It all started with IKEA Ingo http://www.ikea.com/it/it/catalog/products/14630009/
It 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 ;)