Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ikea Hacking

I needed a good way to fit my MIDI keyboard, and computer keyboard on the same desk and still have room for everything else.  Time for a trip to IKEA

I already had a VIKA AMON table top  ($19.99) with VIKA CURRY legs ($3.50/ea).  With a set of CAPTIA brackets ($14.99 for the pair), and a LACK wall shelf ($19.99), it's possible to add a second level to your desk.  Having the monitor and speakers up off the top gives you some extra room.  Not a bad workstation for under 70 bucks.

The bracket mounts through the bottom of the desk with a large washer, which requires drilling a good size hole completely through the desk top. The upper shelf mounts using four screws in each bracket. It feels pretty sturdy.

VIKA AMON Table Top $19.99 -
VIKA CURRY Legs $3.50/ea -
LACK Wall Shelf $19.99 -
CAPTIA Brackets $14.99 -

Total: $68.97


  1. Evidently, Capita brackets have been discontinued on Ikea US, but not on Amazon-64.44USD.

  2. I plan on building this ASAP with the following...

    I have even asked the seller on Etsy to widen out the brackets to accomodate sets of two side by side screws for a more robust build.