Published on November 5th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Toddler desks

Materials: Vika Amon, Molger

Description: We needed two desks for our toddler girls — they were 2 and 4 at the time — but no one makes anything simple at the right height. I didn’t want anything with too much bulk to it.

This hack is really simple — just use the Vika Amon top. It’s $5.99, easy to clean, and cheap enough to even be disposable. Ours have been great for 2 years, the kids even climb on them.

After searching the entire web site for hours, I finally found a great option for legs — the Molger sink base. These are typically used to support a porcelain sink. They are the right height. They were about $20 for a set of 2. I mounted them with simple wood screws. Unfortunately, Ikea no longer sells these legs. Instead they offer the Godmorgon steel post leg, which is a good alternative. These legs are $10 each, which is a little more pricey.

We added storage below with Trofast – the wall storage frame for $24.99.

The best part about these desks is that they are at a great toddler height, and they work well with the Mammut stools shown.

~ AdamB

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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".

5 Responses to Toddler desks

  1. Courtney Edwards says:

    Thanks for such a great idea. I found this on pinterest. I need a cheap and very very easy DIY job for a lego table for my 5 year old and another service for my almost 3 year old. HOw did you secure the table to the legs?

  2. Maissa Ellis says:

    Can you tell me how high the legs are that you used?

  3. Melanie Bates says:

    I do not understand how this works with the godmorgan legs as they are only 25cm and the storage is 30cm high, please help as very frustrated

  4. Laurel says:

    Cute as can be and so useful!

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