Modern Electric Fireplace Furniture with KALLAX - IKEA Hackers

Modern Electric Fireplace Furniture with KALLAX


THIS ELECTRIC FIREPLACE FURNITURE HACK MAY POST A FIRE RISK. PLEASE DO NOT REPLICATE IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ENSURE SAFETY OF THIS HACK.


I wanted to insert an electric fireplace bought in Dec ’20 in a modern style furniture. And I wanted to use something easy to modify and was affordable.

electric fireplace furniture hack
IKEA items used:
LACK side table
KALLAX shelving unit
Other material used:
  • Black grid 460mmx80 (5€ in Hornbach)
  • Electrical Firesuite “Lingga” 460mmx655x135 (88€ in Bricodepot)
Lingga fireplace

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DIY electric fireplace furniture:

Assemble the KALLAX shelving unit without internal shelves.

Install electrical fireplace inside KALLAX using the longer internal KALLAX board.

electric fireplace furniture hack

Saw the LACK table into 2 parts (145mm each).

Assemble the 2 parts of the LACK table with LACK table legs (inversed).

Drill on the top of KALLAX shelf in order to insert black grid.

electric fireplace furniture hack

What’s the cost and how long did it take?

Fireplace furniture’s cost is 52€ + Electrical fireplace 88€.

electric fireplace furniture hack

It took 6 hours to create and build this furniture (design, preparation, assembly, sawing, screwing)

What do you like most about this hack?

That it was easy to create and realize properly.

What was the hardest part of this project?

Sawing and screwing properly.

CAUTION:

When the electric fireplace is in Heating mode, do some necessary test to ensure there’s no overheating of the furniture and risk of fire. You might need to add aluminum protection inside the furniture to reduce fire hazard. Never leave the fireplace on unattended.

~ by Franck Gaté, France