Travers Moreau. Furniture. January 25th , 2018.
Our enthusiasm for DIY projects involving Ikea products led us to explore a bit more the versatility of the Ikea Lack Table. There’s actually a whole series entitled like that and it includes a TV unit, coffee table, side table and some wall shelves. Today we’ll only focus on the tables, trying to find ways to integrate them into ingenious projects. Let’s start with a simple transformation. For this project you can use either a Lack or a Hemnes table which are both Ikea coffee tables. Get some wooden boards and cut them to size so you can make a tabletop. Stain them and measure the center of the table so you know where to place the first board. Clamp each end down and then add the others the same way. Glue and screw all the boards, turn the table upside down and put something heavy on the middle. Let it sit overnight, add more screws in the center of each board but on the underside so you don’t see them.
Similarly, the Setis media cabinet is a combination of furniture and sound. It features dual stereo speakers with bluetooth connection and a multi-sync option. The console itself is made of white particleboard and has a glass divider for the lower shelf. In the case of the 360 TV cabinet by Ronda Design, the interesting addition is the stainless steel swivel top which allows it to expand its surface and to maximize its storage and display capabilities. The main unit has a matt lacquered finish and integrates two large drawers. The Factory cabinet is a bit more traditional but can easily be included in the category of modern furniture. It has a low design and features a combination of wood and metal. The frame is wooden and the base is metallic.
Given the right setting, a modern media console has the potential of becoming a focal point in the living room although it can easily blend in and stay subtle if so desired. Modern media storage stands are usually very simple and this allows them to be very versatile and adaptable. There are numerous existing designs that are worth displaying as more than just functional furniture and, if you prefer something different, there’s always the option to turn this into a DIY project. Built using curved glass, the Screen console table has a sleek design created by Lievore Altherr Molina for modern and contemporary interiors. The console comes equipped with a CD/DVD holder.
Flexibility is an important element that defines the design of the Socrate media stand. The unit is composed of a series of metal bookcases and cabinets which can be combined to form a large module or used separately. Available in both wall-mounted and freestanding versions, the system can suit a variety of spaces and decors. The inspiration for the Calibro console came from the design of an old ammunition chest in the Great Wars. Designed by Daniele Cristiano, this is a very versatile piece of furniture which can serve a variety of purposes. Use it as a media unit in the living room or as a bench for the entrance hallway. It can also be placed in the bedroom. The simplicity of the Domino Up TV cabinet is complemented by its beautiful blue color, resulting in a harmonious combination of looks and function. The cabinet sits on a slim black platform which makes it look like the unit is floating or wall-mounted, assuming that the floor is dark as well.
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