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Sleek DIY Desk Includes Hidden Wires, Analog Meters, and Subtle LED Notifications

This slick desk, built mostly from modified IKEA parts, combines ample storage, wire concealment, and some really neat analog and digital meters to great effect.

Courtesy of Matthew Fickett, the desk packs in a pile of awesome features in a relatively small space:

There are wall-mounted cabinets in two depths. The lower center cabinets are cut to allow my monitors to be wall-mounted; the upper row holds my backup hard drives, video game consoles, speaker controller, UPS, printer, and other devices. In the right-hand lower cabinet, all the cables and interlinks between all the devices come together, fastened to a grid of garden mesh to keep them neat. In the left-hand cabinet (behind the meters) are device docks and chargers. The top cabinets are ventilated by small fans which turn on when the temperature rises, so that I can keep the doors closed.

Check out the link below for additional pictures of the inside of the cabinets and the analog/digital notification systems.

Desk with Meters [via IKEAHackers]

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 07/12/12

Comments (1)

  1. Dorothy

    Retro and somehow chic at the same time. Cool!

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