The Transformer Bed Workspace

The Transformer Bed Workspace

Reader William Robinette wasn’t satisfied with his desk options, so he hacked his IKEA bed to pieces, picked up some extra wood, and made himself a desk. Audio controls are embedded. It has built-in speaker stands. This is precisely the kind of result that makes DIY options so awesome.

William explains his process:

I had an Ikea loft bed for ages and cut the bed part down to normal waist hight and then was left with the bottom legs/cross-braces . A trip to Lowes and about $US100 got me a nice piece of 4’x8′ birch plywood, some 1″x4″ pieces of whitewood, screws, and some stain. After a day with a jigsaw, circular saw, drill, and sander I had a platform that provides a lot of work surface area, has an audio mixer and audio outboard built in and keeps all the cables hidden from view. If people are looking for a workspace I would always suggest trying to build your own. You get exactly what you want for a small sum of money, and a fun project to work on!

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