Ikea Vika Amon and Utby Desk Hack


We decided to revamp the other day since a lot of time is spent in here. Previously, we had the double black Ikea desk setup – nothing special.

If you’re interested in seeing the before:

Because we needed more table space to get down and productive, we decided to mix and match some pieces from Ikea in true hack fashion.

First we picked up 2 of the Vika Amon tabletops. It’s a nice pine wood (it smells awesome too) with some knots and character :)

The picture above doesn’t do it justice, but just wanted to give you a visual.

After we picked up the top (for $40) we looked through the store to find something that wasn’t your typical desk legs. We decided to use a stainless steel Utby underframe ($90) that was supposed to be used for a bar table.

It was actually pretty annoying because we got everything assembled only to realize that we were about 3 inches off from having both desks fit snugly against our office wall. We ended up sawing off those two inches and here’s the fina result:

It makes the office feel way more open and we have a lot of extra desk real estate so we’re not confined to teeny tiny little table tops. What do you think? Do you prefer the old setup or the new setup?

Don’t let the lighting sway your feelings towards one or the other :) The first one is very cozy and awesome feeling.

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