Desks 2016-03-25 14.12.55

Published on May 2nd, 2016 | by IH guest


Double Sided Jerker Desk

Double sided IKEA JERKER desk

IKEA Items Used:
2 Jerker desks
2 Jerker swivel shelves

I’ve had the revered Jerker desk for ages now and had an idea to create a double desk as my wife had lost her work space when we had a child. When I saw an ad on Kijiji for a cheap partial Jerker desk I jumped on it. As my wife is short(5’4″) and I’m tall(6’2″) this configuration worked perfectly for us. I was able to install the second desktop below the original desktop and create a double decker work space.

I installed the cross support bars from the 2 different desks back-to-back which enabled me to wedge my monitors in between them. This worked out great as I gained a ton a space by not having to put them on the shelf or on the swivel shelves. It also gave some privacy between the 2 spaces, so when we’re both working we’re not staring at each other. And as an added bonus it’s a handy spot to stick magnets.

I have 2 Jerker swing arm shelves, one you can see in the picture, the other is installed underneath to get my subwoofer off the ground. For stability I installed the second set of legs the opposite direction. I purchased some 3″ bolts to then hold them all together.

Double sided IKEA JERKER desk

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6 Responses to Double Sided Jerker Desk

  1. JUKE179r JUKE179r says:

    The Jerker was the best desk for electronic musicians. Too bad IKEA stopped selling it.

  2. Master B says:

    Love this idea! Definitely suitable for a double (private) jerk sesh!

  3. Jason Miller says:

    What is the IKEA name for the “jerker” desk that you used? I can’t find it on their site! This would be PERFECT for my wife and I as we sometimes telework and I hate having one desk because she always messes it up with all her stuff…

  4. Flatpack B says:

    No this is how a gamer’s dream looks like! wow! The one thing I wonder is why monitors are facing the chair, which gets more sunlight, but who cares. Awesome lair! I could literally waste my life here.

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