About

The problem

My name is Joe. I started working from home and soon realised I needed a sit/stand desk, and the IKEA Skarsta was a breath of fresh air in an over priced market place, you can read reviews here.

This sit/stand desk was perfect. The price was right, and for me, the manual crank added to the appeal, who needs another wire, right? There was however one downside. The table top. I love minimalism as much as the next guy, but there is something about that cheap white finish that left me wanting. So near, but so far.

I noticed the Skarsta desk top is sold separately, meaning I could save £30 (plus delivery) and put it toward a decent desk top, one that would go perfectly with the office atmosphere I was creating.

Getting the perfect table top however was not so plain sailing…

The solution

I assumed that IKEA would offer an alternative table top, nope. I then assumed a quick search for compatible desk tops would yield a result, again no. So I started the process of finding out how to do it myself. Some other developers had attempted the process, but I wanted a professional finish.

I had worked with Luke on a project for his website, which retails his own hand-made solid oak furniture. After seeing his incredible craftsmanship, I commissioned him to make me the perfect desk top, and I was thrilled with the outcome. Learn about the process he used on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Furniture made with these materials and in this way will last, you are purchasing a desk top that will keep its value and provide that touch of class to your home office.

I was delighted, then I thought, other people might just want this too… And here we are! 🙂

We are set up to offer both sizes of the Skarsta desk top, and the Bekant desk top. We are able to make any size top, with any necessary pre-drilled holes on request, feel free to contact us.

Solid english oak as it arrives
Holes pre-drilled for the exact fit
Danish oil being applied