Thomas says, "Searching for a desk for my workplace was very hard and I could not find anything which fitted my new apartment." So he came up with a clever solution of using IKEA's BESTA storage systems and a custom countertop to create a large amount of storage without sacrificing desk space.
The countertop itself is a high gloss Personlig with a stainless steel border at 7.6 cm height (about 3 inch).
The length of the countertop is derived from the size of the Besta racks: For this one the depth of the racks at the wall and the three Besta racks at the front are all together 228 cm (about 7.5 feet). The depth depends on the gap between the wall mounted racks, in my case 100 cm (about 3.3 feet).
[via IKEA Hacker]