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I just lay it on the drawers. It’s a pretty heavy desk, it won’t move unless you really give it a swing, and with everything on it it’ll be even heavier.
Personally the desk resting alone of the Alex drawers was too low, so I bought small furnitures legs and rested the karbly on 4 of them per drawer. After some adjusting of their height to make sure the weight was all flat and evenly distributed, it works perfectly.
Also yeah the desk won’t bend, it’s a solid 3-4cm thick plywood slab.
It's actually a KARLBY desk, the 98in version. And not sure if you meant table legs or risers, but the legs are OLOV from IKEA as well (these are a must if your table is as long as mine so it doesn't sag over time!) and the risers are here
Hope that's helpful!
Correct. Usually people just rest it on top or use small rubber feet, and sometimes people use couch risers like these to put some space between the desk and the drawers.
Yeah I had the same issue before. The IKEA ones are 4 inches tall, these ones I got from Amazon are just 2" and I think they're just right. I can't find the same specific legs that I bought, but these look identical
So i ordered these from amazon to raise my desk (alex drawers + karlby countertop combo). It didn't come with screws and frankly, i'm not sure i want to screw anything if i can avoid it. I'm thinking of using double sided tape to create enough friction so that the weight of the countertop will keep everything in place.
I'm looking for advices on good double sided tapes that could do the job but also be easy to remove without damaging the desks. I'm also open to any advices in general.
For anyone else wondering, the risers are not the "Capita" from Ikea as some people have suggested.
They're actually something like this.
They're not the Capita legs. They make the table top wayyy too tall for most people.
They're actually something similar to this.
They're not from Ikea. Capita legs on top of Alex makes the table WAYYY too tall for most people.
It's actually something closer to this.
It's all IKEA except the metal legs on the drawers.
1- 78" Linnmon table top
1- 47" Linnmon table top
2- Alex drawers
1- Alex add-on unit
5- Olov adjustable legs.
4- furniture legs on top on the edge of the drawers: [link]
Thank you, no problem at all.
Not a problem at all! It's all IKEA except the metal legs on the drawers.
4- furniture legs on top on the edge of the drawers:
They are cabinet legs.
BQLZR Furniture Cabinet Metal Legs Adjustable Stainless Steel Kitchen Feet Round Black and Silver 50 x 50mm Pack of 4 [link]
Thanks! No I got them off of Amazon. There's a lot of other options too, just search for "furniture risers"
some furniture legs from Amazon. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00WWPVXK2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I picked up these feet from amaozn and have 4 on each side.
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I had a long response typed out, but instead, I recommend you head over to /r/battlestations and see what others are doing. If you go IKEA laminated countertops, you are going to want to use a support like you mentioned or consider using a center support beam or even using a center support across the width if you don't want a vertical support (ex: [link] )
Check out Husky or Hardwood Reflections counter tops from Home Depot as solid top alternatives. Some people love Husky for the price, but others don't think they are deep enough and go the HR route if their budget allows or if they need more depth/keyboard space.
Consider building in "waves" if your budget doesn't allow you to go for more in one shot. If you are going to go with Alex drawers, find the style/color you want, then get something to work for your desk top that you can upgrade later.
As far as holding the countertop in place, I think the weight will do most of that for you. Most people just find either feet to allow a little height adjustments (like [link]) or little silicon circles. This should give you a few options as well: [link]
But I'd go back and say check /r/battlestations and either ask questions about what people use or check the comments for either links or discussions on how to work with issues you are concerned about. You may find that the IKEA stuff will get you going, but they may not sell the best parts for the entire build.
> that's great! I was thinking of just putting alex drawers closer to the centre hoping that will reduce the possible sagging in the middle but this solution seems to be good.
That could work. Others have claimed they didnt experience sag with that method. I'm just OCD about these things so I wanted to go the extra mile.
I'm 5'10" with shorter legs so I don't hit them at all when sitting normally. I do hit them when sitting cross-legged and tucked in but I don't normally sit like that.
If you're taller you could try using cabinet legs to elevate the countertop.
I think the depth of the Karlby is fine. It's a couple inches longer than my last desk, which I thought was too short. I have it a couple inches away from the wall to make room for the monitor arms (and it makes the lightstrip look better). I wouldn't mind another inch or two but I can't imagine the current depth being a problem; although, I typically put my elbows on my chair's armrest so they're not often on the desk unless I'm taking a break/resting.
Not OP but I have some just like it on my Alex/Karlby setup. Here’s what I got: [link]
BQLZR Furniture Cabinet Metal... [link]
Also is this the right risers? https://www.amazon.com/BQLZR-Stainless-Kitchen-Adjustable-Furniture/dp/B00WWPVXK2/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=metal%2Btable%2Briser&qid=1617422717&sr=8-7&th=1
https://www.amazon.com/BQLZR-Stainless-Kitchen-Adjustable-Furniture/dp/B00WWPVXK2/ref=sxin_9_ac_d_rm?ac_md=0-0-ZnVybml0dXJlIGxlZ3M%3D-ac_d_rm&cv_ct_cx=furniture%2Blegs&dchild=1&keywords=furniture%2Blegs&pd_rd_i=B00KQH8HMU&pd_rd_r=014466dd-4f25-404d-a5a1-066d71291864&pd_rd_w=VBYQ0&pd_rd_wg=hFiKB&pf_rd_p=3d1a8341-be16-45b1-ae3d-ba8c533ec9f0&pf_rd_r=C72GT80SDFZ2WXR0X75A&qid=1603737256&sr=1-1-12d4272d-8adb-4121-8624-135149aa9081&th=1. there is a long and short version I suggest making measurements for your setup before purchase
For the drawer, I use the Ikea Alexa drawer: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10192824/#/40342285
For the desk, I use the Ikea linnmon: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80251358/
And finally, for the "legs" between the drawers and the tabletop, I bought this on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WWPVXK2/
Here ya go boss. It's the 50 mm one:
You want the 50 mm ones, they are much better if you aren't 6 ft +
Here's the Sauce boss.
Ya this is the 72" not the 90"
I bought some of these feet and fastened them underneath
I got some small ones from Amazon:
Cheap, but they came from China so it took awhile.
They're furniture risers. IKEA has them but they're 4 inches and are too tall for me. I got mine from Amazon which is only 2 inches.