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Published on February 13th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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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

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7 Responses to Big red standing desk

  1. 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

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love it! I love the red as well.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Anonymous says:

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

  6. 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 http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/60162221/
    4 * VIKA KAJ http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/20167782/
    CAPITA Leg http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/20049538/
    CAPITA Bracket http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/50173654/
    EKBY HEMNES (i think, it’s the top shelf) http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/50179873/#/50179873
    8 * 15mm screws for the top shelf

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