April 9th, 2020

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Coverboy Workstation Design

Workstation Design


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Ikea Hacking

By Daddy

Las Vegas — It turns out that I'm not the only one with a Kallax fetish. Several people have asked about the Ikea hack that I'm designing. If you’re wondering what the heck is an IKEA hack, it’s a modification of an IKEA product. There's an entire website dedicated to the concept: Ikea Hackers.

The inspiration for my design came from The Kallax Workstation Extraordinaire. Their workstation was much longer than I need so it'll be shortened to 6.5 feet. I needed something that's about 18" deep, so I'm joining two pieces of 2x10s for the top. Because Ikea no longer sells the casters for the Kallax, a pair of joined 1x8s will be used for the cubes to sit on giving a place to mount the casters. Since I want to be able disassemble the workstation, I'll be using industrial velcro to attach the top and bottom.

Kallax standing workstation

The Ikea stores are all closed for the duration however they still deliver their products and I expect for my order to arrive in about two weeks. Home Depot is still open so the lumber, glue, and stain will be available when I get chance.

We have a dearth of reviews because I suspect of the novel coronavirus self-quarantine rules in effect in most places. Please: Be safe, Be sane, Be Healthy.

This weekends plan is to work on my current workstation. I noticed that the top section of the desk has a metal screen that if removed would give me an inch or two more space for the monitors which have been crowded together for a couple years. This no cost change will give me a chance to relocate, reorient, and rearrange the equipment and as a bonus give the iMac a chance for much needed memory upgrade.

I'm doing fine, just having to watch my pennies until about the 18th when a good commission check from flirt4free is expected. To all those that have donated, Thank you! Any help is appreciated. Here's a link to the How to Donate Page

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