Building an invisible monitor...


This shelf isn't just any shelf... it also has a monitor inside! Also, make sure you visit to get your internet secure today for less than $3 per month + 3 months completely free!

Original desk PC video:

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Iiyama monitor:
(UK) I'm not sure what this is sold as in other regions. If anyone knows please let me know.

Floating shelf brackets:

Cool custom prism brackets (thanks Joe!):

The hover pen seen on the desk is pretty neat as well:

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  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perksปีที่แล้ว

    FAQ TIME! If any of you have any questions, leave them in this thread and I’ll update it as they are asked :) Q: What tool was used to round the wood corners? A: Here in the UK it’s often called a surform, but rasp is also a common name Q: Isn’t the monitor too high? A: Slightly. It looks more so on video due to the perspective but it’s still pretty comfortable. It was only mounted there for this video anyway and will be moved somewhere else so I’ll make sure to have it slightly lower this time. Q: You’ve made loads of custom PCs… which ones to you actually use? A: Currently I use the brass and leather build for editing at the studio, and the large silent desk PC (the one with the glass front) is at home and used for photo editing and some gaming etc (though to be fair I haven’t played a game since last Christmas so it’s a fringe use case at the moment). Q: Have you considered watercooling the PC itself? A: Yes! I went with air cooling as it’s actually pretty decent (I still need to make some minor tweaks) but I do have plans to try watercooling the thing at some point. Q: Do you plan these videos? I mean do you make blueprints or you just have a general idea what you're gonna do and just make up on the way? A: I pretty much always just have an idea of what I want in my head, and then think through the process needed to get there, and then make it up as I go along. Q: Is making THmy videos your primary/ only job? A: YEP! I’m so grateful that I can do what is basically my hobby as my actual job. Q: Are you from the UK or from the US? A: Very much the UK. Q: Could you use a hydraulic system to lower the monitor in a more controlled way? A: Absolutely! It would make it more difficult to push upwards though, so keep that in mind.

  • TheB3an Plays Games

    TheB3an Plays Games

    19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love this idea, but I was thinking, instead of aluminum paneling underneath, you could use like a frosted acrylic or something for diffusion and add some led strips underneath with a small switch somewhere to remove the need for any desk lamps as well

  • Tuni Le

    Tuni Le

    24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    you should have put a magnet to keep it upward so no need for that wood switch that the screw will one day loose its tightness

  • pierre walter

    pierre walter

    26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    very good idea of the plant to hide cables, i like the result of all your build but i prefer a regular wall mounted stand because i ajust regurlarly my screen

  • Josh Brommeland

    Josh Brommeland

    29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hi, great video, just wanted to let you know, here in Canada and I believe most of North America it is against code to route electrical cables through walls. It voids most home insurance policies. I would highly advise against recommending this as a solution as it puts you in a position of liability.

  • rytram prophet

    rytram prophet


    you ever thought of doing away with the monitor and just using a DLP projector that was part of the desk?

  • Alex Skylex
    Alex Skylex2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    For me you mounted it at the wrong side. You lose a lot of space behind the monitor, will be much better to attach it at the top flipped upside down (face up) But still appreciate your idea and efforts

  • Kevtendo
    Kevtendo5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    reads title, sees it wasn't on April 1st... o.o

  • sSwamz
    sSwamz5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Imagine having this and be like "Yo, rate my gaming set up". You send a picture of what appears to be just a wooden table and shelf.

  • Baby Taco
    Baby Taco20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    the most beatifulest thing on earth!!!!!

  • Daniel C
    Daniel Cวันที่ผ่านมา

    Hi mate, thank you for sharing, you have got some very good ideas, I really like your videos and some of the projects seen here I will try to do home for myself. Please do not take that wrong, usually all the vloggers when have a sponsor for video, do mot use monetisation, I will really apreciate if you will the same. Thank you

  • Engrenage Hackbase
    Engrenage Hackbaseวันที่ผ่านมา

    pretty nice job lad. I would however use a magnet to hold the screen in the "folded" position...

  • Alex Kocher
    Alex Kocherวันที่ผ่านมา

    would be cool to see if you could add a way to make it more adjustable for ergonomics

  • Michel Joseph Cardin
    Michel Joseph Cardinวันที่ผ่านมา

    definition of invisible----unable to be seen; not visible to the eye---definition of hidden---kept out of sight; concealed...Good way of getting 4 million views; I think I'll do the same thing too and see what happens

  • Aiden Harris
    Aiden Harrisวันที่ผ่านมา

    Wires are more beautiful than vines but to each their own preference.

  • akio koh
    akio kohวันที่ผ่านมา

    all fun and games until u play on max display settings and your whole table burns up HAHHAH

  • Puffhell

    Alternative Title: How to hide monitor from cousins.

  • Larry Williams
    Larry Williams2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sorry, but I lost interest the moment he pulled it down from the upper shelf at the 0:32 second mark. Sorry bud. Props to you for coming up with some brilliant ideas, but I was hoping to see a monitor that maybe doesn't have any edges and is completely transparent until turned on or something. I guess the technology isn't far enough advanced for that, though. Still. There's a difference between a monitor being "invisible" and being "hidden".

  • Mathex
    Mathex2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    it is not invisible, i could barely see it

  • Gruby z Gta
    Gruby z Gta2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    can you start saying but instead of boot

  • geniecats
    geniecats3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ahhhhmazing....great project.

  • lonely rapture
    lonely rapture3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this is so clever. I like how calm and clear his voice is when he is telling how how to do stuff. He reminds of the show "how its made" which is a good thing as i always loved that show

  • Gamify Gaming
    Gamify Gaming3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This guys fav material is wood and aliminium

  • CaptainChristof
    CaptainChristof3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    11:47 theres a screw missing, my ocd tempers my rage

  • Telli Epperson
    Telli Epperson3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How can I get u to make me one

  • Ikarobestgamer PvP guy
    Ikarobestgamer PvP guy4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You should really do a extra layer of wood on the table carve it and put your keyboard

  • Edward Carr
    Edward Carr4 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Brett Pickford
    Brett Pickford4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @DIY Perks Cool question and build idea. What do you think about trying to make a invisible or hidden keyboard?

  • Sand Turtle
    Sand Turtle4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think this man is scared of anyone knowing he has a personal computer

  • Josh Wah
    Josh Wah5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why aren't the pot plants stereo speakers?

  • Bankaijutsu
    Bankaijutsu5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This guy has all the aluminium

  • parkon Plays
    parkon Plays5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why don't you make a small hole in the desk and put a opening hing to hide the keyboard and mouse too

  • NotSoBright
    NotSoBright5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Question could you do one where you use a small hidden projector under the shelf for the screen instead of the screen folding down ?

  • Trazyn the infinite Here for ur stuff
    Trazyn the infinite Here for ur stuff5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    in theory you could also put a plain white image on the screen and turn up the brightness and use it as a lamp

  • Heybrine
    Heybrine6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Y'all ever imagined what his house looks like and how his day-to-day life really is?

  • RogueCrowDJL
    RogueCrowDJL6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    when Invisible keyboard and mouse

  • LinkedWolve
    LinkedWolve7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    now all you need is the mouse and keyboard

  • Wico90
    Wico907 วันที่ผ่านมา

    These ideas would be great for tiny homes and rv conversions.

  • LauraExplora
    LauraExplora8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The title should have read hidden, not invisible lol..

  • Mark Lopez
    Mark Lopez8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    nice now build an invisible mouse and keyboard

  • Ivelsuop
    Ivelsuop8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I thought he was going to use a projector.

  • Benq _
    Benq _8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i thought it was invisible

  • Khushvendra Bissa
    Khushvendra Bissa8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Me-gets a sick looking gaming pc with shit ton of RGB and stuff This guy-...

  • HollowsDarkness
    HollowsDarkness9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Now do a duel monitor one >:D

  • The Pavilion
    The Pavilion9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is such a bad idea, 1. Imagine when you want your screen to come down and you accidentally slip or lose your grip, it would fall at a high speed and break those arms made of aluminium because it's not supported by hydraulics. 2. Imagine if you retract it upwards and put something over the size of 30cm like a table lamp with an arm or a tall vase and you lose your grip while opening it, the screen would lunge into the object and shatter the screen. 3. Most people wouldn't retract it, it would just be a gimmick that noone barely uses, it would just be in it's useable position +90% of the time if not more.

  • Taio
    Taio9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I can see it.

  • GT 710
    GT 7109 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Something feels wrong about the look of that.... maybe add a sound bar.....

  • Scoop The Loop
    Scoop The Loop9 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Jesus5728
    Jesus57289 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this guy really loves his aluminium

  • ABM 261
    ABM 26110 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • HeroMaxOne
    HeroMaxOne10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Bruh I want this now

  • Saul Pena
    Saul Pena10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Is it just me or should the monitor have come down the other way so it's closer to the back wall?

  • Aritro
    Aritro10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That fern pot is so beautiful.

  • Max GS
    Max GS11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Id be too lazy to put it back up after the first week

  • daniel der gamer nicht 2.0
    daniel der gamer nicht 2.011 วันที่ผ่านมา

    imma just ask did you work for something with wood

  • Flowerwall
    Flowerwall11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Every time I see the desk I think to myself “it would look better with a pc setup on it.”

  • CYMotorsport
    CYMotorsport12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I only leave this comment mate bc it’s somehow a compliment that this is clickbait and you know what you did here haha but I legitimately expected you had worked out how to blend a monitor in with the background. Like I’m not even mad right now 😂

  • Moonblade 12

    Moonblade 12

    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dude shut up no one with the mentality of a 3 year old would think that the monitor would be truely invisible when used hes not tony stark and doesnt have holograms.

  • Brngsh
    Brngsh12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Love it. One critique: the screen is way too high: the upper side should be at eye level.

  • Tim
    Tim12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That’s genius! One only change I’d make is adding a backup catch just in case the first one fails. It’s pretty scary to hold the whole monitor with only a small piece of wood plus a screw tbh.

  • itai arbel
    itai arbel12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Now make the keyboard and mouse flip up from the bottom of the table... use a thin wooden plate, a hinge and some magnets to hold them upside down without falling...

  • the ghostspider KGS
    the ghostspider KGS12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The only house robbers will walk away confused and empty handed😂 Jokes aside I do really appreciate all the work time and effort you put into your projects it's amazing and every project so far that I've see here is a piece of art hope you Have a nice day sir👍

  • glukgluk glukgluk
    glukgluk glukgluk12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    System76 aesthetics

  • Александр Баско
    Александр Баско12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Great job! Its look fantastic. But you also can make inbuilt LED light into the shelf and get rid of table lamp. Speaker system fit perfectly into the side of shelf. Project realy has a huge potential!

  • Brian Ko
    Brian Ko13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i've just spent the last 3 hours watching these videos lol

  • Kilroy Was Here
    Kilroy Was Here13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    it might be a good idea to add a rail and hinge on both sides of the monitor and not just the one side.

  • Luna Koala
    Luna Koala13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Be careful with those splitters, especially our american friends. Those are 15amps max, that's what the actual plug is designed to handle. A gaming pc (1200w psu) can draw up to 5,2amps on the european grid, but for our 110v american friends that's already almost 11amps. European standard breakers are just 16A anyway, so you'd probably trip the breaker before the splitter melts. But in the US with 20A and 25A breakers not being uncommon.... Just saying because anybody thinks this would be a great way to power a lan party setup, just daisy chain those splitters. On a 110V 20A breaker you'll have a fire before you know it.

  • kodos dim
    kodos dim13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    man i love your videos your insane you have the best ideas you just gained a new subscriber keep up the quality and good content :))

  • Derp
    Derp13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I swear my first impression of him was Tom Scott if he made more computer-based videos. Still an awesome video!

  • elek1ron
    elek1ron13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think it's better to use a gas lift

  • Niranjan .K.S
    Niranjan .K.S13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Who else had no idea that there was a power cable running... 🙋‍♂️

    JJINOO 찌누 ASMR13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    wow amazing

  • No name
    No name13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I bet this men know every work well man

  • Jean Malo
    Jean Malo14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love it...form follows function...stay safe!

  • Moritz
    Moritz14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    By the way, you don't need the aluminum catches at the back. Gravity pulls it down in place either way.

  • egg
    egg14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    its actually (aloo-min-num)

  • Sarcastitone
    Sarcastitone14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Next up from DIY Perks: how to build a kitchen that looks like a bathroom.

  • Callum Earle
    Callum Earle14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Excellent as always, I'm thinking of doing this with one different, I might make it so the monitor faces upward when stored and folds down to sit at the back/rear side of the shelf near to the wall therefore being further from the viewer (more desk space) and also I can then put a cover on the back so it would be completely hidden when in the stowed position :)

  • Roberta Cristina
    Roberta Cristina14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    diy perks: this is easy to build me: it fuckin costs 1000 dolars diy perks: oh

  • Test Subject 7103
    Test Subject 710314 วันที่ผ่านมา

    imaging banging your desk out of rage and break your components

  • regularperson
    regularperson14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    that is an obtrusively large shelf. ngl

  • SAM 00
    SAM 0014 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • fishpotpete
    fishpotpete15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Nice concept. But it seems to be in a pretty high position for long term use. If it could be adjusted down, then you'd have a 100% winner.

  • No
    No15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love this stuff, but the lack of modularity hurts. I just quit even wire organizing cause it's just more of a pain to chang elater.

  • Jason VonIrsik
    Jason VonIrsik15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Looks great.

  • enda ingat
    enda ingat15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Well then how do you hide the mouse and keyboard?

  • Gordon Freeman
    Gordon Freeman15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    moto of this channel should be changed to "lets build it.... if you have a garage full of tools, many supplies and an engineering degree!"

  • fly.w4vy
    fly.w4vy15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I can't help but laugh when you're real accent comes through when you say certain words bro. I could be wrong however but is it a Barnsley accent? Nice work btw and I'm seriously considering attempting both the desk build and the monitor shelf build. I'm just wondering though if you have come up with a solution for the mouse and keyboard since you made these videos please? Thanks again for sharing. 😎

  • Usama Kahoot
    Usama Kahoot15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You're amazing man❤️

  • D Devil
    D Devil15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The one big problem with this setup is it's adjustability. There's a reason why people buy those big ol' monitor arms - ergonomics. If you don't care about ergonomics, this would be very nice indeed.

  • Oka Kar Aung
    Oka Kar Aung15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This guy is living in the future!

  • Brendan Wood
    Brendan Wood15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thieves offer no peace of mind; even if your stuff is hard to steal. Great build BTW!

  • Myk Truyen
    Myk Truyen16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    it looks nice but the monitor is too close to your face.

  • MiniKiller3511
    MiniKiller351116 วันที่ผ่านมา

    even if you know the monitor or computer is there, how tf r u supposed to steal it discreetly

  • Ruben Ramos
    Ruben Ramos16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    would it be possible to git in Both Platforms? like Xbox and PS5 that would be the single greatest desk ever!

  • SlowPCGaming
    SlowPCGaming16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I was sure you'd use pop-up short throw 4k LG laser projector modules mounted to either ends of the desk or the overhanging wood. Have them project onto an automatic rolling projection screen that rises or lowers into place in sync with the full emergence of the laser projection pods. It would have been so much cooler and easier to tackle than this method.

  • )Peron1-MC(
    )Peron1-MC(16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    can confirm, i didnt realise the cable ran through the draping plants before you brought it up :)

  • Peter W
    Peter W16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this isnt linus

  • Easy Yummy Healthy
    Easy Yummy Healthy16 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Artūras Rimkus
    Artūras Rimkus16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Very good idea 😉

  • xpehkto
    xpehkto16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A hint for somebody who is going to repeat this for a party trick instead of aesthetics: instead of concealing wires with plants, you can mount some spotlights on the shelf, so the wires would look justified.

  • Overt Erre
    Overt Erre16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What i LOVE about this channel is that the builds are great an elegant, but i can always see ways to improve them, however slightly. In this one i would add two thin pieces of aluminum running down from the VESA in the back down to the base of the monitor, with a mechanical connector to secure the monitor to the shelf on the inside. Wire the connector release to a hidden button on the front side of the shelf. Next i'd dampen the foldable legs. The end result is that lightly touching the side of the shelf in the right spot would release the monitor, which would gently fall into place. An obvious next addiction is to make the monitor fold back up on its own as well.... endless fun for this type of project!

  • Range `
    Range `16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    For a sec, I thought you would go with a projector in the top shelf, very nice thou.

  • Ruhaan Reddy
    Ruhaan Reddy16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dude your builds are so good that even my gaming laptop with GeForce RTX seems lame.

  • maDDim
    maDDim16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    In order for the nuts do not unscrew use locking nuts together with washers.

  • Властелин Кала
    Властелин Кала16 วันที่ผ่านมา