Published on May 19th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Recipe Bar/ Planning Desk

Materials: Ikea Vika Annefors, Ikea Vika Amon, Ikea Capita Legs

Description: I like to cook and have amassed a large collection of cookbooks over the years. We had been looking for a way to make a Recipe Bar and/or Kitchen Planning Desk for a while, but we didn’t want to spend a lot of money. This is where the IKEA as-is section came to the rescue.

We started with the Vika Annefors storage piece and simply elevated it to bar height by attaching Capita legs. Then we attached the Vika Amon tabletop. The tabletop was cut short to our desired length and then a 2×2 was used as a ledger board to secure it on the wall.

Ta-da! Instant planning desk and recipe storage! Thanks to the as-is section, we spent a grand total of $60 on this project. We still need to add some trim and finishing touches, but we still really really love it.

~ Heather Conley, Newport, KY

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Recipe Bar/ Planning Desk

  1. DMBY says:

    This looks awesome and is almost exactly like the CB2 Sidecar High Dining Table ( that I was recently coveting. However, that one costs $400, and I knew I could do better! I can’t wait to make my own version, with your hack as a baseline. Thanks!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Esto que es??

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is brilliant! I love that its for your kitchen, but also like that I could translate this into my office space ( I just got rid of a behemoth of a desk that collected any thing and everything, so this could be raised and used for my laptop! )

    Again awesome hack!

  4. Michelle says:

    I love seeing people do things to their homes that is useful to them, I want a recipe bench!

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