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Published on September 21st, 2007 | by Jules Yap


hack bedside tables into music studio racks

paul from the uk has been hacking ikea furniture for years to use in his music studios. the rast bedside table makes a snug rack for music machines.

DSCN2294 DSCN2299ikea rast bedside table!

i usually drop the lower shelf a little just to fit more rack units in, but that’s pretty easy. a couple of strips of racking later and they just fit a 19″ rack module perfectly!”

click to see more photos of paul’s music studio.

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15 Responses to hack bedside tables into music studio racks

  1. Lagrange Audio says:

    Hi, many thanks for the tip. I just built my own:


  2. cassper554 says:

    Hi how many space rack rails do you use?

  3. RS Brown says:

    Is it a Chapman Stick? Or is it made from one of these? http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20091787/

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea ! I’ve heard of the Lack tables from ikea but this looks great !
    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  5. Nick Austin says:

    Can you actually play that Chapman stick? Now THAT would be truly impressive.

  6. Anonymous says:

    even cheaper than rack rail … just take 1″ strip of Pine wood and glue/screw into place as a substitution for rack rails.

    You can then use metal/ wood screw to secure your rack equipment.

  7. Matthew says:

    Where can you purchase the rack rail? I’m interested in doing this and would love to see a parts list.

  8. Blue Jester says:

    Hi everyone !

    Inspired by this article (I hope the object isn’t copyrighted !), I decided to make my own.

    It worked, even if I didn’t succeed to find where to buy the rack bars for the screws !

    I found another way to fix my stuff.

    Everything is detailed on the following tutorial (it is in French, but many French people know the post I’m curently commenting ; otherwise, use google translate or your imagination with the photos !) :

    Thanks a lot for the idea !

  9. Pretty damn cool article, I built my Studio desk from scratch using a hacked Ikea pc tower and some boards from B&Q it’s huge and mobile. Nice to see other people doing the same.

  10. Rafyta says:

    Is that a 10 string Chapman stick?

  11. babai says:

    Oh yeah,it’s great.
    Just mind the screws when put those rack ears in place – pre-drill the holes to avoid cracks – the tree on those Ikea racks is quite thin.
    I use a couple of those for a couple of years.

  12. Lux Lisbon says:

    Hi, so great to find you. I am starting my work at Ikea tomorrow. I am a recent college graduate and maybe turning my job at Ikea into a career. i was just wondering how nice it is to work at Ikea and if there is chance for advancement.

  13. Anonymous says:


    Why didn’t I think of that?

  14. Freakin’ genius! $15 table & $10 worth of rack rail = the same as $150 specialty product. Or how about a combination of the Corras table & the Vika studio setup featured on this site?

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