Work Station

Published on August 24th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Cozy workstation for tiny alcove

Joseph Rosario sneaks in a desk in a tight alcove, balancing one end on top of a Mikael drawer unit.

“I was looking for a desk to fit in this small alcove where a small tv stand used to sit. Originally I wanted to go for something big and simple (like the big Mikael desk with glass top). But the 47″ width that I had to work with drastically narrowed down the selection of desks I could choose from. Finally I found that I could just barely fit the Vika Amon table top. For some added storage, I was going to sit one half of the table top on the Mikael drawer unit (w/o casters), and the other half with Vika curry legs. But the height sizes didn’t match properly, and the table top would fall rather short. So I opted to raise it with two Vika adjustable legs and Capita legs. It brought the desk up to a very comfortable 30″. Paired with a Fagrabo red Patrik visitor chair, my workstation is complete. The desk components added up to $20 + $60 + $15(x2) + $10 = $120. Not too shabby.”

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to Cozy workstation for tiny alcove

  1. gilliebean says:

    And it’s pretty too! Well done!

  2. joe says:

    @scottythered: There are two of them supporting the right side of the desk. (grey in color)

  3. scottythered says:

    I must be missing something… where do the two Vika adjustable legs come into this? I do not see them in the pics.

  4. Dina Fragola says:

    Wonderful and clever use of space!

  5. Tien says:

    Consider a large graphic vinyl 1, 2, and 3 for your drawers instead of actually spelling them out. That kind of stuck out for me…

    The rest, though, is really nice.

  6. joe says:

    After building it, I realized that 2 would have been sufficient, but I ended up liking the look of using all 4.

  7. Wow, what a great work space ~ small and compact yet plenty of storage and a window to boot. Great idea, thanks for sharing.


  8. Anonymous says:

    Why not just two of the short legs atop the file?

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