Build Your Own Ikea Desk

Last week I was excited to share our Black White and Gold Office Reveal with you all. Thank you for your kind words about it, made my week! Today I want to talk about the desk I ended up getting, well actually making, to fit the space! You might remember a while back I shared my Ultimate Guide to Office Desks. What I love about those posts is they get my wheels turning and I somehow always find end up with something that is not quite what I originally intended, but much more to my liking! In this case, I didn’t purchase any of the desks I rounded up, but they narrowed down my design and helped me create this (for a FRACTION of the price!)

Build your own modern + sleek desk for as low as $26 (like this pretty one with trestle legs + white table top!)

I was looking online at Ikea one Saturday and saw they had a table top & leg/trestle section. I couldn’t believe it when I saw these trestle legs for only $10 each! And a 37″ white table top selling at only $6! I was practically out of my house and in my car before you could say Swedish Fish, driving 36 minutes South on the interstate with only 2 hours till closing. Driving to Ikea last minute has become a weird habit of mine this past year… My husband usually says “um I’ll just stay here” when I get the crazy Ikea lady look in my eye. So you might glimpse me turbo powering my cart through the shortcuts while I’m in single-shopper-mode getting my ish so I can go home and put it together!

Build your own modern + sleek desk for as low as $26 (like this pretty one with trestle legs + white table top!)

And these are really on the easy assembly chart. (I admit… I did screw one or two of the..err.. 6 parts.. on wrong. But that’s also a weird Ikea related habit of mine.) The table just lays flat on top!

Build your own modern + sleek desk for as low as $26 (like this pretty one with trestle legs + white table top!)

The whole thing is pretty sturdy in my opinion. I do believe it came with some screws to hold it all together, but I haven’t tried yet. My cats have jumped on and off it and I cant rest my arms on the edges without it budging. Though, I can imagine a toddler hanging on the unmounted sides ending poorly. Just food for thought.

Here it is against the black wall.

Build your own modern + sleek desk for as low as $26 (like this pretty one with trestle legs + white table top!)

Ikea has a few more options for table legs + tops too, if they’re available in your area or online. Here’s what I’ve found so you can build your own Ikea desk too!

Build your own modern + sleek desk for as low as $26 (like this pretty one with trestle legs + white table top!)They have a great selection of table top options starting as low as the $6 I paid for the LINNMON top and higher for the bigger or solid wood tops. The trestle legs are just too cool! If you prefer a heavier look, the top two are just for you. One even has a shelf for a plant or some notebooks. I added another option of using this ALEX drawer unit. We have this one and it’s a fantastic option for under the desk on one or both sides! Dwell Beautiful used the rounded corner top in her office update recently, check it out here!

Ikea’s website can be hard to navigate at times so here are the links that will take you straight to the Ikea Table Tops &  Ikea Table  Legs

Does this help you plan your new office any better? It’s so nice to have an inexpensive desk option that is still stylish (and new!) Check back at THESE inspirational offices and note how many use these awesome legs!

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