Pax schtand+und+vorkin

Published on July 23rd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Der Schtandund Vorkin

Materials: PAX wardrobe door

Description: Ladies and gentlemen, this is Der Schtandund Vorkin: a highly mobile, ultra convertible standing desk. The table top is made from a red Ikea Pax wardrobe door and is supported by finely sanded and finished poplar.

The legs are Speed-Rail bars, mounted onto speedy castors. The desk is custom sized to the worker and suitable to those who would rather stand at a bar during their labor hours.

The upright standing orientation provides the worker with increased creative flow of ideas from brain to fingertips and is not intended for seat sitters (though it will accommodate a bar stool).

This particular model is equipped with a computer machine rail on top, a fire extinguisher below and a side mounted drummer’s practice pad. (middle management options include crash cymbal)

The Speedy castors are for when the worker is asked to quickly vacate the office.
Execution was simple:
1. Measure worker (legs and arms).
2. Cut speedrail to spec.
3. drill (16) holes into work surface.
4. Mount and tighten bolts.
5. Roll in front of worker.

There is work!
Maybe by Whiskey Tango Creative

~ Whiskey Tango Jeremy, Times Square NYC

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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".

20 Responses to Der Schtandund Vorkin

  1. Nate says:

    I know this is an old post but I am new to the site. The desk is simple but nice however I am more interested in the laptop/monitor stand you have in the first picture. Can you tell me where I can find that unit?


  2. Anonymous says:

    I thought a speed rail was the liquor bottle holder behind a bar. Not familiar with the term as it applies to pipes – looks like 1.5″ pipe that you get custom cut at home depot. I priced this out before, it gets pretty expensive.

  3. chris says:

    Where do I get Speed-Rail bars?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Freuet euch! Diese Workstation wird unser Land wieder stark!

    • Anonymous says:

      Before writing in “German” you might want to study its grammar.
      Obviously Germany is NOT your country.

  5. Anonymous says:

    They ARE back. In a good way too.:-) They’re bailing out the rest of the Eu as we’re speaking…

  6. Anonymous says:

    All you need to know about German is that they will be back. Period.
    You’d rather enjoy this masterpiece of furniture.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Can you explain how the monitors are fixed?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Nein. “Arbieten” ist “Work”. ;)

  9. Anonymous says:

    my guess for “Vorkin” is working

  10. Darius says:

    i would like to know about the base and where to get it?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ann, I too have been wondering about a possible german origin of the name. Schtandund could be a misspelled form of “Standund” which would mean “standing-and”. The origin or meaning of Vorkin however, remains a mystery to me. So, your education has not been “für die Katz”. :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Is the name “Der Schtandund” supposed to be Geman? If so, my Masters in German lit. has been “für Nichts und Wiedernichts”.


  13. Anonymous says:

    Curious as to the total cost of the parts. A breakdown would be great.

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