Hackers Help: Help me configure my computer workstation and storage

We have:

  • 1 MICKE desk (Width: 47 1/4 “, Depth: 19 5/8 “, Height: 29 1/2 “)
  • TROFAST storage combination unit (Width: 39 “, Depth: 17 3/8 “, Height: 37 “)
  • 2 BILLY bookcases (Width: 15 3/4 “, Depth: 11 “, Height: 41 3/4 “)

What we are trying to achieve:

We would like a solution for using two or even all three of these IKEA items along a single wall of 85″. The rightmost 48″ of the wall have no obstructions so there is the option of mounting a hacked piece to the wall in that space. The leftmost 37″ has a window, the lower sill of which is 30″ above the floor.

The desk must fit along the 85″ wall. If only two items are used along the main 85″ wall, we have some additional wall space where the BILLY bookcases or TROFAST can go (whichever is not used on the main wall).



Additionally, the MICKE has a drawer that is not functional so we would like to hack the drawer (or just remove it and hack other pieces to provide drawer-type space for items like cables, headsets, batteries, etc.) To continue using the desk as a computer workstation, we would like space (either on the floor or in a cubby) for the CPU/Tower which measures 20″ high, 9″ wide and 18.5″ deep.

Wall with MICKE

Finally, it would be ideal to maximize storage space. The TROFAST’s sliding plastic bins are currently used for clothing storage. shelf space, cubicles, or repurposing of the TROFAST’s plastic bins for storage of clothes and/or other items would be great.

The photos depict the wall being used and each IKEA piece. Please let us know if you need any other information. We look forward to getting ideas for an IKEA hack that makes creative use of the existing pieces while addressing our needs.


~ Luc