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New: EXPEDIT Desk

February 4, 2008 ~ Products

Good news for those who love the EXPEDIT bookcase! A new accessory has been added to the EXPEDIT collection.

It’s the new EXPEDIT desk that rests on the bookcase, creating a new and unique workspace.

Price: $50.00

Comments

Expedite Myquestion
May 14, 2008

Can it be mounted to the side?

May 14, 2008

I’m not sure about that. I haven’t seen it in real yet. Maybe it’s possible making some small modifications.

Lai
July 9, 2008

Can anyone advise if New Expedit Shelving Unit be wall-mounted (not rest on the floor)?
Something like the Lack Shelving unit.

Susan
July 16, 2008

I’m not sure what “mounted to the side” means. I saw the EXPEDIT desk at Ikea/Frisco this weekend. They had the 4 cube x 4 cube bookshelf in black set up as a room divider with a black desk on one side a white desk on the other. It looks like the desk part can be attached anywhere along the bookcase. Very cool – I almost bought it, but I don’t do spontaneous well!

Niki
July 21, 2008

Does anyone know if the desk can be used without the bookcase?

Al
July 26, 2008

Does anyone know how necessary it is to wall mount the Expidit shelving units (I’m thinking of getting the 72 7/8 x 72 7/8). I live in an apartment and move every few years and don’t like having to drill into the walls but I really love this shelf! Ideas..suggestions?

Doreen
August 28, 2008

we haven’t got the expedit desk in australia and I’m so devastated!!!! And I just realised that Ikea in the states is so much cheaper than in Australia(50% saving almost!).

Lucky you!

Michael
September 18, 2008

I recently bought the birch effect shelf/desk combo and love it immensely; however, I noticed a couple glossy spots on the surface of the desk, and after wiping it down with a damp paper towel, was extremely dismayed to find that the finish came off like paint. I hope they let me exchange the desk for a new one, because it is not only extremely functional in my apartment, but also gorgeous as all get-out.

Anna
October 28, 2008

Al, I’ve had two expedit pieces for several months and never mounted them to the wall, even here in earthquake country (Los Angeles). I’ll probably pay for it later, though they are sturdy now. :)

Niki, the desk cannot be used without the bookcase, as the desk is simply an L shape. It clamps onto the bookshelves. You can clamp it to any two bookshelves, not the middle two as seen in the photo here.

Jennifer
June 2, 2009

Does anyone know if the desk can be mounted to the expedit bookcase that is 4 x 2 on it’s side so it is the same height as the desk? Will the clamps fir the thicker wood?

Cheryl
June 21, 2009

Do you have to connect the desk to the 4×4 shelving? I’d like to get the get the 4×2 for a very small room taking the 4 up for storage and 2 across for the desk. Will this work?

naidra
August 7, 2009

I have the expedit desk, and it can be mounted on the side. Also, the desk can be mounted to the 4 x 2 bookcase, but the bookcase has to be vertical. The clamps will not fit the thicker wood.

Pedro
August 23, 2009

Hi there!

Does anyone knows if the desk is removable? I live in a small apartment and a hava a 4X2 expedit in vertical.
It would be very good to attach the desk only when needed.
Please advise :) .

luis
September 14, 2009

You can connect the desk to a 4×2, 4×3, 4×4 bookshelf. I’ve owned a 4×4 for more than a year and it’s all the desk/shelf space I need. I have my desk mounted to the side so the whole set could be placed on the corner or the room. You can detach the desk pieces but you will need to disassemble the 2 pieces of board that make the desk.

Rich
February 15, 2010

Hi, could anyone tell me the height of the individual shelves? Was wondering if they would fit 12″ records in. Thanks.

February 16, 2010

Hi Rich!
There is a box Ikea sells that fits exactly in the hole and its 14″, so the 12″ records will fit perfectly.

julie
August 15, 2010

Does anyone know if it matters what year the bookshelf has to be bought in for the desk to fit. Because I noticed that the old bookshelves are made of thinner wood.

kerry
August 18, 2010

Just got the new Expedit desk attachment in Black/Brown – Does anyone else have a problem with scratch marks – everytime my son puts something on the desk I am on guard for possible scratching – questioning whether I have made the wrong decision! – let me know if you have experienced this..getting ready to join the LONG LONG return line!

Jerome
August 23, 2010

Does anybody know if a keyboard shelf can be mounted under the desk. Typing for a while can be a bit of a strain on the wrists. I know the desk is mostly hollow, wondering what type of anchors if any can/should be used for the underside to mount keyboard shelf.

amy
September 8, 2010

just bought the expedit desk/book shelf combo too . I do love the look of the combo but am also upset that the material scratches to easily and like Michael, wiped off the dust after putting it together and some of the finish rubbed off. After spending an hour putting it all together I’m wondering if it’s worth it to take apart and return. I guess you get what you pay!

Wondering
February 23, 2011

How do you mount the desk to the 31×31 Expedit? I bought the desk and the shelf and when I went to put the desk on the clamps are not thick enough to go over the thicker wood frame of the shelf! I’m so upset. I didn’t read anything that said it would ONLY clamp to an inner shelf.

Any ideas how to work around this? I can’t go bigger with the shelving I can only fit the 31 x 31 due to things already on the wall above this height.
HELP.

JC
March 20, 2011

@Wondering: Unfortunately, you’ll have to cut into one of your pieces — either the desk or the cube — just enough so that the shorter side of the clamp fits. There may be other alternatives, but this is the one I used.

Jessica
October 5, 2011

Can you mount 2 desks to 1 bookshelf? I have the 4×2 bookshelf right now with one desk mounted to it. I was wondering if I bought another desk, could I attach it to the other side of the bookshelf. So the bookshelf would be between with desks connecting to both sides for a workstation.

Lauren
October 13, 2011

Great question Jessica. I would love to know as well.

January 9, 2012

@Jessica and @ Lauren – Yes it can be done. see this craigslist post. http://greenville.craigslist.org/fuo/2786920444.html

Cora
January 16, 2012

Bought the desk and 2×4 bookshelf, and I loved it! At first that is….
Went back to buy the proper size bins for the bottom 4 shleves. but after putting everything in, I saw that the bins do NOT fit in the third row due to the thick desk taking up the space. The bins do not fit at all!!!! >:(

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