Published on January 2nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Expedit/Vika Amon Desk

Materials: Expedit Shelving Unit, Vika Amon Table Top & Capita 4″ Legs

Description: Originally intended to be a DJ/Media center for music and podcasting. The concept was to use a hack posted last year (Expedit Standing Desk).

Unfortunately the desk was way too large for our space and ingenuity came into play.

What I did was use the Expedit Shelving Units as the base (side by side) of the desk then placed a Vika Amon 59″ Table Top across the top. Not a hack… Besides the bar chair we purchased was too high and wouldn’t fit properly under the desk top or with someone seated.

I then used the 4″ Capita legs I had originally intended to use and placed them under the table top creating an elevated platform that allows the chair and user to sit under comfortable as well.

~ Peter, Florida

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14 Responses to Expedit/Vika Amon Desk

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing Peter! I built the same desk but used 6″ capita legs instead so I could fit a keyboard tray.

  2. Adam says:

    hey if you would please provide the links of the different pieces you used to make this. This is exaclty what i was looking to build, thanks a lot! :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks sweet. Anyone knows the name of those desktop speakers btw?

    • peterocc says:

      Speakers are Klipsch Quintet III. They are actually part of my 5.1 surround sound. Since we’ve moved to a smaller space with higher walls it was difficult to mount the speakers w/out cables showing so I decided to use the speakers for music.

  4. Jmolina says:

    The piece on the end with the baskets, where did you get it or did you build it? I like this whole look! it’s exactly what I am looking for!

  5. Glad you posted this because I’m planning a similar design. It’s reassuring to see that yours works and looks good.

    Question: Are your Capita legs attached on both sides (to both the Expedit shelving units and the Vika Amon table top), or is one side simply resting? Is it sturdy?

    • peterocc says:

      Initially I left the legs unattached in case I needed to move things around. Since the post I have attached the legs to the bottom pieces with the screws that came with them.

    • Anonymous says:

      Peter really nice work! What is the overall height of the desk to the top of the table? I am 6’4″ and want to see if the height as you built it would work for me standing.

    • Anonymous says:

      How did you attach the legs to the table on top of it? I’ve seen posts where they used the Capita brackets and that works fine, but those are not available, so I got the capita legs..

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just want Traktor Kontrol S2, keep with the desk! ;D

  7. Anonymous says:

    looks awesome :) this is clearly an inspiration :)

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