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Published on February 29th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


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.”

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to a desk with lots of storage space

  1. Anonymous says:

    that tabletop says it needs an extra leg (like in the original combo table. Do you think this is sturdy enough without a third leg in the mid-back?

  2. Jules says:

    anon, ikea used to sell that glass noticeboard. not sure what it’s called though.

  3. Jess says:

    nice ideas! Thanks!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey Jules,

    I’m wondering where I can get the noticeboard. I really love it.


  5. Reugenk says:

    It’s useful for me. Thanks.

  6. souvenir kattunge says:

    Great hack!

    Although sometimes professionals are over rated. We recently had construction done in our flat and they took down our old coat rack and put up a new one that fell off the wall TWICE. We thought they would put in better/proper plugs the second time they put the coat rack up but it came down again. We just told them not to put it up anymore.

  7. Maureen says:

    Great work on bringing even Ikea prices down lower for a creative redo.

  8. Jude says:

    This has got to be one of my favourite hacks yet. Very clever!

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