Hackers Help: How to hack a Linnmon desk privacy panel?

I’m using the LINNMON desk with the OLOV legs. The desk faces out to people, where they can see the person’s legs, chair, and computer.


Do you have any hack that I could use to create a “front” to the desk to hide said person’s legs, chair, and computer?

~ by Bryan


Hi Bryan

I’ve yet to see an IKEA hack for a desk privacy panel but IKEA has a screen, the BEKANT screen which can serve the purpose.

It comes in 2 different sizes. The smaller one (at 21 5/8″ tall) can be mounted at two heights to suit different needs.

Furthermore, the screen also has the added benefit of sound absorption.

BEKANT desk privacy panel
ikea bekant desk privacy screen
BEKANT screen | IKEA.com

If you rather not have a screen that covers up so much of the workspace, you can try some thing like this:

How to hack a desk privacy panel?
Source: Meridian Office Furniture

I believe this is quite easily hacked with a wood panel and appropriate hardware.

Ready made desk privacy screens

If you rather not hack, you can get ready made desk privacy panels. I found a few off Amazon, which seems quite easy to use. You’ll just need to fasten them onto the desk top, whether to block off the computer or below the desk.

I quite like the frosted panel as it does not block out too much light and keeps the open, airy feeling. 
How to hack a Linnmon desk privacy panel?
Desk mounted privacy screen

Or, get two of these screens. One for the top to block off the computer and one to cover beneath the desk. Just twist the screws and lock into position on your table top.

How to hack a Linnmon desk privacy panel?
Polycarbonate desk privacy panel

More panels for more privacy and sound dampening. Add the panels to the sides too to create a cubicle like workspace. You can also hang the desk screen upside down to serve as a “modesty panel” that blocks the view beneath the desk.

How to hack a Linnmon desk privacy panel?
Refocus desk privacy panel

Let us know if you do successfully hack it. We’ll love to see what you come up with.

Happy hacking,