Numerar Office

Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Butcher Block = Perfect Double Desk





Materials: Numerar 96″ countertop, Vika Alex drawer thing that used to hold up my old craft table, and six Vika Moliden legs

Description: The perfect desk for two people sharing an office is a desk long enough to be their work space, but also visibly divided so they don’t encroach on each other’s tabletop turf (which, ahem, is what my husband tends to do).

I was worried about weight distribution because the butcher block weighs about 200 pounds, so I was originally going to use eight legs to hold it up. But that was super duper aesthetically displeasing, and I was psyched to remember that we still had that white drawer unit.

So I put four legs in the back, two in the front, and anchored the front more with the drawers. The butcher block comes raw, since it’s intended for kitchen use, so I sealed it with four or five layers of water-based poly. Also, all the cables and modems and surge protectors and things are hanging off the underside of the tabletop in the back, dangling from screw hooks, which keeps them off the floor and makes them nearly invisible from most vantage points in the room.

See more of the butcher block double desk.

~ Anna, Philadelphia

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8 Responses to Butcher Block = Perfect Double Desk

  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    i used the lagan countertop for something similar., Benefits of lagan are that it is lighter, significantly cheaper, and still very sturdy. Did the same polyurethaning. Only problem with lagan is availability because it sells out so often.

  3. teal&orange says:

    where is that rug from??

  4. Anonymous says:

    Anna, it’s beautiful. Unfortunately you’re using Windows :-(

  5. Anonymous says:

    already did that and stained it 3 years ago. Nothing new

  6. Anonymous says:

    Great job. Looks fantastic and that is a great use of the drawer.

    But seriously, where is that rug from?

  7. Anonymous says:

    What lamps are those? They’re gorgeous

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow, awesome job! You have inspired us to do the same thing in our 2-person study. Thank you for sharing this!

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