There is many ways you can do this project but I chose something cheap and simple to work with. So I chose to get my materials at Ikea. Really, you can get your materials in whatever shape/size you desire.
You can also upgrade to an Ambilight-like system instead of pre programmable Ikea lights and use the DIY guide Amblone to make your RGB LEDs react to the colors on your monitor.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy this Instructable.
Step 1: Materials/Tools:
- x1 White Malm glass top
- x1 Ekby Viktor wall shelf
- x4 Vika Adils legs
- x1 Dioder RGB LED light strip set
- 2 Pieces of wood to raise the glass up (I got mine in the "As-is" section at Ikea for $2 each.)
- x4 Screws long enough to fit through your piece of wood and into the wall shelf
- x1 #2 Phillips screwdriver
Step 2: Legs
Then screw the legs into the brackets.
Note: You don't need your boards under the bottom of the shelf. I did that because the screws are slightly longer than the thickness of the shelf so I didn't want to drill through my floor.
Step 3: Test/Mount Your LEDs
If they work, ether screw the brackets to the wall shelf, or use the provided double sided sticky tape to stick them to the shelf and the back of your monitor.
Step 4: Assemble the Side Boards
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Assemble your computer onto your desk. Place 2 sticky strips onto the back of the remaining RGB LEDs and place those on the back of your monitor near the sides.
I added a piece of black cloth across the underside of the desk to hide the lights and make it look more finished.