He says, “I had a big trestle table in my bedroom that I was using as a computer desk. Behind my bedhead was a bay window, which was wasted space. I decided to build a custom-fit desk to use that space and claw back some space for myself. I had a thick plywood top custom-cut very cheaply, then used two Ikea Apa storage boxes as the legs. By leaving the inserts out of the narrow sides, I have made spaces for my two towers that I can easily get at.
I covered the leftover panels with the same fabric I used on the plywood top to make two folding screens. These sit outside of each box and hide my computer cables and a waste bin. I used the lids of the two storage boxes as extra legs in between the two boxes. I now have a great computer desk and about 2 1/2 square meters of extra space in my bedroom.”
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.