Gigantic Hacked IKEA Numerar Computer Desk

Gigantic Hacked IKEA Numerar Computer Desk

Range Govindan
Jul 12, 2010

We've recently asked you how big or short your home desk was, the one you use to work on your computer, but for some people, small desks just don't work. Also, a lot of larger desks tend to be very wide, which makes it hard to find a suitable place for them in your home. Thankfully, you can easily hack some IKEA furniture to make a giant desk that has a small footprint.

If you need a large desk for your home office, then it's a good idea to look at countertops from a variety of shops. IKEA has got quite a few and the Numerar is one of the largest available that we think will fit in most places. It's actually a kitchen countertop, so it will work well. If you buy it new, it will set you back $80.

The biggest version is 96" long. Oscar from the Netherlands needed a big desk, so that he could work on it with his girlfriend at the same time. They opted for a Numerar countertop with a Vika Kaj adjustable desk. They mounted the countertop on the wall, which was a great solution since it allowed them to create an effective cable management system, though it would probably be a good idea to add another Vike Kaj leg in the back of this, just to ensure the stability of the resulting table.

Other options would include using a table trestle like the Vika Artur. On top of adding some much needed shelving, this trestle would allow you to get creating with some more cable management. The Vika Leif would also be an interesting addition. It's very svelte and modern and would suit a home office well.

[via Ikeahacker, photos by Oscar]

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