Published on February 29th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker8
a desk with lots of storage space
ellzrae shares a bedroom with her sis who has one too many things. when they decided to renovate their bedroom, top on their list were a desk and a lot more storage space. here’s what they cooked up on a budget.
she writes, “we looked thru ikea, and we both liked the vika amon/vika annefors table. only problem was it was too expensive. so i went ikea shopping and found 2 faktum/akurum kitchen base cabinets at as-is. then i bought a vika table top and put 2 L-brackets to hold the table top to the cabinet tops.
we looked through ikea for nice inexpensive shelves, but could only find lack shelves which did not seem strong enough to hold up stuff. so it was back to the drawing board for me. after looking through various measurements, i concluded that we could add some trones shoe cabinets (to use as storage) at the left side and 3 faktum fan cabinets at the top of the desk.
attached a noticeboard, a magnetic strip and non lights to the wall. the result may not be as elegant, but it shows what a little planning can achieve for a small budget. i love the desk and for once, all her clutter goes where it ought to be – hidden.
word of caution though: pay to have someone professional mount the wall cabinets. we had one of them fall down! too short screws, wrong plug, lazy drilling.”