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Published on November 20th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Computer desk with PC nook

Tim from Germany hacked a computer desk so he could store away his PC, without all the cables showing.

He says, “I used one Vika Amon 120x60cm (47″x24″) and one 100x60cm (39″x24″), both white. The bigger one became my real desk, the latter the ‘leg’. I sawed the latter into two parts, one 70cm (28″) and 30cm (12″) (which wouldn’t be needed at all). I attached the bigger piece to the bottom of the 120×60 using Ikea Sivert brackets leaving a space of 30cm (12″) to the side where my PC case was supposed to be.

To hold it, I took an Ärlig 60x60cm (24″x24″), halved it and screwed some Capita 16cm legs to one half and placed the PC on it. I mounted the other half using some Stödis brackets to the upper part of the leg as a little storage shelf. Having seen just2cool’s ‘jer la pita‘ I thought that I could do that, too.

So I got me some angled Capita legs, a black-brown Lack shelf (the short one of course) and mounted it to my desk. And this is the result.”

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12 Responses to Computer desk with PC nook

  1. AV情趣用品 says:

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  2. Anand says:

    What a misuse of space.
    Here in my place we put PC on laps !

  3. It looks pretty much good

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I really wish people would realize that this stuff is HOLLOW. That means all those brackets are screwed into cardboard. I hope the lack is also attached to the wall (which is hopefully why he used Lack not the remainder of the table top). People really need to read the weight limit for these things and realize they’re not solid. Maybe when someone posts an IKEA hack where their computer or TV crashed to the ground, people will learn.

  5. PlatinMartin says:

    If I remember correctly, the angled legs he used for the Lack shelf are part of the kitchen products line. countertop + additional shelf + legs + bar stools = breakfast bar, yay!

  6. Peter says:

    Very nice. I have looked at the small capita legs at Ikea and they do not looked angled…am I missing something?

    I got a desk top and legs from Ikea but, that shelf idea is something I may want to try. Thanks ; )

  7. PlatinMartin says:

    You could also make use of the sawed off 12″ part of the smaller Vika Amon by placing the PC on it, supported by the Capita legs. Granted, you wouldn’t have the additional storage on top, BUT you wouldn’t have to waste the Vika Amon and stay on topic dimensions wise, meaning thickness of the other parts of the desk.

    Nevertheless a great hack!

  8. image-drive says:

    simple but powerfull man…

  9. Ash says:

    I love the monitor riser! that’s exactly what i’ve been looking to do.

  10. juegos bebes says:

    mean mine looks pretty much

  11. Anonymous says:

    Why is so German?
    i mean mine looks pretty much the same
    with the lack as additional store space

  12. Swestie says:

    His color scheme is so very German. (=

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