Look! Using Sidetables as Shelves

Look! Using Sidetables as Shelves

Sonia Zjawinski
Oct 9, 2008

When Sait Alanyali got tired of his home office, he went to Ikea and grabbed some standard fare, to be used in not so standard ways. His new set-up uses two white Lack side tables as shelves on his long desk, and a green Malm glass top as a monitor stand.

After the jump a look at the DIY upgrades he made...

"I can't afford two Apple displays, so why not make yours look like one?" Sait painted his gray-black LCD monitors white.

"I cut the side table's legs to 30cm and keep the 10cm pieces to support the glass top. The distance between the legs of the side table is 45cm, so 10cm from the bottom of the legs, I made 2cm support places for the glass top to slide between the legs."

"I had to make an adjustment to fit my two LCD monitors between the two side tables, so I made the right table just a little bit over the edge of the desk. I didn't cut it because I wanted the 55x55 space. Then I put the 10cm pieces of the legs (four) under the glass top.

"The glass top is fully under the left side table but reaches just the left leg of the right side table. So, left side table now has three layers of storage space, and the right one is available for my JBL Creature Speaker."

Here's a before picture of Sait's workspace.

Photos: Sait Alanyali

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