If you've never been inside Ikea's cheaply discounted "As Is" section, you're missing out. You could've built this inexpensive everything-in-its-place workspace yourself. Without a dedicated home office for her sound designer hubby's "tons of cables and weird machines," Ikea Hacker Magda of Montreal
went to work scouting out Ikea's "As Is" section to build a custom desk in their family room.
The desktop is a $10 (Canadian) as-is find of a white Malm bed headboard. It's been drilled to under-mount one of the "weird" sound machines for a sleek and smooth desktop.
That wide table leg is actually an outward-facing Akurum basic kitchen cabinet. Fitted with shelves (including one slide-out shelf!) it houses the family's printer and camera and provides ample storage for extras.
The cabinet was covered with an Imperativ stainless steel wall panel at the front of the desk and an Antonius shoe rack at the back of the cabinet (providing ventilation and easy access to the computer).