Work Station Galant-hack

Published on October 31st, 2007 | by Jules Yap


hacks at ikea philadelphia

kath spotted these hacks at ikea philadelphia! nice work, ikea.

“a while back, my husband and i were at ikea in philadelphia, and we saw a monitor stand made from a galant half-round table top and some 4″ capita legs. before that we had only seen the galant half-rounds used as an end-cap for a galant table. we thought it was a great idea, since i still have an old monitor that’s pretty heavy and needs that support, and so we bought the supplies and assembled it at home (pix below).

this past weekend, we were back at ikea philadelphia and i guess since the galant half-round wouldn’t match the alve desk, someone had the brilliant idea to make a monitor shelf made from what i believe to be an adel kitchen cabinet door (though it might have been a spare alve door they had around, i’m not quite sure which) and the capita legs (pix below). i’m not sure if this hack is a local hack or not, but i thought it was fun to see them use their own products in unconventional ways.”


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8 Responses to hacks at ikea philadelphia

  1. denise says:

    i live in philly, and am in serious need of storage.i’ve assembled many ikea (and other companies’)pieces over the years, but am not as spry as i used to be, and don’t have the skilll (nor desire) to engage in carpentry/construction projects myself, and my husband is even less inclined. how can i find someone locally who knows ikea’s products, can think,literally, out of the box, and does good work? if the ikea corp views “hacking” as a plus, i guess their lists of local assemblers would include such. other ways?

  2. bdj\ says:

    I just wound up buying some self-drilling (aka self-tapping) screws and using them. I don’t remember what length, but make sure you leave enough room so they don’t go through the top!

  3. Chelsea says:

    Brandon… did you end up drilling holes in the Galant half-round top? Right now I have the legs unattached and the top just resting on them. Is there an easy solution?

  4. Brandon says:

    Is it necessary to drill holes in the half-round top and use the screws that come with the capita legs? I assume you can’t use the holes already drilled. Our local Ikea (West Chester, OH) also had this on display, but I didn’t look underneath to see how they attached the legs.

  5. Arnold says:

    Its something we do at the IKEA Hengelo store in the Netherlands for quite a while now..

  6. Anonymous says:

    I made a similar monitor riser by cutting the legs down on a LACK triangle side table! It suits my corner desk brilliantly.

  7. Cap'n Jack says:

    Hey! Philadelphia is my local Ikea too!

  8. Ellen says:

    I saw something similar at the Seattle IKEA earlier this year!

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