Capita creativedesk

Published on May 23rd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Creative IKEA desk

Materials: Stolmen, Capita, Vika Amon

Description: Use two Stolmen chests, with Capita legs, and four Capita bracket and one Vika Amon.

~ Pasquier Nicholas, Nantes – France

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Jules Yap

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31 Responses to Creative IKEA desk

  1. davidzafer says:

    What did you use for the two horizontal bars at the back? Please reply to me ASAP as i’m currently making this desk and just noticed the bars!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    This looks great but the total cost is £189!

    Table Top: £7
    Brackets: 2 x £10
    Chests: 2x £70
    Legs: 2 x £11

    If you could replace the chests which make up the priciest bit for something cheaper you could make an awesome desk for very little

  3. Richard says:

    I think you could eliminate the two rear horizontal bars by adding two more capita brackets at the inside rear corners of the chests facing in towards the center.

  4. Magnus says:

    What chair is that?

  5. Magnus says:

    How many cm between the chests? = how long are the bars?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bethany, I’m sure that the monitor is just the second display of the laptop.

  7. Bethany says:

    In the picture, there is a monitor, but where is the CPU that goes with it?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Très ingénieux !

  9. 2chance says:

    Ottimo lavoro!!! Very nice :)

  10. Talisan says:

    Please, you have a superb design which details everything except the two cross bars which appear to be vital. Might you include the item names for these?

    Much appreciated.

  11. Anonymous says:

    what Length is that top panel? is that the 78″, 59″, 47″, or 39″

    I would assume its the 78″ Vika, since the drawers are 21″ wide each, but im not sure.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic idea and amazing design – this will definitely be making an appearance in my new office! One small point. In the actual image there are 4 feet per unit on each side, in the instructions there are 2 – and I think all 4 are probably required. Just a heads up so no-one is disappointed when they grab the shopping list but need to make a return trip to Ikea.

    Again, simply amazing – I love this idea.

  13. Ken K says:

    For the rods, I would consider using a threaded rod and then put a shower road over top of it (assuming the lengths work out for the section of shower rod)

  14. Ken K says:

    4″ Capita legs put the desk at 29.875″ or 75.9cm
    6″ Capita legs put the desk at 31.875″ or 81 cm
    8″ Capita legs put the desk at 33.875″ or 86 cm

    Typical desk height is 30-32″. Any desk with a keyboard drawer, the drawer is normally at a 27″ height.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Ingegnoso! E soprattutto ben illustrata la procedura di costruzione!

  16. It would be awesome to see the desktop as frosted/tempered glass, so one could work on photo’s, layouts…etc.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I love this hack! However, I notice that there’s a part not mentioned. What are the two rods shown at the back of the desk, between the stolmen chests? I’m not sure if those pieces are necessary or simply decorative.

  18. Anonymous says:

    i was wondering the same thing. the tabletop is ca. 91-92 cm in heigth. nice.

  19. Anonymous says:

    On the Capita Legs – which height are those in this mod?

  20. LegZ says:

    Belle composition !

  21. Anonymous says:

    So true: Light, Spacious and Functional. Love it!

  22. Paula says:

    I would love to see the rest of the house ;) looks amazing!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Très réussi, bravo.

    Excellent idea!

  24. amvance says:

    I’m stealing this idea!

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