Work Station vmardian-01

Published on March 30th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


declutter your jerker desktop

i have yet to join the wireless bandwagon so i love this de-cluttering hack from van mardian. a few readers [thanks! aaron, kath, nicole] tipped me on this, so i’m guessing that this is going to be a favourite for many.

see van’s decluttered ikea jerker desk, the source of desk envy.


what’s the secret?


van says, “actually, everything is mounted underneath using mdf pegboard and some wire.


the pegboard is suspended using these shackles and small wooden dowels. if i ever need to make changes, the pegboard can be easily removed simply by removing the five dowels.” brilliant!


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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

11 Responses to declutter your jerker desktop

  1. Anonymous says:

    For the pegboard mod, I used eyelet screws (size 106) instead of the hasps. Hasps were like $3 per and the eyelets were 5 for $1.50. You also don’t need to use dowels to lock the pegboard in place. You can just twist the eyelet slightly and it locks with minimal effort.

  2. Declutter says:

    The decluttered look is appealing never mind the absence of occupational health and safety issues!

  3. karty says:

    you are right, thanks for that

  4. Scott says:

    Talk to anyone with any real knowledge electro-magnetic fields and they will tell you that the power supplies will not effect your “equipment.”

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you are interested in having kids someday, you may want to check the emissions of some of that equipment! I’d worry that those power supplies are a bit close to my “equipment.”

  6. Anonymous says:

    Anybody know where I can get those brackets? Thanks.

  7. Anonymous says:

    nice. Was not sure what to do with my jerker after having it for just about 6 yrs, i gave to my bro since I was moving and had less use for it. Used to warn him that i was bestowing him with an illustrious desk. He didn’t get it until now when he went looking for a pdf of the manual. Great hack!

  8. Anonymous says:

    yeah, but now there’s a whole lot of electronic stuff buzzing next to your balls if you’re a man.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I like it gotta do the same.

  10. tschoerda says:

    neat! and an inspiration to my messy desk!

  11. Christopher says:

    This is some really nice setup.

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