I wanted a large cabinet for my TV (it’s 55″) that wouldn’t look too IKEA-ish, and I wanted it to have a real wood top.
First, I looked at BESTÅ units, but then I realized that I couldn’t fit four 60cm modules along the wall as it is 2cm too short.
And then, once I saw the matt VOXTORP doors in a similar hack I knew METOD was the way to go.
IKEA items used:
- 1x METOD wall cabinet 60x40cm
- 2x METOD wall cabinet 80x40cm
- 4x VOXTORP matt white 40x40cm
- 1x VOXTORP matt white 60x40cm
- 1x STOCKARYD Wood treatment oil
Other materials and tools:
- Several pieces of pinewood
- A worktop
TV cabinet with wood top instructions:
First, I got everything I needed and built the 3 METOD units.
Then, I made a wood frame out of some pieces I had cut at a local store, so that it would act as a base.
I wanted it to look like it was floating but the walls aren’t strong enough.
I screwed everything together and to the wall and placed the doors on the units.
Got a cut-to-size piece of pine at a local store. Sanded it and applied IKEA STOCKARYD wood treatment oil.
And it was done, or so I thought.
I decided it would look better if the wood was darker (the original idea was to get oak, but it was 4x the price).
So I further stained it.
I loved doing this. It actually only took a few hours to build it, less than I spent searching for everything.
If you do something like this, I’d advise you to build your modules first and then measure it to get a wood top with the perfect dimensions.
~ by João Carneiro