Description: I needed an adjustable stand for my microphone, but didn’t want to fork out the incredible amount of money for an official boom which can be mounted on a desk.
After realising that all these overpriced stands look like extendable work lamps, I decided to have a quick look in Ikea and to my surprise, I struck gold.
I picked Black Forså work lamp up for a modest £16.99, went home and cut the existing power cables out and removed the light fixing to the end, then attached the anti-shock mount, using a couple of bits of plastic and some washers to pad it out, as the gap was quite large.
The cables were cabled-tied to the arms to keep everything neat and tidy.
There you have a completely adjustable and compact podcast setup that you can take with you on travels, or just to use at home and still keep all your desk space.
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.