The Subtracted Space Saving Work Station

The Subtracted Space Saving Work Station

Colleen Quinn
Feb 10, 2011

When Apartment Therapy reader Alfonso moved into a bigger home, he realized he could now separate his home office from his music studio. Removing the large desk that was hogging space, he was able to free up room for his keyboard and drum set, but still needed a work station for the computer he uses for his music. After a quick trip to Ikea, Alfonso created a wonderful space saving desk in an empty corner of the room.

Alfonso used a standard IKEA shelf as the base of his workstation, then attached the slide out keyboard shelf he recycled from his old desk to create a floating desk without the clutter that once lived underneath his setup. He added a cord management system to keep his wires neat and tidy, and used his drum kit to hold the shelf in place while attaching it to the wall. The end result is the perfect DIY solution for his studio dilemma and serves as an inspiration in thinking outside the box to repurpose common and inexpensive materials.

See more pictures of the project in progress on Alfonso's Flickr page.

(Images: Photos by Alfonso Surroca licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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