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Simple Standing Desk Hides Cables Behind Removable Panel

This standing desk is little more than an shelf mounted at the appropriate height for the owner. The notable part is the removable panel that conceals the cable clutter and four hard drives.

Mounted to the underside of the desk is a removable panel. Attached to that panel is a power strip, as well as four external hard drives and other peripherals like a USB hub. It’s a clever way to deal with the limited space and visible cable problems that come with setting up a simple standing desk.

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Four Hidden Hard Drives in a DIY IKEA Standing Desk [Apartment Therapy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/23/12

Comments (2)

  1. keltari

    cmon. Why is this on the site? Its not elegant or innovative. Its a shelf and a piece of wood… and it doesnt look all that good.

  2. Brian

    Nice idea, I like it. But how is it that the lid on the Mac is closed and the monitor is still working? Anytime I close the lid on my Mac, it goes to sleep

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