Published on July 2nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


G33ky Art – Old Motherboards in RIBBA

Materials: RIBBA Extra Deep Frame

Description: I had a couple of old motherboards and PC components lying around. Since they were rather colourful and I had a plain wall to decorate, I decided to have them framed.

Unwilling to have a custom frame made for them, I headed down to Ikea where I found 520 x 520mm RIBBA frames (Article Number: 601.798.01) had a picture width of 490mm, just enough room for two ATX motherboards side by side, or 4 mATX.

Because the motherboard was thicker than the maximum 30mm depth, I had to remove the IO ports to make them fit. The thinned-down motherboards were then hot glued onto the frame. A few screw holes for fastening were also added for good measure.

As the frame was now much heavier than Ikea designed it to be, I was afraid the original clips would not hold. So I drilled four more holes were and threaded a thicker wire for hanging. Hope this inspires you to give new life to those old / non-functional PC components!

See more of the motherboard art.

~ Justin Lin, Singapore

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15 Responses to G33ky Art – Old Motherboards in RIBBA

  1. Dani says:

    Good and original idea for nostalgic

  2. Constantin says:

    I’ve been to Ikea and couldn’t find 520 x 520mm RIBBA frames (Article Number: 601.798.01) – I tried to search it on their site by article number still nothing. I wonder if they disconnect it. If you know where is it please paste a link here. Thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very nice.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Love this!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love it, might do this myself some day :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Great idea- I’m thinking of doing this for my 10 year old’s room- he is totally into computers/electronics! Might even be cool to spray paint a solid color!

  7. majeral says:

    very cool and I just recycled a bunch of stuff.

  8. Ian Random says:

    I have an 8080 motherboard that I want to do that with it.

  9. Kristi Riley says:

    What a great idea, so innovative and creative! :) Thank you for sharing this article.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I really love this, my boyfriend and his room mate are both in PC repair, maybe I should do this with my old pc motherboard and give it to them. :)

  11. Anonymous says:


    • woah, way cool. I’ve seen someone wall frame mount a LCD panel as well. I suppose you could go the extra step and wall mount your entire workstation.

    • Anonymous says:

      Done, and done! We get lots of compliments on ours. We call it Garfunkel.


    • Anonymous says:

      I forgot to mention, we used two Ribbas, piano hinged them and then installed the full M/B, CPU+heatsink and all of the cable leads in the case. The mod’ing of the case for all of the cable ports and power buttons took over 8 hours. Looks great, though.

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