AT Email: Great DIY Ikea Desk Tip for Home or Office - 2.11.08

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February 11, 2008

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Over the weekend I had the distinction of assembling six desks for our expanding new office space.  While many may think of turning to desks from any one of a number of office stores when in need of good workspace, I am fond of a totally alternative solution that works well in home or office.

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IKEA sells desks, but they are usually chipboard and melamine. They also sell solid wood counter tops, called Pronomen that come in many widths and lengths, so that you can make your desk as big as you want. Pronomen are solid beech tops that are strong and heavy. They can also be painted or oiled to suit.  A good basic desk size of 50x25 will run you $49.

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For legs I use Vika Inge, which were designed by the amazing Olle Lundberg (see link below). They are chic and simple AND will only run you $12 for each one. 

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This means you can get yourself a really nice modern desk that isn’t made out of crap for $98.  And if you want to do an office, it gets even better.  We did six big 73” long desks for $650, assembled them in about two hours and we’re done!

Best, Maxwell

DESK LINKS

>> Best Products: Ikea Countertop With Vika Legs

>> How To Assemble Slideshow

>> PRONOMEN link at IKEA

>> VIKA INGE link at IKEA

>> Olle Lundberg's Cabin

 

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