It all started with IKEA Ingo http://www.ikea.com/it/it/catalog/products/14630009/
t is a very cheap real wood table. I think it is one of the best IKEA products.

It is filed as a kitchen table, and that's true. But I really like wood, and I really like minimalism, so why don't use it as a desk?

Step 1: Proof of concept

I always recommend people to sketch up their thoughts before starting DIY projects.
So here is my sketch about how I would my desk to look. I made it in blender.

On the right side I placed my audio equipment (a soundcard and a synth).
On the left side I placed my (closed) laptop.

just a few notes about electrical safety with this set up - make sure the switch, and any connecting wires used. ideally, for safety reasons, a 2-pole switch should be used, and you should insure that it is rated to handle at least double the standard voltage in your country (US voltage = 110 , pretty much everywhere else (AFAIK) uses around 230 V ). there's nothing to stop you doing it differently, but<strong> please be careful - electricity can and will kill you if are not careful.</strong>
Something tells me that this comment belongs to another 'ible oO
<p>It belongs here, as OP used a switch to turn on/off the power strip in the last picture :)</p>
Oh, I missed that in 2013.
Those pens will still transfer bass frequencies from the speakers to your desk. I'd invest in some proper foam stands.
<p>Or you could cut down some mouse mats and place them under the speakers. I use some old thick glossy car magazines, they do the job perfectly</p>
We have the same blonde in our room
Just wondering what speakers are those?
Yamaha HM50's (http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HS50M-5-Monitor-Speaker/dp/B000QPH1CO)
Renoise? <br>Are You a music producer?
Oh, no. Just an hobbyst. Would you hear some ?
Yes I would.
Nice. My concern would be the height of the keyboard unless you saw the legs and open a place for the knees.
Thank you this gives me a great idea for those who sew or do crafts. I purchased a tall dining take to cut my patterns on, it comes with a leaf that I have to store in the closet, I am going to use it in the back of the table as a shelf as you did here.and while cutting fabric it can hold my small containers and scissors etc. Genius...I wish I had thought of this...Thank you.
Wouldn't those tin lids eventually cut the wires? <br> <br>Nice setup and I really like the simplicity. Function = Beauty.
I used a lot of sandpaper on those. <br>Anyway, if your cables are not &quot;hair&quot;, there is not any problem. <br> <br>Thank you sir
This is cool, thanks for sharing. I'm unclear on a few things, could you clarify? <br> <br>1 - Why do you need to lift the speakers above the desk surface, was there vibration? <br>2 - What does it mean to attach the shelf &quot;with wires&quot;? I couldn't figure out the connection mechanism
1 - Yes, just a little bit <br>2 - Ops, not wires. Screws <br> <br>Thanks
oh so nice
Nice project... the addition of the general sw, its a nice feature... <br>I made mine from shelf furniture...

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