Work Station

Published on April 27th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Hiding computer nook cables and equipment

Materials: Kassett

Description: I cut the handle opening to a larger size to accommodate the cords and cables and allow for more ventilation.

Place everything in the box, close lid.

Here is a picture of the before mess and the after.


See more of Mel’s quick clutter buster.

~ Mel, Mississauga, Ontario

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9 Responses to Hiding computer nook cables and equipment

  1. Anonymous says:

    WOW, that IKEA hack turned his PC into a laptop!

    Kidding…nicely done.

  2. arerain says:

    simple & neat..the concept is important..nice!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks nice, but computers do get warm and putting them into a box to get hot in might seriously damage them in the long run.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is there an actual fire hazard or is it “merely” going to harm the computer?

  5. prue says:

    Arerain, do you really think she put her pc into that box? How on earth would that fit?

    If you follow the link, you’ll see that it’s actually just cables and cords, and if you don’t, you can read the same further above ;)

  6. Mel says:

    The desktop pc didn’t morph into a laptop, but that would be cool :)

    It is only the modem, router and power bar in there. I thought of the fire hazard/excess heat thing, but it’s fine. I made the hole at the back quite large to provide adequate ventilation.

  7. Mel V says:

    i did the same but with my tv cables,dvd and WII wires… looks good but not as good as this one.

  8. Hamma says:

    I love the newsprint on the shelf too! Excellent way to keep things tidy!

  9. Holly says:

    Seeing as it’s been a couple of years, I’d be interested in how this was for you long term. Any fires? :)

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