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Hide Your Printer In a Dresser Drawer

Office peripherals aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing objects, so we hardly blame you if you want to stash them away. This clever hack hides a printer in a dresser drawer with a DIY fold-down front.

Pamela’s home office is part of her master bedroom–a great motivation to make your office look at little like a traditional workspace as possible. In order to hide the necessary but utilitarian printer she cleverly hacked a drawer on her dresser to serve as a peripheral hide away. Rather than pull the drawer out in a traditional fashion to use the printer, the front has been modified so that it folds down like the front of a mail box. When you’re done printing you simply raise the front of the drawer again and it looks like an unmodified dresser.

Even if you’re not working out of your dresser, it’s a clever hack for any office with drawers large enough to hide necessary but unsightly office clutter and peripherals. Check out the full guide at the link below for tips on taking the front off the dresser and securing it with a new hinge system.

My Hide-Away Printer Project [via IKEAHackers]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/6/12

Comments (4)

  1. spin498

    I like the idea, but I think I’d go with a piano hinge rather that the door hinges.

  2. Jason Fitzpatrick

    @spin498: I too was surprised they didn’t use a piano hinge.

  3. LadyFitzgerald

    x3 on the piano hinge.

  4. Jason-spin Fitzgerald the 3rd

    piano hinge, piano hinge !!!!

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