Work Station

Published on February 13th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Big red standing desk

Big red standing desk

Materials: 2x Vika Amon table top, 4x Vika Byske legs, 8x Capita legs, 1x Ekby Laiva shelf

Description: The base of this hack is a Vika Amon table with Vika Byske legs fully extended. They form the base layer for the storage area. The desktop itself is a Vika Amon table with 8″ Capita legs. I chose red because it was the least expensive table top color.

On top of the desk I have an Ekby Laiva shelf with capita legs as a monitor stand.

~ Allan, Vancouver, BC

More hacks on

Karlstad Swings
A hybrid of three previous IkeaHacker standing desks

The Author

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".

7 Responses to Big red standing desk

  1. flyscan says:

    Love the design. Made my own switching the CAPITA legs on the top shelf for a CAPITA bracket.

    I’m aprox 1790mm high and find a desk height of between 1100mm and 1150mm desk to be suitable.

    Built list items:
    2 * VIKA AMON
    4 * VIKA KAJ
    CAPITA Leg
    CAPITA Bracket
    EKBY HEMNES (i think, it’s the top shelf)
    8 * 15mm screws for the top shelf

  2. Anonymous says:

    nice. so when you rest your elbows while standing they rest on the top shelf? how high is that? thanks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can’t stand Vika Byske vibrating noise anymore. There must be a way to make each of them one unique piece instead of two sliding parts. I tested other legs today at the store, plastic ones were definitely more quiet even when frankly shaking them.

  4. Allan says:

    Hi anonymous. In response to your question: I used the prefabricated drill holes to attach the table top and the capita legs. When drill holes weren’t available, I made them.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love it! I love the red as well.

  6. Anonymous says:

    nice work! i would like to know if and how you fixed the capita legs in the lower part. i mean, in the upper part you fix them with 4 screws, but in the lower part there are no screws to fix em. i hope my english is good enough to let you understand what i mean. thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Back to Top ↑