I have been watching numerous YouTube "ultimate desk setup" videos involving people buying and hacking IKEA products to create desks and counters, among other things. I am considering a major renovation and office furniture change/renovation providing I can build up sufficient $$$ for it. I like certain IKEA items. Problem: the nearest IKEA shop is 148 miles from where I live, according to Google Maps, and I am familiar with the route. It's over 2.5 hours' drive. Other stores are hundreds of miles away. 1: If I bought IKEA gear, whether it be desk components, countertops or just stuff for on a desk or counter, would it be easier and more cost effective to drive there and buy it directly, or is there some shipping avenue I can use to have the gear sent to me directly? 2: I have bare walls with no cabinet work or shelving where I want to rebuild my workspace. If I bought IKEA countertops, is there a way to join them together so there become one long continuous counter? 3: How difficult is it to drill holes through an IKEA countertop for cable management and electrical access? Is there a better way? 4: If I wanted to use IKEA gear to create both long countertops and also cabinet work for drawers and files, are there IKEA components that will fit together well and mount directly onto the wall? Does IKEA offer components for mounting countertops, shelving and cabinets onto walls? 5: Are there specific web-sites or forums where I can talk to IKEA customers and hackers for IKEA and other similar gear to learn more tips, tricks and techniques? Thanks in advance.