Published on November 24th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Computer work area in small space

Computer work area in small space

Materials: Besta Cabinet with Door. AVSIKT Glass door 18×39, frosted glass, aluminum. INREDA Light strip silver color, And some cable management, Wall mount for LCD.

Description: I live in a large single apartment so things were getting a little tight, and wanted to make the space look better.

I originally got some ideas from visiting IKEA Hackers. I must have taken 5 trips to IKEA before figuring how I was going to achieve what I wanted..

So I decided that the kitchen cabinet door was just the right size and enough space for a keyboard and mouse. I used two L bracket to secure it to the wall. Even though the door has glass in the middle the edges are metal and was able to secure it to the L bracket with metal screws. The LCD was mounted on the wall and my HP Envy printer with additional papers would fit in a Framsta cabinet that would be placed above the LCD at 90 degree angle to the the LCD.

Computer work area in small space

I added the led light under the kitchen door to give it a cool look, also the light under the Framsta cabinet cause I needed more light. Didn’t take me long to mount all this, I actually finished in a few hours over a couple of days. I needed to cover and ugly old heater that came with this old place so I used a curtain and a staple gun. My computer tower fit well under the desk area. I also purchased a plastic mat for the area under the desk in order for my office chair wheels to not get caught on the rug.

~ Carlos, Santa Monica

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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".

3 Responses to Computer work area in small space

  1. Oliver says:

    “ridiculously priced wall mounts” – huh? In Germany you pay about 15,- Euros at eBay. You wont receive super high qualtiy but it works fine for me :)

    BTW: nice hack :)

  2. FairyTaleLover says:

    I like the idea of reusing old pieces of furniture. My old bed became great hanger and my home office looks pretty similar to one on the photo above. With one important exception. On your photo there are no kids trying to plug off the computer or making any similar pranks…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good idea and looks really nice. I am wondering if there is some way to rig up mounting a computer screen to the wall, without buying those ridiculously priced wall mounts. It seems like something that would be fairly simple to do, but I haven’t really heard of anyone doing a home-made version.

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