View Full Version : UK IKEAholics please post pix of comp. table if poss. & description of parts to buy

Oct 29, 2006, 12:02 PM
I need a new work table as I botched a simple moving around and messed up half of my current table. It's not just because I messed up the current table, I just would like new tables.

I lose the will to live every time I go into IKEA (not that it's often). I would like to park, nip in and nip out ASAP so that my eyes haven't glazed over completely by the time I'm checking out. If it helps I'll probably go to the Croydon one but the North Circular one is also an option.

Could you make some recommendations of configurations within about a 2m squared space? Not really concerned about the shape of the table, but it needs to accomodate a MBP up on an iCurve + 23" ACD in close proximity, a 30" ACD, a Dell 2407WFP + All-in-one inkjet sitting on top of a small chest of drawers about the footprint of a 17" MBP... plus all the other detritus that a table tends to accumulate.

Oct 29, 2006, 01:17 PM
My current table is from that Ikea store on the North circular, but seems like you need a damn big table...

- 23'' ACD
- 30" ACD
- 24" Dell
- All-in-one inkjet

Just adding up your monitor sizes, assuming you have them all in a row, comes to just under 2 meters across (!). Where would you put the inkjet?

Have you tried looking on the Ikea website? It's useful for checking out stuff before you go.

I quite like their peanut-shaped tables,nearly brought one. But if plain, rectagular is your thing, then choose a plain beech or pine or white table top, pick 4 legs that you like, and bob's your close parental sibling.

Oct 29, 2006, 01:27 PM
I'm shooting for something like this (not drawn to scale!)

Oct 29, 2006, 01:50 PM
I went to the North London one recently and picked this out. Not going to be big enough for your requirements though!

Oct 29, 2006, 02:07 PM
I'm shooting for something like this (not drawn to scale!)

You won't fit all of that into 2 meters. I could maybe possibly take one of your
monitors off your hands, as you're clearly struggling here.

Or maybe something like this


Oct 29, 2006, 02:16 PM
That might work. Thanks.

Oct 29, 2006, 02:46 PM
Or go for the MegaSolution:

Oct 29, 2006, 02:48 PM
That may not be a bad idea. Could you tell me what you put that together from?

Oct 29, 2006, 02:52 PM
That may not be a bad idea. Could you tell me what you put that together from?It's all Ikea, also available in birch and white (mine's beech). I think it's the Galant range, but the legs aren't the same. I got it a while ago, and they may have changed the leg style. It's just two corner units and two rectangular, but it happened to fit my office exactly.

Oct 29, 2006, 03:24 PM
Thanks. I guess I'll have to follow on from the Galant pieces.