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IKEA Closet Doors into Computer Desk with Monitor Hutch

After getting inspired by this hack that used a PAX door as a table, Mike makes his own computer desk with hutch from BESTÅ doors.

IKEA Closet Doors into Computer Desk with Monitor Hutch
Materials:

My IKEA Computer desk with monitor hutch

1. I started off by cutting the 3 of the 4 BESTÅ Tofta doors long ways down the middle using a circular saw with a melamine blade. This created 6 strips, each 10″ wide by 75.5″ long.

2. Then, took the 1 door I didn’t cut and fastened it to the LINNMON table top using PL and screws.

This created the desk’s work area.

IKEA Closet Doors into Computer Desk with Monitor Hutch

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I added 4 adjustable table legs also from IKEA to each corner. There was an issue with the desk bowing in the center after it was upright so I decided to add another leg in the center. I set it far enough to the back that it was not noticeable when you sat down.

3. I used one of the strips of from the doors I cut for the shelf where I would place my monitors. I used 8 CAPITA 4″ stainless steel legs to give me the desired height.

monitor stand
monitor stand

Then, I glued a strip of PVC molding I got from Home Depot to the front of the shelf so it better matched the desk portion. After that I added an LED light strip underneath. The LEDs were purchased from Amazon.

4. I then used the remaining strips of closet doors to build the hutch or monitor housing. It is completely separate from the desk. After it was built I fastened it to the desk with a few screws.

panels
hutch installation

5. I then used a sheet of 1/8″ melamine coated fiberboard from Home Depot for the hutch’s back panel. Once it was tacked on the whole thing became rigid.

IKEA Closet Doors into Computer Desk with Monitor Hutch
IKEA Closet Doors into Computer Desk with Monitor Hutch

Watch a video tour of it.

Another video detailing the build of my computer desk with hutch.

That’s pretty much it. Thanks for watching.