Media Storage IKEA BESTA wrapped in cypress wood

Published on February 3rd, 2017 | by Contributor


Wood you like to give your IKEA BESTÅ TV unit a new look?

IKEA BESTÅ TV unit wrapped in cypress wood

2 IKEA BESTÅ TV units, screwed together, with drawers and doors.

I love my IKEA BESTÅ TV units but it was a little too much white for my taste. I purchased several planks of cypress, ripped them down to about 6 1/2 inches each, and edge joined them with the help of my pocket hole jig.

cypress wood cut to size cypress wood

I ripped the complete piece down to a width 18″ and then cross cut 2 pieces that would be the skirts for the sides of the TV unit. I attached the skirts, sanded all of the exposed sides, and then sealed the wood with an oil based sealer.

Attach the sides to the planks Waterfall joint

IKEA BESTA TV cabinet wrapped in cypress

~ by Ian Keith

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6 Responses to Wood you like to give your IKEA BESTÅ TV unit a new look?

  1. Frank says:

    It looks very well done, What was the oil based sealer that you used ?

    • iankeith1 iankeith1 says:

      Thank you Frank! The sealer I used was from Varathane. It was the satin, clear, fast drying, heavy use, interior formula from Home Depot. I applied 3 coats with a light sanding in between. I hope that helps! Ian

  2. Tammie Baker says:

    Where did you purchase your cypress? I’ve looked for it before and can’t find it. It’s beautifully done.

  3. Nikki says:

    That’s beautiful. So the wood just sits on top of the Besta? What a great idea! If the wood ever got stained or damaged, it wouldn’t look terrible to have the bare Besta waiting for a new top.

    • Ian Ian says:

      Hi Nikki, Thank you!!! Yep, it just sits on top and it’s easy to remove as well. I also added a 2×4 base to lift the besta unit off of the carpet. I used extra cypress to cover the 2×4′s so it looks like a custom base board under the unit. :)

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