New desk shelf mod?

zorobabel

Limp Gawd
Joined
Aug 25, 2008
Messages
186
I partially moved to a new place, picked up a desk on CG and now I'm trying to fit everything in. As you can see, the receiver and speakers pose a problem. Initially I was thinking of finding some shelves/cabinet combos where I would fit the receiver and printer (not pictured) and have the speakers sit on top. Aside from finding the right ones, the receiver is 17" wide and space is limited.
Then I got the idea of adding a shelf that is wider than the desk, to give the desk wings :). The desk is 42"x30", speakers are 9" wide, so I thought an extra foot on each side (unless my 21" 4:3 monitor dies and I have to replace it with a widescreen) should be good. The receiver is 6" tall, so the shelf legs should be 7-8". Monitors and speakers would sit on said shelf. The desk is pretty solid, and the 2 small holes in the top surface of the desk lead to threaded holes (well, one might be messed up, but sheet metal screws should work). It will probably be imposible to match the colors, and I'll most likely use a wood plank so it will look ghetto.
Your thoughts?
edit: the receiver would go under the shelf.
Shelf would be about 66"x11".
IMG_5684.JPG
IMG_5685.JPG
IMG_5665.JPG
 
Last edited:

zorobabel

Limp Gawd
Joined
Aug 25, 2008
Messages
186
Ideally I could find something like this on the cheap and in the right size; it would make attaching the leg/supports to the desk a breeze.
51qe5Koy-1L._AC_SL1100_.jpg
 

iroc409

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Jun 17, 2006
Messages
1,343
I used to have a monitor riser shelf on my IKEA Galant (until I recently got a sit-stand). I used an IKEA premade wall shelf, and IKEA kitchen cabinet legs to raise the shelf off the desk. They were the perfect height. I don't think they make the cabinet legs anymore, they were round ones, but they still make some square ones I think.

The IKEA shelf is dirt cheap and gives a nice finished look.

Something like this I think: shelf that is meant to mount to these. Oh, I think these are the legs I used. Just take a few minutes to install the legs and you're in business.
 

tool_462

Weaksauce
Joined
Oct 14, 2008
Messages
77
+1 to Ikea. I'd go to the store with an open mind and just wander around and visualize something that would work for you.
 
Top