If you are like us, you may not complete a typical hardware project all at once. If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated workbench for your hacking activities, this is not necessarily a problem; you just need to leave the current project there and prepare to continue when you have time. However, if you or your roommate also need to use the same table for other tasks, this is not always a viable option.
[!BATTA!] Encountered this problem at IKEAhackers, and built a Complete electronic workstation in the closetThe basis of this project is a storage unit called PAX, which is designed to store clothes and shoes, but it can also be used with project boxes. [!BATTA!] Various shelves and drawers were installed to organize their collection of boxes and tools.
Not satisfied with simple storage, [!BATTA!] It was decided to add a workbench, using a sturdy sliding tray with a work surface and a reinforced back panel to hold the parts box. A metal bracket was added to prevent shaking, and the entire structure was bolted to the wall to prevent it from tipping over. When the workbench is not in use, the tray simply slides into the interior so that the door can be closed for a beautiful, clean appearance.
We really like the many clever storage solutions that are distributed around the work area, such as magnetic tracks for fixing hand tools and “honeycomb” PVC pipes for storing cables. Compact LED strips provide suitable lighting, while power strips with power supplies and USB sockets bring vitality to tools and projects.
Remodeling IKEA furniture is nothing new. We have seen them become arcade cabinets and MP3 players. We also introduced several well-organized workspaces, but none of them are as compact as this one.thanks [IrregularShed] tip.