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Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by Jules Yap


Minimalistic wood desk with new to old rusty legs


Materials: GERTON Flat and Rounded Table Tops to make a corner desk, 4 GODVIN Legs for the rounded side, 2 VIKA MOLIDEN Underframes

Description: IKEA Desks are sleek and stylish – but what about for the rugged minimalist?

This desk was constructed but first, sanded down, pre-stained with wood conditioner, than stained with MINWAX Special Walnut.


The legs were steel treated with a combo of Sophisticated Finished Rust with High Acid toilet Bowl Cleaner (yes, you read that correct), and finished with Sophisticated Finishes Iron Paint.

Check out the link for step-by-step guide.

~ Taylor Barr

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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".

0 Responses to Minimalistic wood desk with new to old rusty legs

  1. Stephen says:

    I stumbled across your project on your blog yesterday and was surprised to see it here today. Inspired by your work, I headed to Ikea immediately only to discover they no longer sell the VIKA MOLIDEN Underframe.

  2. Nancy Byron says:

    Thanks for this one. Now I know how to make a new table with ease.

  3. Taylor Barr says:

    Thanks for the pick up and post!

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