Work Station

Published on September 15th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Jerker does it again

Happy Monday. Hope the week is starting out well for you. Thought I’ll feature 2 Fredrik (formerly the inappropriately named Jerker) desks/workbench. The desks are heaping masses of geek stuff on steriods. Not quite the space I can work with but it seems to for Aud1073cH and Steve.

Electronics tech workbench with a little bit of disco
Aud1073cH converted the Jerker into an electronics tech workbench.

Lots of stuff were added to it:
- Jerker side shelf, right side
- LCD mounting arm (left side)
- 4′ long, 12 outlet power strip (on under side of shelf)
- standard 6 outlet power strip (right side of left support post)
- overhead shop light and tool bar (made of Rubbermaid shelf brackets, attached to the support posts)
- “handy box” light switch
- speaker mounts from small shelf brackets

Mirror ball to complete the look.

View the electronics tech bench on flickr (with notes).

Jerker Frankenstein
Steve runs a small software company from home. To get his set up running, he ran to Ikea and brought home the Jerker: 2 Jerker tables, the Jerker shelving unit, and several add-ons. “I loved that they were big enough for my dual monitor setup and still left me a large amount of desktop space,” he said.

I had a small TV and DVD mounted on a Jerker side mount shelf. The only problem was the DVD player was too wide to fit without running a real risk of it falling off. Since the Jerker is infinitely modifiable – I call it the Frankenstein desk, I took a walk through the as-is section of my local Ikea, and found the solution. I combined an Antonius shelf ($1), with a Summera keyboard tray (which I had and mounted the hole thing on one of the Jerker side mount shelf’s bracket.)

On the other side of the desk I needed some more shelf space for 2 printers, but again the Jerker shelf unit was discontinued. So I combined a Stolmen pole and 2 shelves. This allowed me to place the shelves high enough to clear a storage unit below it, and only required a couple of bolts and nuts. Except for the white shelves it almost looks like it was designed that way.”

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"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".

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