DIY IKEA Franken-Desk: Storage And Space In A Sharp-Looking Package

DIY IKEA Franken-Desk: Storage And Space In A Sharp-Looking Package

Building your own desk doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when a place like IKEA already has the parts you need to assemble a sharp and functional workspace. This IKEA hack combines four or five different IKEA products, including plenty of storage and a lifted desk surface.

We’ve been hard-pressed to see a really stellar IKEA desk since the now-discontinued IKEA Jerker, but this one is pretty good. It combines the storage of the IKEA Stolmen ($100 each) drawers with the space of the Vika Amon tabletop (prices vary with size), and finishes it off with Capita brackets ($35/pack) and legs ($30/pack).

Put the whole thing together, and you have a pretty and functional package, and the best part is that you likely won’t need more than the tools that come with your IKEA parts to assemble it. It’s not the cheapest desk on the market, but it’s a great example of how a little creativity and some off-the-shelf products can go a long way. What do you think? Would you change the design? Use longer legs and make it a standing desk? Let us know in the comments.

Creative Ikea Desk [IKEA Hackers]


  • I made a similar looking setup for $60. My dad had an old solid core door, in which I drilled cable holes and painted black. I bought two file cabinets with busted locks from an office supply recycler for $60, put the door on top and I have had a large, solid desk with plenty of storage for many years now.

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