I searched high and low for a TV unit as I wanted to put vinyl records and other stuff together in one media unit. After some research on the Internet and Pinterest I found some ideas with KALLAX and I wanted to make something with that.
IKEA items used:
- Pine wood 33mm / 80×160 cm
- MDF 3mm / 183×280 cm
- HETTICH screw socket for wood Ø6mm x10
- STANDERS milling bolt Ø6xL60mm x10
- 5m LED light with remote control
- White melamine board 18mm / 33.5×38 cm
- HETTICH shelf support x4
- HETTICH connection screw Ø6xL100mm x4
- Einhell Circular Saw
- Dexter Cordless Screwdriver
- and some other basic tools
KALLAX TV and vinyl unit hack:
I assembled the KALLAX units and then I connected them with HETTICH connection screws. Then, I bought extra 100mm screws and cut them to 60mm.
Next, I cut 3mm mdf boards 1 cm shorter than KALLAX units and attached them to the back of the KALLAX with nails. By this method, I closed the view to the cables and reflection of LED light.
When I bought the pine wood, they cut it through the middle and I had 2 pieces of 39.7 cm. The overhang in front is 7mm and from right and left, I let it hang out 1 cm.
First, I cut the long piece’s left side with a circular saw to 45 degrees. Then I cut other 35 cm piece’s both sides and finally cut the top piece last.
After that, I fixed the long piece with a drill. I opened holes from under KALLAX and also a little bit to the wood with Ø6 wood drill bit.
Then I made this wood hole bigger with Ø10 wood drill bit and fixed screw sockets. After that I repeated the same operation to the panel on the side and finally the top piece of wood.
Added LED light behind the unit.
Finally I put in the shelf for PS. I drew behind it with a pencil and opened a hole for cables and air.
How much did it cost?
The cost was:
- KALLAX units €90
- KALLAX drawers €15
- LURVIG €12
- Pine wood €62
- MDF €4
- LED light €39
- other accessories total €20
Grand total around €240.
What I like most is it’s cheaper then all TV units for my needs and very compatible with the color of the wall.
The hardest part of the hack was cutting the 45 degree angles.
~ by Alihan Dobada