Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Apple style monitor shelf

Materials: 1 x Ekby Hemnes Shelf, 4x Besta Legs

Description: My new flat has a small built in desk but the window handle is right in the way of where my monitor goes so it wouldn’t go as far back as I needed.

To lift it up and also provide some extra space I used a white Ekby Hemnes shelf and 4 Besta legs. The white shelf and aluminium legs match all of my Apple stuff.

The Besta legs have an 8mm threaded rod in the middle.

On each corner mark 30mm in with a pen or pencil then use a small nail to lightly punch where the drill will go.

I used a 7.5mm drill bit with some tape around it 20mm from the tip to stop the drill going all the way through. A 7mm drill bit would give a more snug thread.

Drill 4 holes on the bottom of the shelf where you have marked, making sure not to go all the way through then either screw or push the rod in.

~ Adrian, Hong Kong

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Jules Yap

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17 Responses to Apple style monitor shelf

  1. Joao Cunha says:

    Off Topic:

    Can you tell me the name of the hub plz !?

    Thanks :)

  2. Joao Cunha says:

    Off topic:

    Can you tell me the name of your hub plz !?

    Thanks :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s a lack shelf

  4. Anonymous says:

    Are you sure it’s the EKBY HEMNES shelf. I saw them and they are too thin to drill 20mm into. Can I have the product number to make sure?

  5. Crusher says:

    Are your Besta legs fixed on the table in any way? I got two cats which I think will find a new desk a very attractive toy :)

    Could you tell us what the lower part of the desk is? Is it from IKEA too?
    Looks like an EKBY ALEX stand but longer.
    Do you think it could be mounted on some Vika Byske Legs? Or maybe some kind of pal parts to avoid any shaking?

  6. Edvard says:

    Got the parts at my closest Ikea (I’m swedish) and my shelf was significantly thinner than yours, I went down 15 mm and still had to shorten the screws a little. Worked out great though!

  7. Anonymous says:

    What desk is that? Looks nice.

  8. Anonymous says:

    What’s the device all the way to the right?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nice wallpaper, which city is this???

  10. Jerry says:

    That looks like my dream setup. iMac, iPad, and Macbook… drool…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Those cables – MY EYES!!!

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