08 Mar Computer hutch hidden away in BILLY Bookshelf
My goal was to build a computer hutch that gazes clean and uncluttered for a area that redoubles as my home office and guest bedroom.
I use a Mac Mini but a greater computer are most likely fit in the bottom gap of the cabinet.
IKEA pieces worked:
BILLY Bookcase( birch) two openings with tempered glass
10 ” x 21 3/4 ” x 3/4 ” pine plywood.( Any plywood will do) Angles naturalness with sander, top sanded and clear coated with gloss spray. After dye is cool, beach, dirt, placed second hair Two 10 in. Full Extension Ball Bearing Side Mount Drawer Slide ($ 4.09 Home Depot) Two 10 in. long 1 ” x 4 ” s Two 6 ” long furring pieces( 3/4″ x 1 1/2″) 2 or three containers of 5 /8 ” #8 Pan Phillips metal screw 20 jam-pack of zinc plated 1 1/2″ reces poises 1 1/2″ grove bolts 1/8 inch drill bit to predrill Makita battery operated drill Black and Decker power file 1 1/8 ” Forstner bit
How to build a computer hutch in a BILLY bookshelf
I built my slither out keyboard part firstly. Attached drawer slinks to surface lines of the 10 ” plywood.
Then, I appended 6 ” furring row aligned with the end of 10 ” 1 x 4. I pre-drilled with a 1/8 ” bit into the side of each furring strip.
Next, I lay the other sides of the drawer slip on the inside face of the 1 x 4.
Removed the shelf from the BILLY and attached the move out keyboard upside down on the shelf. For this, I exercised grove pins going through furring pieces and into the bottom of the shelf.
I left about 3 1/2 ” of opening on the left hand place to allow for an electrical opening to be made. That leaves about 2 ” of gap on the right side.
Then I instructed an electrical opening exercising a Forstner bit. It vanished about 6” deep on the shelf and over about 1 1/2″ to the side.
I instructed a flaw using the Forstner bit. Then worked the strength datum to make additional openings in the circular loophole to allow for various categories of supremacy cords to go through.
The additional slots make a cross like opening in the rack. Repeated this for the shelf that will go above the keyboard rack so electrical can reach my Mac Mini.
I varnished all unfinished wood to keep sweat from permeating in.
Electrical cabling for personal computers hutch
I used a 1 1/8 ” Forstner bit and power folder to make a hole at the bottom region of the cabinet to allow the push from my strength piece to be wove through. This keeps the nifty illusion, which I’m looking for with no cabling showing.
To stabilize the pull out keyboard, I bolt on eight L Brackets.( 2 on each death of the highest level of the rack and 2 on each point of the bottom of the shelf harbouring the keyboard .) I did not screw L brackets into the shelf, merely into the inside of the sidewalls of the cabinet.
Last, I did my most terrifying work. Which was cutting into the stationary rack on the BILLY to make room for my monitor.
I measured and proceeded the lines I wanted to cut, lending curves on the recess for appearance and comfort.
After the tailor, I sanded the leading edge and varnished them with a small brushing as a finishing touch.
Finally, here’s how the ended computer hutch in a BILLY looks.
~ Sharon Cozad
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