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HACKING IKEA MICKE DESK AND DRAWERS

I’ve had my Ikea Micke Desk and Drawer set for a little over 6 years and it has held up really well. With the move from 1 day a week to a full time work from home situation, this desk has gotten way more use and I felt it was time for a little makeover to go along with the new office esthetic.

Buying a new desk was not in my plan so I focused on making the existing pieces more appealing while not taking on too much work. While browsing I came across this CB2 credenza and fell in love with the idea of a fluted facade.

This project itself is pretty simple since the base already exists . Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Several lengths of unfinished pine wood half round mouldings from Lowes . I didn’t count how many I used- sorry

  2. Headless nails - used a nail gun but you can certainly use a hammer

  3. Half inch MDF- this is going to be used as a “new“ drawer front that closes the gaps on the drawer unit and to keep everything at the same facing level (4 pieces) . You will also need 2 additional pieces for the desk.

  4. Hardware for the drawers- bought these gold 5inch finger pulls from Amazon

  5. We also built a platform for the desk unit out of scrap wood to ensure the desk and drawers were at the same height . The drawers typically come with wheels which I’ve never used.

Here’s the "Before":

And "After"


I think it turned out great and hope to get more than a few more years out of my "new" desk.


xoxo

Nalini




2 Comments


Justyna Pohl
Justyna Pohl
Jun 18, 2023

How did you handle the Caster wheels on the drawer unit?


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Nalini Boodoosingh
Nalini Boodoosingh
Jun 28, 2023
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In order to get the drawer unit and the table at the same height , I built a platform . If you look at the first before photo you’ll see it . I did not attach the metal frame from the table to the side drawer unit but that‘s also something you can do if you’re not going to move it around much.

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