It's always a challenge to find enough space for a decent workstation. Some homes are limited in space, while others are limited by ideas to come up with a nifty looking workspace. This great-looking workstation is great for all of those all-in-one computers like the iMac and other similar type PCs.
This interesting idea isn't new, but Fritz from the Netherlands sure made it look good. Although it looks very simple, minimal and elegant, a lot of thought went into this workstation to make it really comfortable. The main emphasis was on cable management and a great-looking overall workstation.
- IKEA Vika Amon tabletop
- IKEA Ekby Bjarnum bracket
- IKEA Ekby Jarpen shelf
- IKEA Malm nightstand
- 2 IKEA Dioder LED strips
- HP Touchsmart PC
- 2 aluminum decorative strips
- Shelf bracket
- 2 hinges
- Enermax crystal/aluminum keyboard
Fritz started out by making a frame with four slats on the back of the tabletop. This was done to move it about an inch from the wall. Then, he drilled a hole into the tabletop so that he could access the wall to mount the monitor. Since the tabletop isn't strong enough to hold up the screen by itself, he used Vogel's wall-mount, which is put directly into the concrete wall.
After that, he mounted the Dioder LED-strips on the frame behind the tabletop. Then, he hung the tabletop on the wall with the wooden slats. The Ekby Jarpen shelf was modified so that it could fit over the tabletop. Then came the cable-management system, which was comprised of an old IKEA Malm nightstand. It was screwed into the Ekby shelf. Fritz finished this off by making a little door into the cupboard using the hinges.
The shelf was mounted onto the wall using an Ekby Bjarnum bracket and the ordinary bracket from inside the cupboard. To decorate it, he used some aluminum strips between the Ekby shelf and the tabletop. All in all, it's a great little hack that results in a nifty workstation.
[via Ikeahacker, photos by Fritzz81]