Published on August 9th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


More space on a computer desk

Broder X 2, 350 baht each = 700 baht (23.3 USD)
Capita 3 boxes, 250 baht each = 750 baht (25 USD)
Sandpaper, circular saw, screwdriver

Total 1,450 baht (48.33 USD)

Description: I’ve got a lot of gadgets around my desk such as midi keyboard, midi controller, DAC, amplifier and etc. So I decided to lift up an iMac and put a midi keyboard under it.

I sketched a design on paper, measured my desk, looked for materials on the Ikea website. I was thinking of using the Capita and the Ekby Osten. But when I arrived at the store, I found Broder and thought it might be better than Ekby Osten. So I changed the design from the sketch.


Size & Proportion
My desk is 120×60 cm. Capita is 11 cm. It’s exactly what I needed. Broder is 119×36.5 cm.

1. Cut the Broder shelves into 2 pieces with a circular saw. Sand the edges down with sandpaper.

2. Screw in the Capita legs. I started with the shorter shelf.

3. Mark points for legs on the longer shelf to align the legs on both the shorter and longer shelf.

4. Put 6 legs on the longer shelf to hold the weight. It might bend if we use only 4 legs.

See more of the computer desk extra shelving stands. (link no longer available)

~ Teerapat Ungsriwong, Nonthaburi, Thailand

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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".

9 Responses to More space on a computer desk

  1. Anonymous says:

    great idea exactly what I needed thanks

  2. Anonymous says:

    look great, i love it from Thailand ^^

  3. Carmella Rencher says:

    Really cool Desks! I never had an idea how to arrange them in properly. Now I am getting some ideas looking at these Desks.
    Thank you all

  4. Tony Rex says:

    Much better now! I like it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    looks great — huge improvement!

  6. Hans says:

    Major improvement. Good work.

    One thing though: I’d recomend you to put the amp on the top shelf, otherwise you risk overheating it since the warmth from the electric components inside it is supposed to vent out thru the top of the amp…

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