Picture of OMG the kitchen table became my desk
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

Picture of 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.

rrrmanion1 year ago
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 please be careful - electricity can and will kill you if are not careful.
Something tells me that this comment belongs to another 'ible oO

It belongs here, as OP used a switch to turn on/off the power strip in the last picture :)

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.

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

lbramwell1 year ago
We have the same blonde in our room
H3AD8HOT1 year ago
Just wondering what speakers are those?
Yamaha HM50's (http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HS50M-5-Monitor-Speaker/dp/B000QPH1CO)
carloratm (author)  Justin Mai1 year ago
Are You a music producer?
carloratm (author)  Sup3I2Son1c1 year ago
Oh, no. Just an hobbyst. Would you hear some ?
Yes I would.
WoundedEgo1 year ago
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.
Jobar0071 year ago
Wouldn't those tin lids eventually cut the wires?

Nice setup and I really like the simplicity. Function = Beauty.
carloratm (author)  Jobar0071 year ago
I used a lot of sandpaper on those.
Anyway, if your cables are not "hair", there is not any problem.

Thank you sir
This is cool, thanks for sharing. I'm unclear on a few things, could you clarify?

1 - Why do you need to lift the speakers above the desk surface, was there vibration?
2 - What does it mean to attach the shelf "with wires"? I couldn't figure out the connection mechanism
carloratm (author)  SimpleAsCouldBe1 year ago
1 - Yes, just a little bit
2 - Ops, not wires. Screws

rsanchez311 year ago
oh so nice
padbravo1 year ago
Nice project... the addition of the general sw, its a nice feature...
I made mine from shelf furniture...