Add IKEA Bekant Sit/Stand Legs to a Bekant Corner Desk

Introduction: Add IKEA Bekant Sit/Stand Legs to a Bekant Corner Desk

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I've had my Galant corner desk for years and absolutely love it. But I've really wanted to upgrade to a sit/stand desk. Trouble is that I have a massive computer setup with a PC tower and four monitors (2 - 27" HP HD Monitors and 2 - 19" LCD monitors). When IKEA recently announced that it was launching the Bekant sit/stand desk setup, I got excited. The IKEA sales associate told me that the Galant and Bekant are not compatible, he was right. But a little bit of adapting and I got it all to work.

Step 1: Step 1: Line Up Bekant With Galant Frame

The Bekant comes with a bunch of plastic push clip fasteners to secure it to approved Bekant desktops. In the case of my Galant, I needed to keep the metal frame attached to accommodate the desk extensions that I had. So I lined up the stock holes on the Bekant frame (white) with the Galant metal frame (grey). Grab a drill and bit to match the uncliped diameter of the push clips (3/8" fits, if I remember right). Drill a few holes in the Galant frame where the stock Bekant whole match up. Some will not be perfectly centered but as long as you get a pretty cleanly drilled hole it will work.

Step 2: Step 2: Add the Push Clips

Add the push clip bases, then pop in the inserts. I had to tap a few in with some gentle hammer taps. But it all fit together and held nice and strong with just 6 clips. Get a friend to help you flip the whole thing over and you're all set. Keep in mind that the Bekant legs have a 75 kg weight limit and the Galant and frame weighs a lot. My setup with computer and monitors probably nearly hits that maximum but it still raises and lowers just fine.

This is a great way to get a huge sit/stand desk for a fraction of the price. Cheers!

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    7 Comments

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    wqjhefoòa
    wqjhefoòa

    7 months ago

    Hi!

    I thought I had posted, but my comment seems to have disappeared, so I'll try again.

    I know this is an old post, but I'm now looking into doing exactly the same, s, if anybody who has made it still has notifications turned on, I'm wondering if it's still working for you.

    I have quite a heavy set-up (two large and heavy screens, a printer and smaller items (laptop, lamps, a few notebooks) and I'm a bit wary of this combination being up to the task, especially with the reviews that I have read about the Bekant motorised table.

    If anybody could post about their long-term experience with this I would be very grateful.

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    ruskie
    ruskie

    4 years ago

    Nice, I'm looking into doing something like that - but I'd like to go more along with modifying the Galant T-legs into electrical legs to move.

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    wqjhefoòa
    wqjhefoòa

    Reply 7 months ago

    I've just realized that this is a very old post, but perhaps you still receive notifications. Any luck getting the Galant T-legs to move?

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    wqjhefoòa
    wqjhefoòa

    7 months ago

    I have the exact same desk, but I'm not using the extension for lack of space. Do you reckon that I could attach the new, motorised, legs directly under the table top? I'm asking just because the look flimsier than the original ones (I saw them at IKEA) and the Galant table top is bigger than the Bekant that they sell now.
    Thanks!

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    CarolB224
    CarolB224

    2 years ago on Step 2

    We did it just like you said. Worked great! Thank you.

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    tompapajr
    tompapajr

    4 years ago

    I have a galant corner desk with extension, L shape, technically two desks connected to each other a corner and two extensions. So over all I have 3 legs. Is there a way to link these control units so they operate at the same time?

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    snapper_uk
    snapper_uk

    5 years ago

    Thanks for this - been wondering if anyone had done this as I also have a Galant corner desk and can't see the point of buying a new desktop just to get the sit/stand functionality