Published on August 13th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Micke Printer Hutch

Materials: Micke Desk, Ekby Jarpen Shelves (x4)

Description: I recently purchased a new printer (HP Officejet 7500A) and discovered that it is the largest electronic in my room. I had my old printer in my Billy bookcase, but my new one is far too large.

I decided since I was not using much of my bookcase that I should replace it with a hutch to house the printer, while reducing my shelf space.

I decided on the small Micke desk for it’s price and style. I have noticed that a lot of hacks don’t attempt to keep the thickness of the materials similar to create a fluid look. I researched online the thickness of the shelves Ikea has available, and I decided on the Ekby Jarpen shelves. They are as close as I can get from Ikea, at 1/8″ too thin.

The rest is simple, I trimmed two shelves to become the top and the shelf of the add-on unit. I kept the two side pieces their original length. (These are the 7″ deep shelves, btw.)

I’m keeping ink and paper in the drawer, I found a home for my ottoman underneath, and I donated my extra books.

Hope you like it! :)

~ Paige, Canada

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

2 Responses to Micke Printer Hutch

  1. sjg says:

    Did you attach the hutch to the desk, or is it just sitting on top. I have had a look at the Ekby Jarpen shelves available and there are two sizes – I assume you used the smaller one? 79 x 19cm

    Did you use a hand saw or circular saw to trim the shelves?

  2. Anonymous says:

    books can never be extra….

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