Having donated his ancient desktop computer a year ago my father-in-law was left with this huge computer desk which he used as a storage cabinet. When we shifted in this house, my son was in need of a study table for his growing collection of books … his ‘babaji’ was happy to give away his computer table to him. With a minimal (almost negligible) strain on our wallets, we up-cycled this computer table into a study table, for our son.
The space for the CPU and the UPS was converted into a closed cabinet and drawers respectively (our carpenter, Naeem, was happy to do it for us! To read about his enthusiasm ‘ Click here’ and ‘ here’). Although the colour of the wood used for the cabinet door and the drawers doesn’t match with the existing wood stain but I don’t mind, it saves me a lot of time from dusting…and, needless to say, hides all his clutter! The closed cabinet now holds his school bag and other stationery pouches. The two drawers hold all his stationery and other trivia.
The top shelf holds his course books and reference books.
The area meant for the desktop screen serves as the study surface now. Hubby dearest attached this wall mounting LED spot light on the back board of the table, this leaves his study area free of the table top study lamp.
I made these message boards for his study table. To make this magnet message board and the soft board ‘click here’…it’s a very easy and do-able DIY. One of the two extendable sliders meant for the keyboard works as an additional space for his daily use notebooks and papers, the other (right below the table top) works as an extended table when he needs to spread out and work.
I have pulled out all the CD separators from the CD rack but for two…these two CD separator work as shelves for keeping things off the study area. The best part is these separators can be slid out and re adjusted based on the size of the object being kept there.
The bottom shelf was a place for the huge bulky printer (got rid of it!). It’s a removable shelf… we got it cut in half… now there is room for legs as well as additional space for a few more books.
It’s a heavy-duty study table now! And it houses just about all his books and stuff. My father-in-law is happy that it is being used well!
Have you any furniture which you use other than what it was meant for?
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