Leksvik monitor+stand

Published on August 5th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Small computer desk with stand for living room

Materials: Hemmes/Ribba/Leksvik

Description: What your need.

- One RIBBA picture ledge. (in my case white)
- One shelf EKBY HEMNES
- One LEKSVIK Desk, black

I first bought the LEKSVIK to use as a computer desk in my small living room.
The monitor was way too low to be ergonomic so I added a stand with the shelf and picture ledge.

The idea of the monitor stand using RIBBA picture ledge was taken from an other Ikea hack. (thanks)

Here is the modification I did.

1 – Saw the RIBBA to fit it under the shelf.
2 – Add one screw hole in both RIBBA part.
3 – Drill some hole in the shelf to fit with the RIBBA part to be sure the shelf would not crack. Be sure you don’t go trough the shelf. I use electrical tape on my drill bit to know when to stop.
4 – Screw everything together.

I didn’t screw the stand to the desk but some kind of sticky rubber would help stabilize the monitor stand on the desk.

Next step is to hide the ugly cables from the other side.

~ Martin, Québec

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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".

2 Responses to Small computer desk with stand for living room

  1. N. says:

    Does having the back of the computer bother anyone when sitting on the couch that the desk is behind? We have a similar set-up, but it’s now an unsightly focal point in the room!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like the look of the Ribba as supports. Nice job.

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