Published on July 27th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Home Theater Coffee Table

Materials: Ikea Expedit Coffee Table, Alera Underdesk Keyboard/Mouse Shelf

This hack was really simple, only two products needed and a screwdriver. I simply put together the Expedit Coffee Table as the instructions state (but didn’t put the glass plate on yet), flipped it over and installed a keyboard slider tray. The tray is really made to be put under a desk, but I wanted sliding storage for my remote and my keyboard. I bought the Alera Underdesk Keyboard/Mouse Shelf in the Mahogany that measures 28 x 12. It was about $25 online. It comes with screws and the Ikea coffee table fiberboard is soft enough that you screw it in by hand.

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~ Sean Coyne, Ohio, USA

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Home Theater Coffee Table

  1. Boats For Sale Australia says:

    You are really a pro with this. NIce.

  2. Moontree says:

    very very clever! but oh man, that’s gotta wreck havoc on your posture.

  3. Sean Coyne says:

    Thanks for the comments everyone. The keyboard tray hangs down about 3 inches, but I have it set back about 3 inches from the front so that it never gets in the way.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m ’bout to do the same, but I’ll be using another underdesk instead (http://www.ikea.com/se/sv/catalog/products/50086690). I couldn’t find the one you used here in Sweden.

  5. how far down does tray hang i have been looking for somyhing like this but for my gaming controllers and my 1100

  6. Nick says:

    I wish ikea still sold these.

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