MasterChief0522: I recently bought 2 bookshelves, 2 height extensions and 2 wide
"cabinents". I want to assemble them around my TV in a square shape minus
the middle. I have everything built, but I am unsure of how to put the
extensions on the bookshelves as well as installing the top "cabinent". The
instructions that came with the products are unclear and I was wondering if
anyone had done something like this and could offer some advise. Do I need
the suspension rail? Can I connect the pieces together with screws or will
it be unstable?
Ramon Solorzano: Very helpful video. I used this to help me install both my bestas... one
question I do have. Is it difficult to bolt these to the wall. I live in
cali and im afraid of a quake pushing these over.
Bilal Arshad: Do you think the back panel adds to stability of the entire shelving unit?
I am planning on vertically stacking my gaming consoles (one on each panel)
- so I want to leave that area open (for ventilation). I've noticed that
after putting it together if you move shake the unit a bit, it doesn't feel
that sturdy (note: This is before, you screw it in to the wall - which I
was hoping to avoid, especially cause I am not planning on installing doors
of anything kind)
Martha Burtis: I'm attempting to put one of these together, and I can't figure out how to
keep the back panel from slipping out of the grooves as you slide it up.
Once I get it 12 inches or so up the back, the panel just pops out of the
grooves. Your video makes it look so easy, so I'm very confused! Do you
have any advice?
Yeop Roy: the white plastic at the back seems to fragile, does it really works when
you mounted it? i thot they'll provide brackets?
Manny D.: great exceptional assembly and video. will definitely review this video and
more more for tips. as I will be getting a besta with glass shelves and
probably glass doors
sigzor302620: Very nice video to help us put these popular Bestas assembled. When
attaching 2 units together are the holes already on the sides to put them
together or do you have drill your own holes for that?
Nicolas Lehuen: You just saved my sunday afternoon at 7:40. It was not clear to me how to
slide the back panel - the instruction were not clear on that we have to
slide along the grooved part. I was trying to brute force the thick part
in, with poor results, but don't tell this to anyone :).
Alex Fulcher: thanks! :-)
vicky soliz: Is it necessary to use the white plastic pieces we just assembled the besta
vara tv stand
pinkypooapple: Thanks so much! This helped a lot!
sixtyfiveford: They do give you a wall mount brackets for safety. I think they would be ok
without if you weren't putting a ton of heavy stuff in them, but if you
were loading them with books all the way to the top I would install the kit.
Dan Myers: do you have to mout it to the wall or will it be ok on its own, like or
walmart book shelf???
cotes42: Hi, Are the white spacers on the corners strong enough to carry the
cupboards as described in the manual? I have the 60x40x64cm besta units and
I'm mounting it to the wall off the floor as instructed in the manual but
I'm worried. Thanks in advance!
shantel1417: I recruited my mom and she was no help lol so i watched the video two more
times and i just got it like 10 mins ago. Thanks for your help
sixtyfiveford: My wife puts a couple dozen cans of soup on each shelf and they don't sag
at all. They seem very rigid and strong. i dont think books would be an
ceebelle: I have an issue with my back panel they put the grooves on the unpainted
raw side. Any idea if IKEA will let me return just the back panels or do I
have to return the whole unit ?
sixtyfiveford: I think all bookshelves require a wall anchoring kit to be supplied to
consumers these days.
sixtyfiveford: You're welcome.. Glad it helped.
Dan Myers: Not books 18" Action Figures... I just never seen any bookshelves that
require you to intsall them into the wall is all....
sixtyfiveford: It should work the same with the grooves in the unpainted side. They could
have changed their manufacturing process. If not I am almost positive they
will just open another box at the store and swap you out the damaged piece.
But I think your OK with the one you have. Note: 2 people make installing
the back a ton easier.
sixtyfiveford: I second person to help makes it a ton easier.
shantel1417: Im having So much trouble sliding the back panel in and its starting to
split down the middle.. Sigh
jasonmushersee: Just this morning my boss and i were talking about getting new cabinets
like this at work! Where did you find them?
sixtyfiveford: I did not.
Elise A: I was wondering is the shelving quite strong because i plan on putting
heavy books and wouldn't want it to sag or break?
sixtyfiveford: @jasonmushersee These are from IKEA.. They are pretty inexpensive.
sixtyfiveford: Awesome, I'm glad its working out.
Finnogda: Oh Man thank God for You, that's all I have to say - you've saved my
sanity!! And yes, the grooves are on the bloody unfinished side!
Dan Myers: The ones I have bought from walmart does not require wall anchoring. Thats
why I was asking no biggie...
sixtyfiveford: Yes, but you need to make sure you get it screwed into a stud in the wall.
zeebeque: Is it mounted to the wall? You show you would drill through the mark - but