How do you maintain a completely uncluttered workspace, but also keep access to basic tools and peripherals? You build, as Lifehacker reader Roitsch did, a desk with a large storage compartment in the middle.
He had the good fortune to find an old clerical desk with a sturdy frame he could work from. Using that frame, he constructed a new shell around it to include a hinged compartment in the centre of the desk. He can set his MacBook on top while keeping accessories, wires, and desk odds and ends. Check out the pictures below to see some of the great detail work like the beveled finger slot to make opening the lid easier. Great work Roitsch!
The Trap Door Desk [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]