Diy Crafted-In Media IKEA Wall Device with Extra Storage made from an IKEA bookcase. Get a construct in appear on a funds and even put in it on your own.
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Hi, Remodelaholics! I am Tamara again once more from Provident Home Style and design where by I share household Diy projects and decorating tips on a funds! I really feel you can reach a journal lovely household on even a small funds.
I a short while ago turned my kid’s messy basement playroom into an organized, amazing kid’s hangout retreat (they in fact want to invest time down there now)!
We essential more storage for the children toys and a way to cover a pair of metal beam supports in the concluded component of our basement (about two hundred sqft).
The two the mess and the beams ended up major eyesores which can be observed in the photograph beneath!
The solution to these eyesores was making a Media Wall Device with heaps of toy storage! I crafted it about the beams so that they would be concealed killing two birds with one stone!
Media Wall Approach
I was motivated by this media wall system and certainly appreciate it… see it at Pottery Barn Youngsters (affiliate url).
BUT I had no where by near $1,700 to invest on it. I did have $one hundred to invest and that’s how a great deal it expense to make the full media wall unit revealed beneath!
Consider it or not this undertaking starts with two Ikea Gersby Bookcases (only $25 every)!
So let’s start out!
Bookshelves Building Tutorial
Abide by these measures to get this IKEA wall unit media middle appear.
Develop the Bookshelves
1. Initially, put the Ikea bookcase together following the recommendations in the offer (it is really uncomplicated). At this place you can leave off the removable shelves.
two. Upcoming, you will start out making the box component that attaches to the bookcase so you will want to get the box pieces cut.
Down below are the measurements I used for every facet of the box (not together with the best). I used particle board which is really strong but less high-priced than wood.
3. Keep the left facet piece of particle board future to the bookcase as revealed beneath and with a drill screw a screw into a small piece a wood or MDF so that there is a screw in the particle board and one in the bookcase holding the two jointly. Do one on the best and one on the bottom.
four. Repeat the above step for the right facet particle board portion. After the left facet and right facet boards are hooked up it will appear like the photograph beneath.
Optional: If you want your cupboard box to have a bottom now is the time to slide it in as revealed above. Otherwise the bottom will just be the flooring area it is resting on.
five. Upcoming we will be attaching the front of the box. We will
do this by using L brackets or corner braces on the within front corners of the box.
Suggestion: Walmart has a actually fantastic rate on their “Corner Braces”. They offer a four-pk. for about $two (other places it’s $four-$six).
Situation the front piece about the sides parts and area a bracket on the within corner and screw it restricted making certain the corners line up perfectly.
Repeat on both equally sides!
six. Now arrives the best of the box which will be how the box opens. This piece will be 24″ x 23″ (I acquired 24″ x 24″ inch particle parts at Home Depot for only $1.28)! The best piece will slide to the again of the bookcase so it will want to be trimmed on the sides as revealed beneath.
I used my jig saw to slice the best piece particle board alongside the slice strains I had built with my ruler and pen.
seven. Implement caulk to where by all of the different parts of wood meet.
Now make another one and then you will have completed the shelves component of the media wall unit as revealed beneath.
As you can see above we now want to make “the bench” component of the the media IKEA wall unit. I also included an excess shelf to the bookcase but that was just in purchase to fully cover the metal beam supports.
I made the diagram beneath to aid you visualize the following measures in making the bench component. If you get bewildered at all you can refer to this diagram for clarification .
Bench Building Tutorial
Creating the Basis of the Bench
Stage 1- Decide how a great deal distance you want among the two shelving units (most probable based on the dimension of your Television). Measure both equally the size and the depth. Using a jigsaw or table noticed slice a piece of particle board to the dimension and area it on the flooring among the two bookshelves. This is your base piece.
Stage two- Decide how substantial you want the bench component to be then minus an inch (or the thickness of best of the bench). Cut a piece of particle board the depth of your bench by the the peak you just calculated.
Stand the particle board upright in the middle of the base piece. Secure the piece upright with four L-Brackets (two on every facet of the middle piece) connecting the horizontal base piece to what we’ll refer to as the divider piece.
Creating the Confront of the Bench
Observe: I used MDF sheeting slice to dimension but you can use wood if you would like.
Stage 3- Take a 1 x four and slice it into two parts that are the peak of your bench minus 1 inch (or the thickness of best of the bench). Place the initial one standing upright future to the left bookshelf. Nail the bottom of it into the base piece (from Stage 1).
Stage four- Do the exact factor with the other 1×4 on the right facet.
Stage five- Measure the distance among the two boards you just mounted. Cut two 1×4’s to this measurement. Take one of the boards and area it among the two vertical boards you just mounted. This board will be placed in opposition to the flooring and will be nailed to the base piece as perfectly.
Stage six- Place the other board in among the two vertical facet boards so that the tops of the facet boards line up seamlessly with it’s best Use a degree to make certain it is correctly horizontal and then nail into area by nailing it into the front finish of the divider piece (from step two)
Safe the best board to the facet boards with a connecting piece of wood (nailed on the within of the bench) and do on both equally sides.
See photograph beneath.
Stage seven- Measure the distance among the horizontal bottom and best boards that you just mounted in step five and six. Cut a 1 x four to this size and nail it vertically to the front finish of the divider piece.
Creating the Leading of the Bench
A) Now we will be setting up the guidance boards to maintain up the best of the Bench. Measure how tall you want the bench to be minus the thickness of the best piece. Draw a line (making certain it is degree) at this measurement on the sides of both equally bookshelves.
Put the best of the guidance board (needs to be at minimum an inch thick) alongside the strains you just drew and nail to the sides of the bookshelves
B) Measure for the best of the bench seat (size and depth). Cut your wood to dimension and area it on guidance boards and is must also rest on best of the Confront of the bench. You can possibly glue or nail into area.
Optional- Increase trim to your need. I nailed a piece of trim to the front of the best piece of the bench.
I also included a piece of baseboard trim to the bottom front of the entire wall unit.
Last of all, I included a piece of lattice trim to the facet again of the bookshelves to cover the gap among the shelves and the wall.
And I have considered about adding attractive pulls to the front of the bins but have not observed the “right” ones however!:-)
So there you have it! If you have any inquiries remember to be certain to inquire!! We are loving our media wall unit and I think you will appreciate yours much too (particularly how a great deal the storage bins can maintain and cover)!:-)
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Initially posted April 23, 2016 // Up to date April eight, 2020