DIY Ikea TV Stand: How to Hack A Rattan Ikea TV Unit

DIY Ikea TV Stand — Sharing the super-easy tutorial for how to make this trendy Ikea hack for your very own, custom Ikea TV stand or IKEA TV cabinet.

If you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time, then you know I LOVE a good Ikea hack! 

Combine that with my current love of all things rattan and our need for storage beneath the TV in our bedroom, and you’ve got our DIY rattan Ikea TV unit!

Plus, you can make this in whatever colors or size combinations for your home decor preferences…

It’s basically a glorified Ikea entertainment unit… except it’s in our bedroom. Sure, some people opt for having no TV in their bedroom and others opt for a full entertainment situation.

Clearly, we’re the latter…

Materials To Make A DIY Ikea TV Stand Or TV Cabinet

This DIY IKEA hack storage unit is super simple to recreate, but it does require a few different supplies. 

Don’t be intimidated by this materials list though. It’s seriously as simple as combining all of the pieces together!

Materials for a DIY IKEA TV Cabinet —

How To Make A DIY Ikea TV Stand

First, assemble the IKEA best cabinet frame but be sure to leave the doors off.

Rather than using the BESTA legs, twist the natural wood legs onto the bottom of the frames instead. 

Using a box cutter or rotary tool and a straight edge, ut the grasscloth to fit inside the edge of the door frame on top of the glass. 

You could easily cut the grasscloth to fit behind the glass, but I liked the look of a matte finished.

Once your grasscloth is cut to size, use the Weldbond glue to adhere the sheets to the glass Besta door. 

Use the hot glue gun and cane trim to glue and edge piece all around the grasscloth edges for a more finished look. 

While the grasscloth glue is drying, you can stain the wood tops for your BESTA cabinets in the wood color of your choice.

If you’re savvy, you can use a table or rotary saw to cut the wood to fit the top of the cabinets, including the width of the doors, which is 16 3/4 deep by 47 1/4 wide.

If you’re not confident in cutting your own wood, you can ask your local home improvement store to it to size for you. 

Now, measure and mark for installing your handles using the drill and drill bits. 

Once you’ve attached the handles and grasscloth fronts, you can place the wood on top with wood glue and clamps. 

Since we combined three sets of the BESTA cabinets to create a custom length IKEA tv stand, we only used two long pieces of wood as the topper rather than once for each BESTA cabinet. 

IKEA TV Stand Alternatives

Though we used the IKEA Besta cabinets for this TV Stand, you could easily use other IKEA furniture options as well. 

You could create a statement piece of furniture using the Ikea Kallax unit, IKEA Lack TV stand, Ikea Lack shelving unit or Ikea Billy bookcases. 

Rather than applying the rattan paper to the cabinets, you could use them as accents on the shelves or apply them to kallax bins. 

   

I love the final result! It looks very custom without being overly complicated or expensive to DIY either. 

It’s definitely a WAY more affordable option than a lot of the rattan media cabinets and storage units out there these days. 

Adding a reclaimed wood top to this piece would make for another really cool take on it, don’t you think?! 

We also used the Besta cabinets in our living room makeover to create faux built-ins for another tv storage unit option. 

More Ikea Hack Projects 

You can see more of our Ikea hack projects for the home right here —

 DIY Ikea TV Stand Or TV Cabinet

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DIY Ikea TV Stand: How to Hack A Rattan Ikea TV Unit

Sharing the super-easy tutorial for how to make this trendy Ikea hack for your very own, custom Ikea TV stand or IKEA TV cabinet.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Decor
Keyword: diy ikea, ikea, ikea hack, living room, storage, sugar and cloth
Servings: 1
Cost: $250

Equipment

  • Box cutter or rotary cutter
  • Straight edge ruler
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Drill and bits

Instructions

  • Assemble the IKEA best cabinet frame but be sure to leave the doors off.
  • Rather than using the BESTA legs, twist the natural wood legs onto the bottom of the frames instead. 
  • Using a box cutter or rotary tool and a straight edge, but the grasscloth to fit inside the edge of the door frame on top of the glass. You could easily cut the grasscloth to fit behind the glass, but I liked the look of a matte finished.
  • Once your grasscloth is cut to size, use the Weldbond glue to adhere the sheets to the glass Besta door. 
  • Use the hot glue gun and cane trim to glue and edge piece all around the grasscloth edges for a more finished look.
  • While the grasscloth glue is drying, you can stain the wood tops for your BESTA cabinets in the wood color of your choice.
  • Measure and mark for installing your handles using the drill and drill bits.

Notes

  • Please be aware that the cost of this DIY is dependent on how long you would like your stand/cabinet to be.
  • If you're placing a large TV on the stand, we recommend a Besta support leg.

20 thoughts on “DIY Ikea TV Stand: How to Hack A Rattan Ikea TV Unit”

    • Hi Victoria! Thanks for this how-to they are beautiful! I am making the doors from wood so I am wondering if you can tell me the dimensions of the inside cut out/of the weave material so I can measure the width of the 4 door panels…does that make sense?5 stars

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  1. This is so awesome!! I have been searching high and low for a rattan credenza, but can’t find one I like in the right price range. Thanks for sharing this, looks lovely! Also love that the glass doors keep out the dust, but the rattan warms everything up. Btw, are you covering your TV with art? how?! I totally need this for my living room…

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  2. Hi there! I’m hoping to follow this for my new besta. In your pictures, the cloth or wallpaper doesn’t look the same as the one in the amazon photo. Can you confirm it’s the same? I’m having a hard time finding one. Thanks!5 stars

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    • Hi Molly! It’s actually not the same. We linked the wallpaper to another one that we found since the one we used in the tutorial was sold out at the time. However, it looks like Wayfair brought it back. We updated our materials section and you can find the exact wallpaper here: https://rstyle.me/+I-8NXGG3aHfgked_urjVwg. Hope this helps!

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  3. It turned out just gorgeous! I love how you placed one long piece of wood across the top to make it look like it came that large. Genius!5 stars

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  4. hi! I’ve never ordered from IKEA. The products listed on their website are a little confusing. Do I need to buy hinges and a “Besta supporting leg” separately/ in addition to the list of things needed? Thanks!!

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    • Hi Shanae! Great questions! We updated our materials with a notation on the Besta system. Yes, you do need to buy a pack of hinges for each door. We didn’t use a Besta supporting leg because we hung our TV and have all the cabinets lined wall to wall. We just used the Amazon legs. We do recommend the supporting Besta leg if you plan on placing your TV on the cabinet though! Good luck and let us know how your cabinet turns out!

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  5. Ash! I flippin’ love this IKEA hack! And it’s so much easier than it looks. Currently brainstorming IKEA hack ideas for a built-in desk/XBOX gaming station for our boys, thanks for the inspiration!5 stars

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  6. Love this tutorial. Just saved it on pinterest so I can show it to my husband later this weekend!! Project for him :)5 stars

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