One of the great reasons why we really like IKEA furniture is that most of them can be combined, reshuffled, or hacked into new really cool configurations. Sure, as a workstation, it's pretty spartan, but we like the overall feel of this build.
Charlie used desktops and shelves from his workshop, but since the Stolmen poles can be set at varying lengths, you can just get some shelves directly from IKEA to set them at the right length. The same goes for the desktops. You just need to make sure that they are the same dimension so that they all fit in between the Stolmen poles.
This is a very smart usage of existing material and transforming it into something new. It actually makes perfect sense, since a workstation has a lot of peripherals and usually, you need a lot of place to store books. Since the shelves and desktops are only held in place with brackets, we suggest that you don't put the poles too far apart. That will make the whole setup sturdier.
We've seen other IKEA shelves hacked into desks, but this is one of the easiest and nicest to make by yourself. You basically just have to choose your parts from IKEA and then assemble them.
[via IKEA Hacker, photo by Charlie Priced]
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