The DIY IKEA “LACKured” Media Cabinet

030711_rg_IKEALacquered_02.jpgWhen you move to a new place, it’s possible that all of your furniture won’t match the overall decor and feel of the new pad, so you’re left with a few options. Either get rid of them or hack them into something that will do the job. This is what this enterprising furniture hacker from Miami did with his LACK media cabinet.

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The Easy Floating IKEA Stolmen HDTV Stand

022811_rg_EasyFloatStolmen_01.jpgYou can use IKEA Stolmens for many different purposes. They can be used as dressers, media centers, bookshelves, and other uses. If that’s not enough, you can also hack them into many different things, including bike racks. What we like about this hack is how easy it is to get a fully functioning floating HDTV stand.

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200-Inch Glasses-Free 3D Display: Do I Have a Big Enough Wall?

Bigger screens are the way to go. I just can’t wait to have a screen that’s the size of my whole living room wall. Although this seems like science-fiction, it might not be because NICT has unveiled a 200-inch glasses-free 3D screen that might actually make me want to watch 3D stuff.

200-inch nict japan screen hdtv led 3d

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Using IKEA Stolmen as an Entertainment Center

IKEA Stolmens can be hacked to serve as anything, from bike racks to entertainment centers. These shelves have a distinct appeal, as the poles go from the floor to the ceiling and allow you to store a variety of things, from books, TVs, to DVDs, and other stuff. All in all, this hack is quite useful if you’re trying to find a low cost option for mounting your flat panel HDTV.

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Gaming Hubs: Make Your Own Or Buy One?

012611_rg_DIYGaming_01.jpgYesterday, we mentioned a few ways to keep your gaming area clean and organized. However, what if instead of making and/or hacking your own, you could buy one? Which would be the best to use? Read on to find out more.

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Keeping Your Gaming Area Organized

012511_rg_OrgHomTheaConsole_01.jpgIt’s true that if you are a console gamer, then you need to keep you gaming area tidy, as they can rapidly become very messy very quickly. The trick is to be consistent and clean up each and every time, otherwise the mess seems to grow on its own.

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Faux-Upholstered IKEA Besta Home Entertainment Center

011811_rg_UpholsteredBesta_01.jpgOne of the reasons people enjoy hacking and changing IKEA furniture is because the are so popular, and they want to set theirs apart from the rest. Usng an IKEA Besta as a home entertainment center is nothing new, but this is the first time we’ve seen anyone upholster one to give it more charm. It’s definitely an option to consider if you’re planning on getting something like this.

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Bang & Olufsen Beo6 Remote is One Expensive, Weird Looking Remote

Yes, it’s true, Bang & Olufsen gear is quite expensive. This includes this new Beo6 remote, which is one really strange looking remote control. It’s basically a ball that has a touchscreen LCD sitting on top of it. Seems odd, but I guess that B&O have made stranger looking gear over the years.

beo6_remote_control

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Gabriele’s Asymmetric IKEA Besta Hack From Italy

121410_rg_BestHackHome_01.jpgThis interesting-looking home entertainment center hack comes courtesy from Gabriele, and there are some good reasons why it stands out from the crowd. It’s wall-mounted, so it seems to float and it’s asymmetrical, which is always a nice touch when you want something distinctive.

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Remote Controlling Your Home Theater With Style

120209_rg_ThinkFlood_01.jpgThere’s nothing more annoying that being stuck with four or five different remote controls for your home theater system, especially if you have kids around, who tend to like hiding away the batteries of all remotes! Having a universal remote control makes a lot of sense, but there are always compromises with something that sounds like it will do what you desire. Here are our ideas on how you can remote control your home theater.

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