Work Station IKEA+Vika

Published on October 27th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Minimal Desk with VIKA Molinden Legs

Materials: 2x Vika Moliden – Underframe, 2x Vika Moliden – Leg

Description: For my studio office, I required a wide enough desk to accommodate my laptop, a secondary big screen and a flatbed scanner while leaving some additional room for paperwork. The desk had to look minimal and contemporary, and also fit my small sized office (4mx4m), and not cost a fortune.

Immediately after checking the table tops and legs section of the Ikea store in Kuwait, I realized that they either came too small, or too big for my purpose. It was then that I decided to take the leg combination I liked the most and hack it with a custom-made table top into the desk I need.

I liked the Vika Moliden leg and decided to use the underframe versions to support the table top at both ends. Since wire-management was of importance to me, I came up with an elegant and easy solution to wire all my equipment and keep my desk clean and minimal. I decided to split the table top all along its width by 2.5 cm (just enough to pass through the wire-ends). To keep the tops from falling in, I cut and welded two Vika Moliden legs along the top side of the underframe version to make a complete square rather than a U shape at both ends of the two wooden tops. The Tops were made thicker by stacking layers of Oak wood-boards with glue and nails, then finished with a dark-brown paint.

~ Faisal Alawadhi, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Jules Yap

"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".

4 Responses to Minimal Desk with VIKA Molinden Legs

  1. Anonymous says:

    Did the exact same thing using 4 legs and 4 foot x 16inch shelf from Lowes, nice clean simple looking desk

  2. yellosab says:

    Sometimes it’s not the actual hack, but just seeing other products and getting ideas on whatelse to use… thanks for Vika ;-) )

  3. mobeldesign says:

    Great idea having space betweeen the top board for cable managment!! Simple and elegant solution.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very nice and clean, I love it!

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