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Published on May 20th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Modern work desk

Materials: Numerar Countertop Double Sided & Vika Moliden Legs

Description: I needed a really wide work station that would let me put up all my music production equipment but also look great while it was all put away.

I found a similar desk for 2800 dollars and decided that it was way too much and I could build something better.

I found an kitchen counter top that matched my mac and found the legs. I built the frame to match the counter top.

The frame is red wood 2x4s stained ebony. The redwood is very strong and sturdy.

Having the frame also allows me to drill into it without having to drill into the actual counter top (it’s reversible)

I’ve been too busy to finish the set up. Once it’s done the monitor will be up on the wall. All the wires on the desk run through the back. It appears to be wireless. My sound card and external hard drives are drilled into the frame. and my midi keyboard and trigger pad will also be able to be put away underneath.

Excuse my horrible concept sketch. That’s why I make music instead haha.

~ Mauricio from MOD & OP, San Diego, CA

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Modern work desk

  1. Asim says:

    What kind of speakers are those ?

  2. XXX says:

    Very nice man RESPECT!!! you have a talent to build good stuff !!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very nice. I have the top of an old computer desk from Ikea which I was planning to convert into a dining table using a similar idea (add legs). But I was concerned about stability. Did you not have to screw the counter top to the frame? How have you prevented it from sliding?

    Thanks! Again, great work.

  4. Anonymous says:

    nice rokit’s i love mine

  5. Marek says:

    Nice, I really like this style. I am planning to get something similar, but as a stand-up desk. The problem is I need my desk at about 120 cm (47 in) and Ikea doesn’t sell legs that tall. The closest is the Utby table, which is about 15 cm (6 in) lower than what I need. I might get a couple of 10 cm chrome legs and put another desk on top of the Utby, which would also make a nice shelf.

    Or does anybody have a better idea on making the Utby higher?

  6. Machinate says:

    @Marek: Consider using something other than legs – think “storage” and you’ll find a lot of things that are exactly 120cm tall :)

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