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Published on December 6th, 2006 | by Jules Yap


andrew’s tv bench turned floating desk

andrew sent me two amazing hacks which i can’t wait to share with you. the first is this gorgeous floating desk, hacked from the ikea lack tv unit. when i first saw it i was amazed at how this…

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… turned into this.

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andrew says, “the steps to creating it were pretty simple. just basically took the two main pieces of the lack tv bench, cut them to size, attached them together and affixed them to the wall. from this angle you can really get a sense of the ‘floating effect’. “

he then cut a hole at the back of the desk for the wires, wisely hid his cpu behind the drawers and mounted another lack shelf on the wall to complete the look.

lack floating desk

it all comes together beautifully. simple and sleek.

while i don’t recommend hacking up a new piece of lack tv bench (because you could just easily get 2 pieces of mdf to do the same), i love the idea of creatively re-purposing your old ikea furniture.

view andrew’s flickr set and instructions here.

come back tomorrow for andrew’s hemnes banquette hack.

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Andrew’s daybed turned banquette

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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".

0 Responses to andrew’s tv bench turned floating desk

  1. Amy says:

    I've been looking for a solution to the problem of a desktop computer that the kids'll be getting for Xmas. All of our dining room furniture is Ikea black/brown. I've been contemplating a wide shelf and threats of homicide if they pull it off of the wall. This solution is both cute and a bit more sturdy. I wonder what it would look like if the side were cut a bit shorter and the legs were used. Thanks, I'm going to look into this for my dining room.

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