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.
IKEA items used:
- ALGOT system to create the wall-mounted desk
- ALGOT wire basket
- ALGOT pull-out rails for basket
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.
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.
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.
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~ by Farida