DIY Dresser With a Hidden Laptop Workspace

DIY Dresser With a Hidden Laptop Workspace

Taryn Williford
Aug 24, 2012

It's not quite a portal to Narnia, but this wardrobe holds its own hidden secret: a hinged drawer drops down to reveal a cubby just big enough for a modern urban workspace. If you need a concealed space to charge your phone and stash your laptop, try this DIY dresser project on for size.

Paige at Lucky Me Studios repurposed part of this old dresser into a laptop workstation. Although the workstation part of this plan didn't involve a ton of DIY for her, you can still use it to inspire your own office project.

You see, Paige hit the vintage furniture jackpot. The chest of drawers is from a Penn State University dormitory, with the year 1942 stamped on the back. Somewhere in this dresser's long life, one of its previous owners had added the hinges and drilled a hole in the back of the open front section. This probably wasn't this piece's first time as tech storage; Paige's guess is that it held stereo equipment in the 80's before she used it as her personal workspace.

If you want to replicate this look, it's simple enough to figure out. Just remove the drawer, add hinges to the bottom of the drawer front, then drill a large hole at the back of the piece for cord management. Then share the photos with us, of course!

Via: Lifehacker

(Images: Lucky Me Studios)

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