Hacks hack-764234

Published on August 26th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


What? No Printer Station Furniture?


Materials: Besta Desk and Besta Cabinet

Description: My son’s school was in serious need of a consolidated printer area. We searched for a parent who could possibly carpenter a customize a printer station for us, but no one stepped up. So, we hacked.

We basically took a Besta desk (which was just deep enough to hold our 20″ square giant of a printer ) and merged it with a Besta cabinet.

We first built the desk.
Next step was to cut down the top and bottom of the Besta cabinet to fit inside the desk.
We added additional holes in order to bring the cabinet up to the height we wanted.
We added aluminum angles underneath the bottom piece of the cabinet so the weight would be supported.
Lastly, we added a toe kick with a piece of white laminated board we purchased at the lumber store.

~ Hacker

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The Author

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".

4 Responses to What? No Printer Station Furniture?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is it possible, just to add a shelf under desk? if I remember, the desk has some mounting holes there.

  2. Jeanpiec says:

    I wish more instructions and Pictures of step by step were given on a beautiful hack.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You’re correct. This printer station was strictly used to house one enormous printer (20″x20″) and a smaller printer. It was/is not actually used as a desk.

  4. Most executives today work on computers so you have to ensure that there is enough space on the desk to place a monitor and a chamber for the CPU.

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