Standard desk heights does not work for everyone. Wheelchair users, anyone with a specific chair that is not height adjustable or those who prefer a standing desk require something at a different height that usually does not come cheap. A viable option is to make your own using Ikea’s adjustable table legs. The Vika Kaj will set you back £10 per leg, but the maximum heigh is 90cm. For a standing desk or tall wheelchair, the Vika Byske will go up to 107cm, but will most likely need to be secured to the wall at full extention for extra stability and costs £25 per table leg.

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Building your own desk has many advantages and with the ability to add any table top of your choice to the legs, it is possible to make a cost effective desk at the perfect height that fits in with the rest of the furniture in the room.

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Jeff Sayre created a standing desk for himself and his wife in their shared home office using Vika Byske legs and table tops combined with Capita Legs for the monitor stands.

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A LACK bar table combines well with an Expedit unit, Capita and Vika Byske legs in this black and white hack.


Design agency Build Create made work bar in their office space using Numerar worktop with Vika Byske legs.

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