After gaining inspiration from the many Expedit hacks already on the site I thought I would give it a go myself. I wanted a decent size L shape desk with storage for my spare room. After looking at many different styles in the store I decided on Expedit and went with:
1 – 2×2 Expedit (black brown)
1 – 4×2 Expedit (black brown
1 – Expedit Desk add on (black brown)
1 – Signum cable tidy
I then picked up from my local hardware store:
I laid down the 4×2 on its side, then sandwiched the desk top piece with the 2×2 unit. Using the L brackets, flat brackets and some decent size self tap screws fixed it all together.
I made a larger shelf by removing one of the small pieces to make room for my printer, then used the leftovers to raise my main pc monitor up to match my TV.
My favorite part though has to be the SIGNUM cable management, so clean and neat for only £10 its a must for any desk!
I have so much desk space leftover so may add a third screen in the near future. I may also add in a couple of the drawer units that slot into the boxes as right now i just have the fabric storage bins.
All in all a fairly straightforward hack but I’m very pleased with it and will definitely be doing more things like this in future!
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.