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ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray

I wanted a new desk using the full length of the space beneath my window. When working from home I would like to look at the view once a while. Because I also have a foldaway bed in the room I didn’t want to use up too much space so my solution was to make an extendable desktop/ keyboard tray as part of the desk.

Take a look at the “Before” and “After” photos and see what a huge difference it made to my space.ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray

IKEA items used:
  • ALGOT system to create the wall-mounted desk
  • ALGOT wire basket
  • ALGOT pull-out rails for basket
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How I made the ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray

I used the ALGOT system to make a long wall-mounted desk. For the extendable desktop/ keyboard tray I used the ALGOT wire basket (which I cut with a handsaw) and the ALGOT pull-out rail for baskets. Be careful not to cut yourself.

ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray

old KRISTER computer desk

ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray

Remove the top rim from the basket to use with the pull-out rails

I combined this with a part of my old IKEA computer table. I bought it about 20 years ago and it was called the KRISTER. Discontinued now.

ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray


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ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray

I put this part on top of/ in the cut-off rim of the basket. I didn’t expect it, but it fit perfectly. My keyboard tray slides perfectly beneath the ALGOT wall-mounted desk.

ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray


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ALGOT desk with extendable desktop and keyboard tray ~ by Farida