Published on August 31st, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Custom computer desk for whining husband

Materials: Expedit bookcase 2X2, Micke desks

Description: My loving husband was annoying me to get a bookcase to place his precious books in our office, nothing a quick trip to our local IKEA can’t solve!

We already had the MICKE double desk, so i bought a second one but the small one, and only assembled the top and left side (no drawer).

At the hardware store I bought corner braces and mending plate, and also short wood screws (short so they won’t go through the whole desk)

I assembled the second MICKE desk to the first with the corner braces ( I used 2) and the EXPEDIT bookcase on top of that.

It’s that simple!

~ Cartouche, Montreal

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4 Responses to Custom computer desk for whining husband

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m pretty sure you meant Winning husband :)

  2. Tim Gray says:

    FYI: get a program called “greenshot” on your computer and you can capture the image instead of taking it with your cameraphone. makes it look a lot better.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice job. All the power tools at my house are pink too.

  4. Rachael says:

    Love this idea! Are you able to confirm the products used? It looks like:

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60180036/#/40180042/ – Long, left portion of desk

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40180037/#/50180046/ – Short right portion

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80135298/ – The obvious part :)


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