Desks ikea_doubledesk

Published on May 8th, 2014 | by Alexander Heimbuch


Ikea Doubledesk Workspace


Materials: Alex, BILLY, LACK, LINNMON

The hack is a combination of a workspace and a build in computer case in the Alex base units.

alex_case alex_case_inner

You can find a detailed description on my blog.

Got a MALM bed with drawers? Want easy nightstands?

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7 Responses to Ikea Doubledesk Workspace

  1. Lola says:

    Looks awesome, and we’d be totally interested in getting our own version. But I was wondering about the heat your computer generates? I have a moderately powerful PC which I use for gaming, and I am a bit worried that putting a computer in a nearly closed wooden space might cause overheating problems.

    What is your experience with this? Do you run into any problems after intensive (graphical application) computer use? Thanks!

    • I didn’t got any problems concerning overheating of my CPU or GPU. I’m using this PC build for gaming. Maybe you have a look at my blog post, there are some further pictures on ho to establish and keep a constant air flow.

  2. Christian says:

    I like that guilty crown wallpaper ;p

  3. Stephanie Bogdanovic says:

    This is awesome! And perfect for what I had in mind for our game room. Excellent!

  4. Many thanks for you compliments. I’ve added some additional pictures to the comment section of my blog post. If you have any further question, simply drop me a line.

  5. Sepp says:

    Awesome hack. At the moment I have a large desk build from a ALEX drawer, a VIKA MOLIDEN leg and a NUMERÄR kitchen countertop (2,45 meters). I really hate my tower under the desk, so I was thinking about buying the ALEX storage unit and hide it in there. But this might lead to heating problems, so your hack is a way better idea to hide the PC. Think I will build something similar.

    What I’d really like to see is the backside of your ALEX unit. Where exactly did you place the fan. And how do you cool the upper area where your power supply and hard drives are placed?

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