? what type of wood is used in it..?

  5. I did the same with my Hemnes I just put together. I used the shelf and and installed it at the bottom and then I reused the door front to as a small intermediate shelf in case I add on something in the future and it still left 2″ above the receiver for ventilation. My center, right, and left bose speakers are hidden in the unit. I also rewired the receptacle and an existing switch so that the lights can be turned on with a switch on the wall.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Ok with the great tips of ventilation and height In experience i agree with those for ventliation. Obviously this is the macho talk of men wanting to one up. i absolutely think this is beautiful and love your set up. the Esthetics and for sight are awesome. You also took much time to think through the process and the wiring…Great!
    I am first in line if you do ever want to sell it.
    You are art: Those old systems with components speakers and good old pure sound cant be beat. Enjoy yourself and your sound. Hey instead of rebuilding..Put a cooling fan on there:}

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is a hack I thought of doing (to another model) but ended up buying a used one. It’s a shame (and weird) all Ikea tv-stands take into account only set-top-boxes, dvd-players and the like, nothing higher like stereos.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The mine like it. It’s true that the ampli is big. The Onkyo too. Look that:

    PS: sorry for my english :-)

  9. Petra says:

    I like the variation created by opening up the middle section and will be trying this with a dresser I have! The extra leg is a good idea for support, but I think I would opt to put two extra legs — one under each vertical divider — instead of the one center leg. Where did you get the extra leg, by the way?

    • Anonymous says:

      Just cut some wood and made it. The amp is 55 lbs so the extra leg is needed. Could have gone with 2 legs on both front and back. Decided to go just 1 leg on both front and back.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Interesting idea, couple of things you may want to think about. It may be a good idea to build a riser box (just the sides and top) around the speaker to then put the LCD on. The constant vibration from that centre speaker over time may effect the TV’s components including the display itself. Also, are you 100% sure that speaker and your tv is magnetically shielded. LCD’s don’t experience the same level of picture distortion as the old CRT’s did but its still possible to mess the display up in this fashion.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Nice idea but I would (just my opinion).

    1. Remove the back part of that section for more airflow.
    2. Scooch the unit back 2-3 centimeters.
    3. Put the door panel back with hinges on the side. Then it looks more uniform.
    -Peter from Bavaria

  12. Anonymous says:

    Where are the vents on that amp?

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