DIY Ikea Hack: Workspace With Custom Sized Built-ins

DIY Ikea Hack: Workspace With Custom Sized Built-ins

Vivian Kim
Oct 12, 2010

Got a small cozy corner in your home that you've always wanted to convert into a workspace with custom cabinetry? Custom built-ins can be pricey, but Gene from Brooklyn found a way to customize his workspace without putting a huge dent in his wallet. His DIY hack will show you how to create a wall-to-wall floating desk and custom sized cabinets for your space using Ikea furniture, all on a relatively cheap budget.

Over at Ikea Hacker, Gene from Brooklyn came up with a way to customize his small workspace using Ikea's Besta system for cabinetry and Numerar countertops. With some simple DIY hacks he ended up with a sleek and effortless-looking custom workspace.

For the custom shelving he placed two rows of open 47" cabinets in the center of his wall and cut down cabinets to fill in the empty wall space on the sides. The raw edges of the custom side cabinetry are hidden against the wall. Gene added Besta doors to all the shelving units, so the doors needed to be cut down for the side cabinets as well. In order to finish off the edges of the doors he used melamine edge strips. For the floating desk he used two Numerar countertops which he cut to size and securely mounted to the wall with some wall brackets.

Check out Gene's full how-to over at his blog.

[via Ikea Hacker]

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