Workspace of the Week: Expanding a desk top with additional office furniture

This week’s Workspace of the Week is My_OCD’s comfortable Ikea setup:

I really like the way this arrangement of furniture incorporates the top of the filing cabinet and the entirety of the bookshelf into the workspace of the desk. I can imagine My_OCD takes advantage of these additional surfaces when in the heart of a work project. Having a place for a drink that is off to the side but still easy to grab is nice, too, and likely keeps spills to a minimum. The layout of the equipment is well done, and I like how the subwoofer is in one of the bookshelf cubbies instead of on the floor under the desk. It could be easy to get some cable clips and put them on the back of the shelves to run cables through, but if the cables aren’t bothering My_OCD it’s certainly not a big deal. Thank you, My_OCD, for sharing your workspace with us.

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4 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Expanding a desk top with additional office furniture”

  1. posted by Happy Happy Joy Joy on

    Clearly the best thing about this office are the Ren and Stimpy dolls.

  2. posted by Cristina on

    I have one of those! In black, from Ikea. It’s great. :)

    O Caldeirão e a Colher de Pau

  3. posted by Mike on

    IKEA Expedit, greatest bookshelf design ever? And they don’t fall apart right away, like most prefab furniture.

  4. posted by infmom on

    I expanded my desktop to have enough room for two Microsoft Natural keyboards (one for the PC and one for the Mac) plus a Wacom Bamboo tablet (PC) and a mouse (Mac) by putting the Mac keyboard and mouse on a large, kidney-shaped flat Levenger lap desk that extends beyond the right side of the desk. Cost, $0 because I already had the lap desk.

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