Published on April 6th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Desk mass simplicity


Description: I thought my desk needed more organization, everything just seemed like it was everywhere. So after seeing a few hacks after a friend suggested this site to me I decided to try a project out for myself.

After a week of planning I didn’t realize that the 21cm CAPITA’s were really tall but luckily my desk space is 210cm x 100cm so having such tall partitions weren’t so bad after all.

The materials needed were:

CAPITA 21cm x4 ($30.00ea AUD)
EKBY LAIVA x2 ($4.95ea AUD)
EKBY AMUND x1 ($29.99 AUD)

I attached 4 CAPITA legs to the bottom corners of both LAIVA’s. Which was simple enough.

The next bit was a little trickier. The AMUND is quite long, 150cm so I needed the extra legs. Currently I’ve got a 32″ LCD resting on it including the PS3 and Nikon gear. It needed to be solid. You can see the two extra legs I attached to the left of the main monitor. I’ve also attached one directly behind the main monitor to support the TV. What I did not take a picture of was a 8cm deep, 4cm wide chunk of wood I cut out directly behind the monitor so the irremovable mount behind it could fit in so the monitor was up against the AMUND to create a little more desk space.

All in all, I’ve even got more stuff on the desk now but it looks so much tidier and surprisingly I’ve got mode desk space to work with.

I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoy my new found workspace :)

~ Marf M, Australia

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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".

6 Responses to Desk mass simplicity

  1. Anonymous says:

    Your chair is amazing…what is the brand of it?

  2. Can you tell me where can I find yours chair?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hows is this a hack of any kind …

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wait, each LAIVA ashelf just sits on top of the one below it? Its not fixed in place at all?

  5. Nick says:

    Can anyone identify that desk for me? I would really appreciate it.

  6. Bed shop in Romford says:

    This is truly darling! All black looks amazing

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