PÅHL Desk, white,

Use FIXA hole saw set to make a hole in the desktop where it suits you best, for cable management. FIXA sold separately.

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A small white desk that can follow your child from early childhood to adolescence. It’s adjustable at 3 different heights and has practical cable boxes for power strips for your electronic devices.

Article Number491.289.45

Product details

This desk is designed to grow with your child, thanks to the three different heights.

The desk is easily adjusted to 23¼", 25⅞" or 28⅜" by using the knobs on the legs.

You can keep cables and extension cords organized by placing them in the cable holders between the front and back legs.


S Fager/J Jelinek

Article Number491.289.45
  • To help your child to store and organize pens, binders and paper, complete the desk with PÅHL add-on unit or desktop shelf.

    Use FIXA hole saw set to make a hole in the desktop where it suits you best, for cable management. FIXA sold separately.

  • Material
    Desk top
    Particle- and fibreboard with honeycomb paper filling (100% recycled paper), Plastic edging, Acrylic paint, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Underframe for table top
    Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Underframe for table top

    Wipe clean with a mild soapy solution.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • When the add-on unit or desk top shelf is placed on top of a desk, the whole combination must be placed against a wall to avoid the risk of tipping.


Width: 37 3/4 " (96 cm)

Depth: 22 7/8 " (58 cm)

Min. height: 23 1/4 " (59 cm)

Max. height: 28 3/8 " (72 cm)

Max. load: 110 lb (50 kg)

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    PÅHLArticle Number703.064.84

    Width: 23 " (59 cm)

    Height: 1 ¾ " (4 cm)

    Length: 40 ½ " (103 cm)

    Weight: 13 lb 4 oz (6.02 kg)

    Package(s): 1

    PÅHLArticle Number503.064.80

    Width: 9 ½ " (24 cm)

    Height: 3 ½ " (9 cm)

    Length: 23 ¼ " (59 cm)

    Weight: 19 lb 0 oz (8.62 kg)

    Package(s): 1

Ratings and reviews

Great sized deskMeikaThis desk is the perfect size if you want to have a small stack of books on the desk top while leaving a decent amount of space for writing and drawing. The lowest level fits my little humans, 3 and 5 years old.5
Great as alwaysDanielA nice sleek white table which serves its purpose and looks great too!5
Wrong size, my faultLolaI was getting this for a craft room and measured incorrectly. I did exchange the desk for a different product at Ikea! My second choice worked out perfectly!!! I loved the desk as my daughter has one but my area was too small to accommodate the desk and an Alex cabinet.5
Great desk for growing childREETGreat desk for growing child5
Great deskSTEPHANIEBought this for my son who is 8. Great desk for him because as he grows I can make the desk taller. It’s a great size. He can have his laptop for school set up and has plenty of room left for his work.5
Child"s deskKYLIEThis works perfect for my child's room! I love how it will grow with my child. We got the shelving unit for it too and it really makes my child's room organized.5
Awesome little deskSANDIWe are using this as a bedside table/desk area. it works beautifully! It's not as tall as most desks, but only by 1 couple of inches, so it's really a great height for most people. I am 5'6" and my husband is 5'10" and we both find it a comfortable height. We love that it drops down to a playtable height if needed when the grandkids are here.5
Simple and good size for kids.CHIZUWe bought it for our 6-years-old daughter a few months ago. We like it.5
DamagedPenny PotsMy very first purchase from Ikea and it’s delivered to me damaged. So disappointing. Would upload a photo if I could.3
Susan476532980Absolutely perfect! I am very satisfied with this desk. Very easy to assemble.5
A versatile deskNewlyMintedPennyThis is one functional desk. Since you can adjust the height, it can grow with your kid. It can serve as a coffee table in a pinch at its lowest setting. It is light but sturdy. Thanks to the design of the legs, you can actually store quite a bit of stuff on the legs. Small stuff can go directly onto the metal ledge of the adjustable parts, and you can expand even more by hanging sunnersta containers on them. A maximum of 8 sunnersta contaienrs would fit and should give you enough to store pencils, crayons, scissors, gluesticks, markets, etc. Without adding a chest if drawers or shelves I am able to store a lot of things. The bigger version costs only $10 more, so you may consider getting that one if you want to use the add-on unit as well. It would not be as portable, though. For me, my kid is still young and mobility is more important. I might get the bigger desktop and ‘upgrade’ this one into a bigger desk as my kid grows up. The desktop surface is reasonably easy to clean up but years of usage by kids will show up.5
PÅHL Desk, white, 37 3/4x22 7/8 "

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in a responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

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100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.

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What is constructed board?

We use constructed boards when manufacturing many of our pieces of furniture, such as tables and wardrobes. They are light and resource-efficient, yet still stable and strong. Each board has a frame made of chipboard, fibreboard or solid wood, while the inside is a honeycomb filling structure made of mostly recycled paper, which is extra durable thanks to its special construction. The board is then covered with a protective paint, foil or veneer depending on the style wanted.

Function solution

Grows with your child

PÅHL desk grows with your child. The simple design and three adjustable heights create a personalized workspace that can be adapted and used for many years to come. This gives you a long-term solution – and offers your child an ergonomic working posture.

Designer thoughts

Designer thoughts

”We designed PÅHL to make a flexible desk that suits different needs. It grows with your child thanks to the three different heights, and has a design and quality that makes it easy to use and love for many years to come. We wanted the desk itself to be as basic as possible, so that everyone can add whichever functions they wish and only pay for what they really want and need.”

Designer Johanna Jelinek and Sarah Fager