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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.
 
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Step 1: Build your Cabinets as per the ikea instructions

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nothing to say here. Except the Alex drawers shipped missing 80% of the hardware.

Step 2: Cut the bottom crossbeam of the stainless legs.

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Figure out how far in you want the legs to be mounted and cut the beam. If you feel nervous about cutting you could probably bring the piece to your local garage. I used a jigsaw with a metal bit and cut off roughly 2.5 inches. You will have to redrill the screw hole after you cut.

Step 3: Measure how deep to route the legs

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You will need to do a dry run to see how deep to route the leg mounts into the bottom of the numerar. In my case it was 5/16" deep.

Step 4: Should look something like this

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I traced the leg mounts with a marker as a guide of where to route. I freehanded it. It worked out fine.

Step 5: Screw the legs in

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nuff said.

Step 6: Set up and instruct

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peace out.
martamarta3 years ago
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!
Exiumind4 years ago
i like it =D
ssnass4 years ago

Very nice mate,

Great length and width, just the desk i'm looking for.

Good ible too :)

mayney934 years ago
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