A Standing Desk Built into the PAX wardrobe

IKEA PAX built-in standing deskReplaced the PAX backing board with wood

I wanted a standing desk, and after recently moving (and losing my office space), I decided to take matters into my own hands. I had this PAX closet which I didn’t need as my new bedroom had a much larger closet.

When putting the closet back together, I switched out the typical IKEA cardboard back for a piece of plywood for strength, rigidity and “industrial look”. I added one shelf for the desk top, and one pull out shelf, for when I want to set and use as a place for the keyboard and mouse (I frankly don’t use it much). I previously had the wire basket pullout shelf for shoes, which I now use for storage – using individual Tupperware style bins.

I topped it with an IKEA light – the name of which I don’t recall, with a glass lampshade from Home Depot.

My built-in standing desk

Office closed for the day

~ Jeff Nicosia