Work Station

Published on July 30th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Counter height built in desk

Materials: Ikea Door and Shelf brackets

Description: I was looking to install a counter height desk in the odd space in my sunroom. I looked into the price of wood and paint and brackets and it seems to be a bit much for what I wanted.

I ended up at Ikea and found a cabinet door, covered in white veneer (perfect for a desk-top) that was even the perfect measurement. I installed 4 large wall brackets to the wall using heavy duty wall anchors and then used construction adhesive to mount the door on top of them (this was to avoid having screw holes on the desk top.

I am so happy with the outcome!

~ Brittany

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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".

5 Responses to Counter height built in desk

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great Job. I must ask – what was the name of the cabinet door you used?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I agree with other posters that this is an incredibly elegant and inexpensive solution. I love how simple it is!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks great! Inexpensive, simple, ingenious solution.

  4. Great desk with storage underneath. Wonderful work area!!

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