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 - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60117016
VIKA CURRY Legs $3.50/ea - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50105293
LACK Wall Shelf $19.99 - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10159099
CAPTIA Brackets $14.99 - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40051196

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.

    1. Nice. Good luck! I'd love to see your finished build.


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