Floating Desk EXTRAS
The floating desk is not the only new DIY project in the MDP studio. We added a few other pieces to bring additional functionality and fun to the space.
Desk Accessory Cups
Watch the video above to see how these came together.
We took advantage of the spaces between the desk top slats to add two custom accessory cups. Nothing fancy--they are nothing more than spray painted plastic cups from the dollar store, but we added functionality to them with an angle bracket on the bottom.
Sugru was used to attach the brackets to the bottom as well as to “beautify” the cup to hold glasses. The bracket allows the cups to be placed securely onto the desk without falling over.
Look for these angle brackets near the building supplies. There are all kinds of cool galvanized gizmos to choose from for “out of the box” thinkers.
New Brass Light Shade
Watch the video above to see this come together.
Centered above the desk is a hanging light. The fixture is from Ikea; the shade is a thrifted find. Steph wanted the two to securely fit together so we knew this was another job for Sugru!
Steph was able to use the plastic connector that came with her original shade on her new brass shade. She first tried using duct tape to attach it but that didn't look good or hold well so she tried Sugru.
In this fix, we didn’t even have to let it dry before hanging the shade as it could just dry in place. Sugru was the perfect glue to use for this awkward job.
Steph doesn’t just use one monitor—she has two! She made a monitor stand out of a thrifted wood slice and four spacers upcycled from an old deconstructed desk. Again, Sugru proved to be the right “glue” for this project.
Since the slice of wood was not perfectly flat the spacers needed to be glued onto the board at slightly different heights in order for the finished stand to be level.
Four equal size balls of Sugru were made, but by pushing some flatter between the wood slice and spacers than the others, the wood slice was kept level.
Vintage Radio for Modern Tech
If you’re new to the blog you may be wondering why there is a vintage radio on the desk. This old piece of technology actually hides and provides functionality for some very current technology. Check out this blog post to see the “inside” story!
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