We have to say—nothing makes our day more than spotting an easy and cheap solution to our everyday home tech woes. Case in point: Unsightly peripherals and tangles of cord are given the "Out of sight, out of mind" treatment in this DIY project desk...
Frustrated at the inability to find a desk that suits him, Flickr user Roitsch went to town crafting a like-new desk from an old framework:
I used the frame from an old clerical desk my dad found and built onto it a table top. I decided to create an open top leaf, which features two holes: one for the power cable and the other for his peripherals that are hidden under the top leaf.
The hidden leaf conceals a wireless Mighty Mouse, a laptop bag and a stylishly-red-corded power strip. He can even stash the MacBook away for a completely clean workspace!
We love the entire project, but also love the cool way Roitsch painted the inside hidden compartment in a bright, contrasting color. Way to have fun with home tech!
Because the main frame of the desk was found, cost for the entire project stayed cheap. All that was bought—lumber, screws, paint and a power cord—could be found at a home improvement store for less than $100.