Introduction: OMG the Kitchen Table Became My Desk

About: I am a designer and a developer from Italy. Currently I live in Berlin

It all started with IKEA Ingo
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.

Step 2: The Headphone Holder

This is from IKEA, it is a wall clothes holder but it works perfectly to hold my headphones :)

Step 3: The Shelf

The shelf over the desk is quite simple, I made it using wood.
Fix the shelf using screws.
Very minimal, very simple, very good.

Step 4: The Cables Holes

I have made a couple of big holes to let me hide the laptop cables.
To make the holes better looking, I used some popular Italian can caps.
Oh, I wanted something which could keep balance the cables. The caps were perfect for that.

Step 5: The Poor Man Speaker Stand

I made some poor man speaker stand using a marker and some Velcro.

Step 6: The Power Button

I hadded a power button simply substituting the standard one of a power strip.
I wanted a nicer one ;)