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Making Ikea tv unit - (Besta and Eket) look fitted

  • 13-10-2022 11:57am
    Registered Users Posts: 32

    I have been trying to get a fitted tv unit, but quotes for MDF & chipboard units are always 5,000 euro or more, even for something basic.

    That's outside of my range, so i am going to make do with Ikea, likely Besta and some Eket.

    Heavy parts will be on the ground, but there will be some stud partition wall mounted boxes.

    Has anyone done this and managed to have it look reasonably professional?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,624 ✭✭✭Raoul

    Interested in this too. Have you done the besta design thing on ikea?

  • Registered Users Posts: 32 alannoone

    Yes, i have used the besta designer but it is of limited use. It does not allow adding of existing features in the room such as a door, switch or wall mounted tv. It also does not allow adding of Eket components either.

    Its just a blank square/rectangle on which one can drag besta components, similar to the eket designer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,624 ✭✭✭Raoul

    I was just wondering did you have any design in mind?

    I was thinking of a floating shelf unit for my avr and speakers.

    Like yourself, I am slightly dubious as to whether it would look professional or not.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,864 ✭✭✭greasepalm

    I had a similar issue for my man cave as i wanted tv on wall and a double tilt arm. I could not find anything but got a carpenter to make one for me.

    What i had at the time was maybe a 38" tv.

    Yamaha sound bar + subwoofer speaker.

    Sat receivers with quad tuners

    Other Sat receivers twin freesat.

    Saorview box and 2TB external HDDs.

    Previous Tv stand had glass shelves removed to be reused again and glazier made other shelves as needed.

    Mdf was used mainly and supports where needed were added.

    Inside under the tv hidden i have a Monster home theatre green power for all off my plugs and had to get others plugged in also.

    Lan cables into switch boxes and forgot about the strip light behind tv when looking for something in there in the dark.

    I have 2 x 3 foot doors to gain access in from both sides.

    At the bottom nearest the wall i have 2 pull out drawers with 100s of them things called CDs hidden inside.

    2 enclosed spaces behind the doors where my sub woofer is.

    Remember to have ventilation if putting on shelves in an enclosure.

    There must be a few people out there doing odd things as we dont do normal.

    Mine is floor to ceiling and photo was when getting setup but not finished.

  • Administrators Posts: 52,187 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec

    It's not really clear what you're actually trying to do here. What are you planning to do with the Ikea stuff, other than assemble it and use it?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32 alannoone

    I would like it to look fitted, and not like a piece of furniture was dropped in a corner.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,864 ✭✭✭greasepalm