Hackers Help

Published on November 30th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Hacker help: Got a swiveling desk tray?

Description: I was referred to IKEAhackers.net through the Design forum on Craigslist. I bought some swiveling desk trays from IKEA two years ago and the item has been discontinued. I’d like about six more of them. I’m contacting you now in the hopes that you or a visitor to your site may know where I can find something similar before I commence to ‘hacking’ IKEA’s design (not IKEA’s materials) and fabricating my own swiveling desk trays out of frustration.

I’ve included pics of the wonderfully simple, efficient, functional, and affordable swiveling desk tray IKEA once offered. Thanks for reading. And cool site. I love re-purposing stuff.

~ Clint, San Diego

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Hacker help: Got a swiveling desk tray?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am looking for one too. Please let me know if you have one. Thank you

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have one around here somewhere that you can have for the cost of postage. It may take me a day or two to find it (busy musician, I’m not around much) so just email me and I’ll respond when I find it so I can send it to you if you still need it. [email protected]

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi. I actually have one i’m not using anymore b/c I have a new desk. I’m willing to mail it out to you, if you’re willing to pay for shipping through pay pal.
    (It was actually the floor sample b/c it was the last one, so there’s a small plastic…circular, sticker, loop, “thing”… where the price tag was attached on one of the bottom corners. I can send you pictures of its condition if you want.)
    email me at pannda80-at-gmail-dot-com if you’re interested.


  4. Anonymous says:

    On a similar note, anyone have any idea where to find the swivel shelves for an IKEA Jerker desk? Haven’t had any luck since the desk was discontinued.

  5. Jenny says:

    To create the ring that goes around the leg I would cut a piece of a foam camping mat, then use a huge zip tie (often sold for HVAC) to affix it to the leg. As for the tray, I’d have to find a specific item to inspire me on how to execute it.

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