A relatively affordable large workspace in the industrial modern genre.

You will need the following ( all from ikea, prices in $cdn):

8 foot Numerar kitchen countertop (mine was $130 in as-is)
Vika Alex Drawer System ($80)
Vika Alex storage cabinet ($60)
Vika Moliden ($30)

total= $300 plus taxes.

Nothing to complicated here, just modification of the Moliden legs and some basic routering of the countertop.

Step 1: Build your Cabinets as per the ikea instructions

nothing to say here. Except the Alex drawers shipped missing 80% of the hardware.
Great Job! I just purchased two alex drawers and the shorter NUMERAR countertop (73") and i love it! looks like something from an expensive design store! Two questions: I was suprised to read in the ikea instructions that the countertop requires screwed in instilation to prevent warping plus regular oil treatment for the first two months. Did you oil treat your desk as instructed? has yours warped from not being screwed to the alex xomponents? or is it fine as is for normal desk use i.e. not much exposure to water... Although i was wondering about the heat of a hot laptop.. Anywhoo, thanks for any follow-up!
<p>No warpage and its been 8 years. In a kitchen, where the humidity would be higher, that might be an issue. I never oil treated it because i like the untreated colour, however on my kitchen counters i followed that rule due to all the moisture. </p>
In my own Instructable, I've used Howard Butcher Block Conditioner on the same countertop and it looks and feels great. Highly recommended.<br>
i like it =D
<p>Very nice mate,<br /> <br /> Great length and width, just the desk i'm looking for.<br /> <br /> Good ible too :)</p>
i liked the tut till i seen u had a imac " sneers" honestly though nice job u cud have made it better by just fitting it to the wall and using the filing cubs as stands but then i dont like legs

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