Thursday, March 31, 2011

Some Besta Hacks

Ever since I decided to buy the Besta stand I've been googling for hacks. Here are some of the favorites:

Tiptoeing on my recent hacked desks post, here is a besta desk with a silver top (also by Ikea). More info here: http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/look/look-ikea-besta-workstation-hack-058178

This person installed a computer inside their Besta: http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/diy-project/build-a-home-theater-pc-inside-ikea-besta-125519?image_id=1726132 It took me days to install my slim cd drive!

This person cut their doors to only show the tv...then they pasted paper behind $50 doors...craziness! http://www.miamilandscapegardening.com/waooouu-how-did-you-find-a-tv-that-fits-perfectly-with-besta/

These legs are pretty but make scare me: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2010/06/rock-and-moss-filled-glass-vases-as.html Glass breaks, I'm clumsy and this unit is heavy.
I'd be willing to nailhead trim something from Craigslist: http://signedbytina.blogspot.com/2010/12/by-request.html

A lot of people hack the single cubes as kitty litter boxes: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/pets-dogs-cats-snakes-etc/ikea-hack-contemporary-litter-box-110198

This one has legs on the bottom AND bottom plus a gorgeous raw brown wood top. I don't know how people hang in chairs for hours without back support but at least they will look stylish doing it: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/03/working-it.html


Ignore the wall mountability of this picture and look at the doors. If I decide $100 for glass is too much, the 2/3 wooden ones wouldn't be so horrible. Electronics aren't exactly art :)
I found a version of the tv stand I liked. Imagine it cut in half with the silver legs I linked the other day and a glass top. It would be pretty but I'm not sure if its $250 pretty...

1 comments:

NS said...

it's really easy to wall mount the besta, you just have to buy the rail thing :)