Custom-built desk

Custom-built desk for persons with limited reach.

Desk
Desk

Description
Desk stands in a bay window and is custom-built to fit that space. The table top consists of a sheet of wood; the table is about 50 cm deep and of fixed height. Pull-out storage baskets located under the workspace.

Users comments
Susanne chose a narrow table top, in order to be able to reach everything on the surface. Nothing should be able to slide backward and disappear out of her reach.

How to make
Saw two IKEA tabletops to size; join them with an iron plate underneath. Use adjustable table legs; screw them in place. Attach glides for storage baskets.

Made by
Susanne Berg

Purchased from
For example IKEA, www.ikea.com (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Susanne Berg

This tip is from 2005

Pull-out baskets (close-up)
Pull-out baskets (close-up)
User pulls out a basket
User pulls out a basket
Custom-built desk (image )
Custom-built desk (image )

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Tipsare: Susanne

Susanne lives in an apartment. She studies as well as working full time as a free-lance journalist. She was injured in 1982 and has a high spinal cord injury (C5). Through hand surgery her grip function in her left hand improved. She has personal assistance.