Ekby Bjarnum

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Wall mount computer workstation, pc desk





Materials: Ikea: VIKA AMON tabletop (150 x 75cm), EKBY BJÃRNUM bracket, EKBY JÃRPEN shelf (119 x 28cm), MALM nightstand (white), 2 x DIODER multicolor LED-strips. Non-Ikea: HP Touchsmart600 (computer), Vogel’s Wallmount, 2 x Aluminium decorative strips (100cm), One ordinary shelf bracket, 2 hinges, Enermax Crystal aluminium keyboard

Description: First I made a frame with 4 slats on the back of the tabletop to move it about an inch from the wall. Then I made a hole in the tabletop for the flatscreen-wallmount. (The tabletop isn’t strong enough to hold the screen, so I put the Vogel’s wallmount straight on the concrete wall.) After that I put the DIODER LED-strips on the frame behind the tabletop and hung the tabletop on the wall with wooden slats, a bit like this.

I took the EKBY JÃRPEN shelf and sawed a piece out of it to fit over the tabletop. Then I made a little cupboard for the cables from an old MALM nightstand and screwed it to the EKBY shelf. I made a door in the cupboard with 2 hinges and a little shelf inside.

Then I put the shelf on the wall with one EKBY BJARNUM bracket and one ordinary bracket inside the cupboard.

And as a finishing touch I put the aluminium decorative strips between the EKBY shelf and the tabletop.

I hope you’ll like the result!

~ FritZz81, Netherlands

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20 Responses to Wall mount computer workstation, pc desk

  1. benoit says:

    Looks very nice. I love the vertical tabletop and the blue LEDs. 2 remarks though:
    * where is the computer?
    * isn’t the ergonomy of that station very bad? It seems that the user has its nose right on the screen because the shelf is so narrow.

  2. benoit says:

    I can answer my own question about the computer. It is actually integrated in the screen.

  3. Anonymous says:

    there are a lot of ikea hacks out there…but this is one of the most awesome ones I’ve seen!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    boo. I hope you mainly intend to enjoy that computer from a couch, watching TV. what a tiny little surface area to work on sitting in a chair with no back.

    impressive build, update us in a few months with how often you actually use that computer.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What would you use this for? It looks really uncomfortable for actual writing purposes, not to mention gaming.

    Overall, it looks – of course – very, very nice. I wouldn’t change a thing about the basic setup, but would only use a touchscreen monitor…maybe. I don’t really know what I would use this for. What do you use it for? :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    One of the most beautiful and sleek hacks I have ever seen! Well done!

  7. Dan T. says:

    What a nice idea. Replace the computer with a mirror, and this would also make a nice “landing zone” for an entryway.

    Plexiglass strips in front of the Dioder might make the LED light a bit more diffuse.

  8. Oh man, I love that wall-mounted computer station. Now I want one! (Alas, I’m not handy at all. It would come crashing down. Then again, it would be a great excuse to get a faster computer!)

    - David

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  9. Anonymous says:

    It looks extremely uncomfortable.

  10. FritZz81 says:

    It’s not meant to sit there for hours straight or for intensive gaming. It’s in a corner of my living room, I mostly use it for music and internet. It’s a touchscreen, so I can walk by and click a song, stream a movie to my TV, download something or whatever. And by the way, I’ve had this kind of small computerdesks for years now, so I’m used to it. Actually, the workspace at this desk is a lot bigger than my previous desk. :D

    The plexiglass strips are a good idea perhaps, but in the evening the Leds diffuse a lot better than in daytime.

    One little problem: the shelf is to shiny for my lasermouse to recognize the surface,so I’ll have to use a mousepad, or maybe I’ll put a sticker on top.

    But thanks for the comments!

  11. Sebastian says:

    Veeery nice. I have been looking for an idea how to integrate a little workingspace into the living room and this gives me new ideas to do so.

    Thanks so much!

  12. majeral says:

    wow,
    very cool, I could not work on it at all but it looks great. As you said you don’t really sit there and work. Very very professional.I on the other hand am a “old lady hacker” with all my junk close by! lol Good work

  13. Millie says:

    I LOVE this. Very sleek.

  14. Anonymous says:

    The link to your photo of the tabletop on the wall with wooden slats is not working. Can you post again?

  15. DesielDude says:

    OMG, how cool would this all look if you purchased the lazer bluetooth keyboard for think geek.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/keyboards-mice/8193/

    it would look like something out of a SciFi movie..lol

  16. Anonymous says:

    Simple, modern and elegant, LOVE it

  17. Anonymous says:

    Very nice. Love it. Job well done.

  18. gachelet says:

    I love the integrated design and the sleekness of it. Also the white on white is so beautiful. I really love it !!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Love it! A perfect small space idea for the kitchen dining rm. Thx for the idea.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I need to know how you mounted the wall mount to the computer monitor I can’t find a wall mountt That fits this computer

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