Martin's Modern and Manageable IKEA Home Office

Martin's Modern and Manageable IKEA Home Office

Gregory Han
Sep 27, 2010

Awhile back, Sonia professed her love of the IKEA MELLTORP dining table as a worthy consideration as a home office desk. Unplggd reader and designer Martin Reid had similar ideas of appropriating a dining surface for work duty, modifying his IKEA table with a few tech accessories and cable management solutions to suit his work needs.

I have just recently finished renovating my home office and have a great IKEA dining table that I am using as a computer desk. I've never seen it used like this before and thought you might like to see some photos? I have fixed the router and power socket extensions to either side of the table so there are plenty of sockets. For cable management I bought some spring clips from a local DIY store. All they need is a 1 screw for fixing and are an excellent and very cheap option for hiding your cables. Because they are fixed with with a screw they can fixed at almost any angle you need to hide your cables.

Thanks to Martin Reid for sharing his setup and DIY solution!

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