Intro: Giant Ikea Numerar Desk
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.
Step 2: Cut the Bottom Crossbeam of the Stainless Legs.
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
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
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
Step 6: Set Up and Instruct