Published on October 7th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker


High-end floating desk and built in. Low end price,

Materials: BESTA cabinets NUMERAR counter tops

Description: It has always bothered me that if you wanted to do a built-in at a custom size you cant use the Besta products which have the best finishes.

After some inspecting of the way the Besta units were put together I figured out that you could hack it so it would look finished and still be able to fit perfect into.

If you cut each end cabinet and hanging track and put the rough ends against the walls you can have a perfect built-in look.

The same can be done with the Numerar counter tops to use as a floating desk.

For full instructions see my full post on my blog.

~ Gene, Brooklyn

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Jules IKEAHacker

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

20 Responses to High-end floating desk and built in. Low end price,

  1. DJinny says:

    Nice fresh room!! Nice hack! and ohhhh so nice chairs!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ohhh, I scoff at people who “love” chairs … but you’ve made me see the light. What are they – educate me!

    (And yes, absolutely beautiful room :-)


  3. mike says:

    I kind of like this Blog – but I have to say – there exists a lot of bad hacks and bad pictures of hacks. Not in this case – both are well done.

  4. Watty says:

    I think you’ve just decorated my office I’ve been waiting for over a year now. Thank you!

  5. Anonymous says:

    S T U N N I N G ! ! !

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ain’t that a bit close to the screen?

  7. thank you vey much nice post

  8. Anonymous says:

    How did you attach it to the wall?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone have the instructions to this project?

  10. Anonymous says:

    where can I find instructions for this project? The original link is dead.

  11. Renee says:

    I’m looking for these instructions as well. Broken link to blog. Anyone? Or, can anyone else provide tips for doing it? I’m not particularly handy. :-)

  12. Anonymous says:

    does anyone have instructions, or tips for this project? Thanks in advance.

  13. This is perfect and exactly what I was looking for – but the link is dead. Is there a working link?

  14. As says:

    Does anyone know who the artist is of the large canvas I. The last picture?

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is great….but does anyone has instructions? The original website is dead :(

  16. Anonymous says:

    Really loving the big poster. Was this made by yourself or bought? Really love to get my hands on one.

    Really awesome atmosphere btw.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the link!!

  18. The chair is an Eames office chair. I’m sorry to say I love chairs :)

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