Published on January 15th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


My workspace

Materials: Expedit shelf insert, ekby shelf, vika amon table

Description: I needed a laptop/speakers raiser so I bought an Expedit shelf and after I cut it into 3 pieces (unfortunately there are screws right in the middle of it so I had to cut it in three pieces and leaving the middle part out of it) I drilled new holes for it to hold it together.

After that I used Stopp anti-slip underlay between the Expedit shelf and an Ekby shelf…that’s it I guess.

Basically if your table is wide enough and if you have enough money you just can get 2 Expedit shelf insert and no trouble at all, but my table top is just 100 x 60 cm so I needed a shorter and cheap solution…

I used to have a bigger desk with the second option (except I used a Lack shelf as that is wider and suits more for the wider shelf insert…) so I posted photos of that too.

~ Tom Kalmar, Budapest, Hungary

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5 Responses to My workspace

  1. Dan says:

    Very nice setup :-) you should mount your extension lead to the underside of your desk to keep all your cables hidden and helps keep the floor dust free for longer too :-)

  2. Tamás says:

    yeap, i know it is supposed to be a shelf insert, but i couldn’t find a better laptop and speaker raiser with extra storage. :)

    but if you don’t put anything heavy on the top it won’t tip over, or you can put decor stones or something like that in a glass and place it on the bottom part of the insert.

  3. Liz says:

    You have to be careful with those white cubes though, as they will tip over. You have speakers on them, so those weigh them down. But if someone else used them, they might fall over. They are meant for the inside of the EXPEDIT shelfs: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20135300/

    Other than that, it’s pretty cool!

  4. Tamás says:

    i am glad you liked it. :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    very nice ,,,thanks for a great idea ..

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