Besta project+dressoir

Published on November 19th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Besta tv stand with seating option

Materials: 2 besta cabinets and a big slab of oak

Description: We wanted a multi purpose cabinet that would fit our small living. The room is narrow and has a weird corner so we decided that a piece of furniture the same width as the corner would look best. For that reason a floating or at least raised cabinet was also a wish. Second it would be helpful if it was possible to sit upon so we would have extra seating when we entertain guests. And third we have an 8 month old son so sturdy to withstand bashing with toys was required.

Besta media unit with bench seating

Ikea Besta didn’t exactly meet all those criteria, but with the addition of an oak countertop it did. We orderded a slab of rustic oak cut to size. It’s slightly wider than the Besta cabinets are deep as to fit the corner. This also makes it possible to hide cables behind the cabinets. When it arrived we just adjoined the two pieces of wood together (glue and dowel connection) and with wall achors attached it to the wall. We assembled the Ikea cabinets, put them in place, temporarely used glue clamps to get them at the right location and then screwed them to the bottom of the oak.

~ Marsha, The Netherlands

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9 Responses to Besta tv stand with seating option

  1. Anonymous says:

    Beste Marsha,

    Wat een mooi meubel! Wij denken er aan om iets vergelijkbaars te doen. Zou je kunnen aangeven waar je het hout hebt gekocht? En gaat het hout niet scheuren?

    We horen graag van je! Groet, Caroline

    • Maren says:

      Ik ben ook erg benieuwd waar het hout vandaan kwam. Zou je het mij ook kunnen laten weten?

      Alvast bedankt!

      Groeten, Maren

    • Hai, ik had hier al weer een hele tijd niet gekeken, maar wellicht dat jullie nog op het antwoord zitten te wachten. Het eiken is besteld bij en is dus ‘rustiek eiken’. (Nadat deze foto’s zijn gemaakt is het nog eenmaal met whitewash olie van de bouwmarkt behandeld en de structuur komt nu nog beter tot zijn recht)

      mvg, Marsha

  2. Anonymous says:

    This looks great and I’m pretty sure you could lower the cost by buying counter tops in the “as is” section of any Ikea. Although the cuts tend to be about half as long as the top on your picture, it would save a lot of money for budget-tight ikea hackers.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Mooi gedaan, Marsha!

  5. Ingo says:

    Awesome, it is exactly what I had in mind, however as buffet based on faktum. Your images give me confidence that this will look awesome as well.

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