1 Uber-shelf and 2 CD/DVD/surround speaker shelves from 2 x MAVAS

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I wanted a shelf unit that would fit my TV, surround amp, centre speaker, DVD player, PVR,  subwoofer, lounge room PC, SEGA Mega Drive II, PS2, PS3 and my girlfriend's Wii.

Nothing at the local IKEA was quite right. The MAVAS was about the closest I could find.
Suddenly, I had a brainwave - what If I bought 2 MAVAS shelves and fused them into one?

I realised that I would have 2 small shelves left over, perfect for my surround satellite speakers and this IKEA hack was born.

After some quick Photoshopping, I had the following plan, to explain my vision to my girlfriend:
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Step 1: The initial problem...

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So, here we have the initial problem I was looking for a solution for - a messy, unbalanced and disorganised home entertainment system.

Step 2: Initial assembly

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A minor setback to my initial plan - the local IKEA store had sold out of the MAVAS shelf unit in black.
Luckily, they had two left in white, so I decided to go ahead with my initial design but use white instead.

I assembled the left set of shelves from one set first, as per the included instructions - except I left the bottom shelf off and attached the backing board to the top.

I then assembled the right set of shelves from the same set, as per the included instructions.

Then I attached the middle shelves from the first set to the left set of shelves (again, as per the included instructions.
Topcat20214 years ago
That is a nice looking unit you came up with. It is a good use of creative thinking. Enjoy
TechHeadFred (author)  Topcat20214 years ago
Thanks, it's served me well so far. It even survived an interstate move with only partial disassembly required!