Charyl sets up a couple of wardrobes as a room divider. I know the wardrobes are not hacks but thought I’d include them for an overview of the room. The desks are nice – the Pragel countertop and Malm drawers make two good looking work spaces.
She says, “My sons are currently sharing our loft space which is about 11 x 17. We wanted to provide some sense of privacy, so used two Aneboda wardrobes as a privacy screen / storage.
We also created desks and storage for them using 73.5″ Pragel countertops and two Malms. The desk runs the length of the half wall and although it’s 33.5″ high with the combined heights of the Malms and counters, it’s comfortable with adjustable office chairs. My eldest son connected the countertops to a couple 2 x 4s on the wall and to the back of the Malms with L brackets; two adjustable legs are used on each front corner – very sturdy. He also drilled holes in the counters for cords and attached power strips right underneath. (And yes, something needs to be done with the back of the wardrobes, like wall paper or cork board!)
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