Intro: Build a Tv Rack With an Ikea Lack Table [ Aka Lackrack ]
My wife wanted me to clean up all the wires and junk around my tv cabinet. After some google-ing and a quick trip to Ikea I build this.
I was inspired by: http://wiki.eth-0.nl/index.php/LackRack
I used there parts
Ikea LACK table: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40104270
Mid-atlantic storage shelf DC4: http://www.middleatlantic.com/rackac/storage/drawers.htm
You should be finished in under 20 minutes.
Step 1: What It Used to Look Like
This is just your typical entertainment center from target. It has lots of space for tons of junk.
Step 2: Comparing Old to the New
Make sure your tv will be stable on the new table. The stand for mine overhangs by an inch on both sides.
Step 3: Pre-stage the Equipment
Disconnect the equipment and make sure it'll look right
Step 4: Mount the Equipment
I used a mid-atlantic DC4 as a shelf for my cable box. The legs are a hollow-ish honeycomb so be careful driving screws into them.
Also the Scientific Atlanta 8300HD is known for being hot so give the vents on top some room to breath.
Step 5: Finish and Enjoy
I used the drawer to store my coax splitter and cable modem. It will also house various odds and ends.