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Ikea Besta Burs modification

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by pant, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. pant

    pant Member

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    Here's my Burs :)

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  2. risheet_03

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    v. nice, give us a breakdown?
  3. pant

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    Quick translation as english is not my native language. Please comment if anything is unclear.

    Bought Ikea Besta Burs before the summer and had it standing in anticipation of the time and motivation, while thinking about how to do it best possible way.

    It took a lot more time than you might think. Particularly challenging is when you have no dedicated workspace so everything must be done in the living room. In addition, there was much that required very precise and neat saw cuts so I had to ask others to do so.

    There was a lot of time thinking about how to get all the measurements as ideal as possible.

    Last but not least, I spent long time to connect everything and hide and pull cables on the back, the bench shall be completely against the back wall. Today there are a total 11 (12 with upcoming Ir-repeater) boxes that require power.

    Expenses, except Ikea Bursa, to wheels, metal plates, angle brackets, sieve trays, shelves and glass shelfs, etc. about 140 Euros.

    What is done:
    - Wheels hidden in the 5 original legs + one under the tv
    - Expanded 10 cm in depth.
    - Middle back plate under the tv stand strongly supported.
    - 2 * 60 cm polished stainless steel perforated metal plate as hot air from the components can get out.
    - Trays cut in height and mounted shelf boards to the receiver and htpc.
    - Glass plate mounted on a small angle for the center speaker + one with a frosted film for remote control etc..

    The cable decoder is hidden under the tv together with a 3Com Gigabit switch. The decoder responds on Ir signals if one point correct, but I'ii buy an IR repeater.

    Behind the TV are Ikea Diodes multi-color leds. These are turned on and off by an RF remote control. Normally it's in multi-color mode, but if want to change to a specific color the switch is mounted under the bench, you can see it in one picture.

    I'm very happy with the result! :) Will post evening pictures later.

    Comments?
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  4. pant

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    Here some evening pictures.

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    Any comments?
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    You've done a good job. Neat and tidy.

    Very nice!
  6. pant

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    Thanks for the nice feedback.
    :)
  7. anth.payne

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    how did you extend the depth? I really like the Besta system, but they arnt deep enough... the added complication being that I would like to use the back wall panels...
  8. Hobbawobba

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    Looking very nice. Im looking at getting the burs for my new tv.
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    Wow, that's impressive. When can we all come round to watch a movie?
    We can bring our own beer and pizza...
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  10. pant

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    The extra depth on top and sides are material left over from the fronts. So it's the same material with high gloss plastic. Joint together with metal plates.

    The burs is very nice and sort of childproof original, but should be deeper.

    Just book tickets to Norway. And bring some warm clothes.. It's getting colder now :)
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  11. Hobbawobba

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    Yeah thats what im worried about. I may have to have an attempt at doing something similar to this haha.
  12. pant

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    Question about these Besta Units as I desperately need to get one in time for my TV arriving on Tuesday. Is the Unit above this one and then the Draws are added extra?

    http://http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/80218458/

    This is the Unit I like but don't want the 2 massive draws, I'd prefer something which makes it easier to store Blurays
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    That looks like the one :)

    I have also been looking at these for when we move, you can add sliding doors or drawers or even drop down doors to these fantastic for customising..

    BESTÅ/FRAMSTÅ/INREDA system - Combinations & Frames - IKEA

    We like the white cabinet with the grey-turquoise doors... :)
  15. pant

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    Made a new version, picture of v1 and v2:

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  16. Bloodflowerz

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    Hello Pant

    May ypu please explain where you got these wheels from which are hidden by the square? I can't find these on IKEA.

    Also, the configuration I make on IKEA ends up with 4 legs on the front of the unit. Your unit only has 2 legs visable on the front. Did you use an undertray to support the unit?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Cheers. :thumbsup:
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    Thanks Pant

    I've decided to go for the full Bestas/Framsta setup.

    Cheers!

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