Closet Office Ikea Hack

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Closet office ikea hack

Another Ikea hack anybody???

This cloffice (closet + office) ikea hack is so easy and fun to put together!

Closet office ikea hack2

We started by uninstalling the closet maid wire closet and measuring the closet to see what options we might have to make it a nice cosy closet office.

Closet office ikea hack

Just like with most of our projects, we made a trip to Ikea to see if we can find something to hack!

We went looking for table tops. We picked up this Gerton table top. It’s made from solid wood.

The table is typically mounted on trestles (sold separately) so it came with the metal bars at the bottom. We removed them since we will be cutting it to size and mounting it inside the closet.

Closet office ikea hack

First, we installed this wallpaper on the wall. It was easier and cheaper than wood planks and slightly easier to deal with later given that we will be drilling in the wall.

The wallpaper was from Amazon.

Closet office ikea hack

Time to cut the table to size. To fit snugly in the closet, it needed to be W 54″ 3/4, D 20″.

A circular saw is recommend for this. We bought this one from Amazon and it made the job so much easier compared to the smaller Dremel I used in the past.

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack

Then it was time to cut the desk mounting system.

Closet office ikea hack

Drilling time. We used an electric drill with the hole saw kit from Ikea to drill one large hole for a wireless phone charger from Ikea and several smaller holes to run cables through.

First, we tested on a smaller piece of the desk leftover wood.

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack

The wireless charger is in!!!!

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack - wireless phone charger

Closet office ikea hack

And here are the smaller holes for cable management.

Closet office ikea hack

Time to stain the wood. At first, this was a little intimidating. Testing on a smaller piece of wood is definitely recommended.

We picked up MinWax Dark Walnut 2716 from HomeDepot.

Closet office ikea hack

Applying it on a small piece of wood went well!

Closet office ikea hack testing the stain

Applying the wood stain on the entire desk was so easy and took literally a minute.

Closet office ikea hack after one coats of the stain

A second coat was not necessary because we achieved the shade we wanted with just the first coat.

Closet office ikea hack after the polyurethane clear gloss

As the stain was sitting to dry, we started mounting the support system, drilling into studs.

Closet office ikea hack desk support system

The computer screen mount was also from Amazon. I do recommend it since it’s low profile and easy to maneuver but I am sure there are sturdier ones.

This goes without saying, but make sure you are drilling into studs for anything heavy that you are mounting like a computer screen.

Closet office ikea hack monitor mount

Time to apply clear gloss! We picked up the MinWax polyurethane clear gloss from HomeDepot.

Applying the stain is also easy. It is though very important to apply it with the wood grain and letting it fully dry before applying additional coats.

Closet office ikea hack applying the polyurethane clear gloss

Closet office ikea hack after the first coast of polyurethane clear gloss

Closet office ikea hack after the second coast of polyurethane clear gloss

We wanted to hide cables behind the wall. The hole dozer made this possible.

Closet office ikea hack - drilling holes in the wall to run cables

Time to install the floating shelves. They are also from Ikea and come in various sizes.

Closet office ikea hack - mounting shelves

Closet office ikea hack - floating shelf

This middle shelf will hold a printer. Given that the printer is heavy and we didn’t wanted it to come crashing down on the desk, we cut the shelf in half and mounted a middle metal bracket on a stud to join the cut pieces of the shelf together.

Closet office ikea hack - ikea floating shelf

Here they are. The floating shelves are all in place.

Closet office ikea hack - ikea floating shelf

The lamps are from Ikea. They look nice but are a bit painful to put together. Did I mention that they were from Ikea?

Closet office ikea hack

Box sign? Sure, why not!

Closet office ikea hack

There you have it. An office in a closet. A cloffice! Or whatever you want to call it.

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack

Closet office ikea hack

 

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