An IKEA-Hacked Device Display Ledge for Less than $20

An IKEA-Hacked Device Display Ledge for Less than $20

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Taryn Williford
Oct 6, 2011

IKEA's RIBBA picture ledge is great for folks who like to rotate the art on their walls. But what if, instead of propping frames up on the ledge, you mounted it above your desk and used it as a sort of workspace "dock" for your books and devices?

Flickr member Mushroom Princess loaded a few camera phone shots of her new workspace to her Flickr account. We're digging the industrial desk and open storage, but the feature we're loving most is the IKEA-hacked book and tech shelf.

Combining IKEA's RIBBA picture display ledge ($14.99, IKEA.com) and the BYGEL rail ($1.99, IKEA.com), she's made a convenient space above her desk to stash books, magazines—and that iPad in the green sleeve.

It's a great way to clear folders and magazines from your desk while still keeping it all nearby. Plus it offers a spot to display your tablet or e-reader without taking up desk space or mounting it to the wall. The BYGEL rail is there to keep it all secure—a great idea for earthquake-prone areas.


(Images: Flickr member Mushroom Princess licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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