Hiding an Ugly Wall Unit Air Conditioner: IKEA Billy Hack

Mara Greenwald
by Mara Greenwald
I have an ugly (but very necessary) wall unit AC in my condo. I needed a way to hide it but also have it easily accessible for the summer. I realized one of my IKEA Billy bookcases was the perfect width and height so I picked up another and had my brother help cut out the back to fit the AC. See more details linked below.
Here's the before and after.
Measuring the back.
Cutting out a rectangle to fit the AC unit.
I bought two pieces of wood, had them sized and cut, and painted them white. I picked out hardware and hinges and the two pieces of wood easily became a cabinet.
Opened to use the AC.
Mara Greenwald
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