Mini Ikea Expedit DJ Desk Hack (Opinions?)
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    66

    Default Mini Ikea Expedit DJ Desk Hack (Opinions?)

    Hey guys,

    I've been reading through the forum threads on Ikea hacks and I've been thinking of making a 2x2 Expedit Book Shelf into a DJ stand. Basically here are the materials I'll be using:

    1x Expedit (2x2):
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60135299/

    1x Capita Legs (4 legs): http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20054563/

    1x Expedit Drawer (Need parts for Speaker Shelf):
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90171709/

    1x Capita Bracket (Pair):
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40051196/

    So what I plan to do is a basic Expedit elevated by Capita Legs and on the rear left and right corners of the top surface I plan to attach Capita Brackets (one on each side) and screw them onto two separate parts of the Expedit Drawer that look like this:



    They will be used as elevated monitor shelves. Just wondering...to those experienced IKEA Hackers does this make sense to do? I'm restricted on the width of the space so I chose to try and create the elevated monitor stands for my studio monitors since I can't use actual monitor stands. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
    Schreiberie Meister Afterhour Ali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tekki's crotch
    Posts
    1,598

    Default

    There is an extensive discussion about building DJ desks with IKEA-parts going on in this thread http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36997.

    There might also be an article soon on the frontpage
    DJDiscourse.com the new DJ community

  3. #3
    RGAS Guru Xonetacular's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    4,091

    Default

    Depending on how big the monitors are I wouldn't use angled capita brackets, it will put too much stress on the expedit which is basically hollow. Also you will need to get longer metric bolts to screw the capite brackets in since there is barely enough space o screw it in with no washers or anything which I would not do since you want to distribute the pressure. The expedit is made of literally 1/8" plywood bards sandwichhed around so not dense corrugated cardboard. You can just buy a thin wood shelf (stay away from the lack ones which are thick and hollow like the expedit), or just get a piece of wood board that they will cut for you at lowes or home depot and spray paint it which you can screw into. look at the other thread

  4. #4
    Tech Guru
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Providence
    Posts
    805

    Default

    Has anyone ever put the speakers in one of the Expedit Shelves. I know it's not the best place to have them but until I buy speaker stand or build shelves into the wall I don't wanna put any stress on my Laptop shelf and risk it all coming down.
    Traktor Scratch Pro 2, 2X Stanton STR8-80, 2X Denon DN-S700, Akai APC40 + APC20, DDM4000, KRKRokit 8, HD25-II, iPad (Touch OSC)

  5. #5
    Moderator keithace's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    5,070

    Default

    a little math and physics goes a long way...
    Weapons, not food, not homes, not shoes
    Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal

  6. #6
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    66

    Default

    Ok thanks for the comments so far guys. I guess the Capita Brackets won't hold my KRK RP5s? Any other alternatives besides speaker stands?

  7. #7
    DJTT Scribe Mod smiTTTen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Then: UK. Now: US.
    Posts
    1,940

    Default

    This is Ikea - Galant.

    Beats By Dre is like audio flu for your balls.

  8. #8
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    66

    Default

    Nice! If only I had that much space to work with!

  9. #9
    Schreiberie Meister Afterhour Ali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tekki's crotch
    Posts
    1,598

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smittten View Post
    This is Ikea - Galant.

    How do you reach the mouse below the turntables?
    DJDiscourse.com the new DJ community

  10. #10
    DJTT Scribe Mod smiTTTen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Then: UK. Now: US.
    Posts
    1,940

    Default

    That's a wacom mouse and tablet - nothing to do with the setup.
    Beats By Dre is like audio flu for your balls.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •