Published on October 18th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Built In Ikea Hemnes Hack

Materials: Hemnes and Besta systems

Description: 1.First built up stands for the bookcases to sit on top.
2.Then place bookcase on top and anchored to the wall.
3. Placed extensions on top of bookshelves.
4. Placed Hemnes TV Table in middle and Hemnes Bridge anchored to wall.
5. To finish added flat base across the bottom then base board. Between the extension and bookcase added a base board. Top finished with crown molding. Added some quarter round on sides in the middle where TV sits and inside of the bridge.

~ Sherri B

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13 Responses to Built In Ikea Hemnes Hack

  1. Tonia Trentadue says:

    I have a Hemnes bookcase that I want to add doors to. (you can now buy this with or without doors, but I’ I was told you cannot add doors to one that didn’t come with doors)
    Would anyone know how to do it and which doors will fit? Thanks in advance, T

  2. sarah says:

    Hi I am refurbishing my house and I need a built in wall unit where do I order online or do I just walk in ikea store.

  3. Jane Smith says:

    Do you have pictures along the way ?

  4. M. says:

    Do you have photos of the side of the TV stand portion? There is a slight overhang on the top piece of that TV stand, and I’m wondering how you handled the sides – is there a slight gap in between the book shelves and the stand, or was something done to mitigate it? Thank you!

  5. Catherine says:

    Hi, I really love what you’ve done with this unit! I just wondered what paint you used for the crown moulding? I’m doing something similar but there are so many different shades of white!!

  6. Georgine says:

    Do you happen to know the total length? Looks great!

  7. Anonymous says:

    this is not HEMNES it’s LIATORP…

  8. any chance you can post exact model numbers,can ‘t seem to find same pieces just searching HEMNES or BESTA

  9. Anonymous says:

    Looks great. I would paint the wall behind the TV white to match the unit and add a shelf above the TV to fill the awkward looking space.

  10. Nik Louch says:

    That is in no way, shape or form “built in”. What do you feel it is “built into”? Looks nice tho…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Very nice job! Doesn’t look “built in” though, more like a custom entertainment center?

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