DIY: TV Stand Backplate & Cable Organization

Our TV Stand is an Ikea Kallax with the door inserts for storage. The top divider is removed to give more room and air flow for the game consoles.

We have a lot of cables. I wanted to hide that mess.


I'll be adding a back plate made out of MDF. First I cut it down to size to cover what I wanted, and then off the final piece cut a flap for the hinged door. Gave everything a light sanding before paint. Though I decided to only paint one side.

Used a bunch of wood screws to mount it.

I also wanted to mount the surge protector to keep it from dragging around the floor every time we move the TV. I cut out a small strip of wood, pre-drilled recessed holes, traced the mounting bracket and fitted the strip of wood just under the back plate.

Done!