For a long time I wanted to thank Jens from Stuttgart … So, thanks Jens! Your stone wall / BESTÅ hack spent many month on my mind to the point it turned to a ‘fanatical’ have to reach goal…
4 years later, I finally made my own version.
Guidelines: Must be ‘WAF’ (Wife Approval Factor)
Wife wanted warm materials to be used / Must add warmth to the room for long evening cuddle (plaid + fireplace + hot chocolate etc…)
Have to ‘blend in’. We have a big opened space (kitchen/dining room/living room) with mainly black and white stuff… a bit ‘cold’/ ‘need colors’ according to my wife.
I also ‘improved’ the whole thing by combining other hacks found on this great site.
« BESTÅ Floating Media Center », so my cleaning robot easily goes under the cabinets.
« BESTÅ/Utrusta flipdown drawer» inspired by this hack.
« Coffee table» from this hack with the top painted with high gloss white (Finally I had to remove the wheels. Thanks to my 6yo twins using it as a skateboard. )
All the ‘wirings’ are integrated, lights are remotely controlled and the HTPC (+keyboard) is hidden behind the ‘flip down drawer’.
USB dongle for the keyboard has found its place next to the TV decoder so no need to constantly open/close the HTPC hatch.
How it’s done?
Basically, I followed to the letter Jens instructions and used quite the same materials. More info here.
IKEA materials used to build this:
- 1x BESTÅ Burs rack, white
- 1x BESTÅ Burs rack, black
- 2x BESTÅ cabinets, white (120x40x38cm)
- 3x BESTÅ Tofta Doors, black
- 1x BESTÅ Tofta Drawer, black
- 1x BESTÅ cabinet (60x40x64cm)
- 1x BESTÅ Tofta Door with black wooden and a glass-part in the middle
- 1x Utrusta hinge
- 2x BESTÅ Glass top Panel
- Screws + Screw anchors
- Dimmable LED spots
- Wood for the frame
- Wood planks (3 different width)
- Wood coating (3 different colors)
- Nail Gun + Nails
The most tricky part was to cut into the Utrusta plastic cover (without breaking it)
Time spent on the project : Couple of evenings + we had a lot of fun with wife & kids building/assembling cabinets, wood frame, etc…
~ by Stephane Martin, Belgium