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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 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 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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