Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker6
Split Level Jerker Desk
Materials: Jerker table, Grundtal lamp
Description: How do you make the best desk in the world better? Buy a second hand one from the internet as a parts desk and add it on to yours. I took the top of a Jerker table and made a split level for my 24″ monitor and bookshelf speakers.
When I need to use my desk, I slide my mouse and keyboard underneath the split level and go about my business. I also picked up a swing arm with no shelf so I went to Ikea’s “as-is” section and found a nice lacquer cabinet door to do the trick. Finally, I wanted better lighting, but didn’t want an arm sticking out from the lamp, so I went with a Grundtal kitchen fluorescent lamp and mounted it underneath the top shelf. I ran all the cables down the sides of the Jerker desk and secured them neatly with zipties along the holes of the table legs.