IKEA Hack: Angie's DIY Rustic Modern Entertainment Center Created from...Kitchen Cabinets!

Curbly reader Angie and her guy, Randy, just completed this amazing handmade Scandanavian-inspired media unit. She says, "When we completed our basement, we were in need of an entertainment center. We shopped around and looked at everything out there and we just couldn't find anything we really liked. I also found that the average entertainment center didn't have enough depth for the important part of the the entertainment center, really nice audio components. :) From looking around, we determined that we liked the look of the low profile entertainment centers with wall mounted TVs...so we set out to build one. We also wanted something contemporary yet rustic. That's when we came up with the idea of using wall cabinets and adding a warm look with wood. To capture the low profile look and the needed depth for the stereo components, we used full depth, 15" refrigerator wall cabinets from Ikea. They had great styling at a budget price. They also had nice complimenting hardware for the feet and pulls. The slow closing hinges were a nice addition as well.

Nice work!

Kitchen Cabinets for Entertainment [Studio 30:31]

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Patti on Aug 06, 2014:

This is great. But why didn't you use the Besta products. Was thinking of doing something similar, however never thought of doing it this way:)

Melanie on Aug 21, 2011:

What a beautiful creation!  What is the wood you used for the top?

DesigningMom on May 23, 2011:

Oh I loev the contrast. Striking.

Twila on May 19, 2011:

Awesome. The best of old and new. I've saved this in my favorites since my husband and I are about to purchase a home with a big entertainment room and I'm low on ideas.  Thanks again!

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