Published on February 20th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Gallant Standing Desk

Materials: 1 Gallant Desk 120cm x 60 cm, 1 Gallant Table Top (No Frame) 120cm x 60cm, 4 Ekby Tore Brackets, 4 5/8″ Flathead Wood Screws. Carpenter’s Square and Level (Optional)

Description: This is as simple as it gets.

Ekby Tore Height: 8 5/8″

1. Figure out what your preferred standing tabletop height height is, the Ekby Tore bracket and second Gallant tabletop add 8 5/8″ so adjust the table legs accordingly.

2. Assemble the Gallant Desk as normal.

3. Position the Ekby Tore brackets around 8″ from the edges of the tabletop, square them up using the carpenter’s square and tighten with the supplied allen key.

4. Place the second tabletop on the Ekby Tore brackets, true up to the bottom tabletop using the level, once you are happy with the alignment, secure the second table top to the brackets with the wood screws.

~ Igor Schneider, Montreal, Canada

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to Gallant Standing Desk

  1. Chris says:

    Nicole, I have this setup and can comment a bit. I used this with an iMac for a year and it worked pretty well. I did end up adding a 5th bracket to the front middle of the desk because the top was bowing. I am guessing due to me leaning on it. The desk always felt sturdy, and I never felt worried about having thousands of dollars of equipment on top of it.

  2. Nicole says:

    I know this post is pretty old, but I just stumbled across it now and I’m wondering if you could answer a question about the weight capacity of the ekby tore brackets. I know the IKEA site says 33 lb limit, but I presume that is for 1 bracket…and since you have 2 on each side of the table top, would you say that it is increased? Obviously you don’t have that much stuff on the top level….but does it feel sturdy if you lean your weight onto it slightly? Any input you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!!

  3. Just made this desk for myself and it is perfect height. Also, it’s more sturdy and space saving than some involving the use of bookcases. The directions are brief and helpful with the photos adding clarity. I used a T-legs, Galant desk from Craig’s List with a second table top plus the Ekby brackets purchased new from Ikea. I have a sturdy, standing height desk in a day with relatively low cash spent.

  4. Jules says:

    Thanks Anon, I’ve amended the name. :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hoping to be helpful – the first mention of the bracket name is correct, but then “ekby” switches to “elby” for the rest of the post. If i hadn’t spent the past week scouring the ikea catalog, i might not have found the “elby” brackets I was looking for. ;-)

  6. Jack says:

    Is the monitor stand also a hack? If not, where did you buy it?

  7. Keter says:

    I like the idea of the standing desk and this one looks sturdy enough (some I’ve seen are kinda scary). The only thing I would add is some cable management and concealment…examples of that have appeared previously on Ikea Hackers.

  8. just found your blog and added to my rss. I LOVE Ikea and this looks like a cool site. i wasnt aware anyone loved ikea as much as I do! this gallent desk one looks good for a start

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