Published on August 9th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker9
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.
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~ Teerapat Ungsriwong, Nonthaburi, Thailand