The Besta, though a storage system, came together really well as a work station for Thomas.
He says, “Searching for a desk for my workplace was very hard and I could not find anything which fitted my new appartment.
So I came up with my own solution: Building up a rack with Besta and leaving a gap for the countertop. The base for the countertop are Besta racks as well. The countertop itself is a high gloss Personlig with a stainless steel border at 7.6 cm height (about 3 inch).
The length of the countertop is derived from the size of the Besta racks: For this one the depth of the racks at the wall and the three Besta racks at the front are all together 228 cm (about 7.5 feet). The depth depends on the gap between the wall mounted racks, in my case 100 cm (about 3.3 feet)
It was very easy to install this desk. The countertop was delivered finished, so the only work I had to do was put it up on the Besta racks and fix it with some screws. I have cut in some holes to put the cables under the countertop. Because the countertop hung down 7.6 cm at the edges, I had a lot of place to hide the cables underneath the countertop.
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