ALEXDesk, gray-turquoise

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ALEX Desk, gray-turquoise, 39 3/8x18 7/8 "
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A clean look that’s easy to like, coupled with a clever design that keeps messy cables out of sight. The back is finished so you can place it in the middle of the room – all sides are just as beautiful.

Article Number204.838.08

Product details

Built-in cable management for collecting cables and cords out of sight but close at hand.

Drawer stops prevent the drawers from being pulled out too far.

Can be placed anywhere in the room because the back is finished.


Johanna Asshoff

Article Number204.838.08
  • Top panel/ Main parts/ Drawer front:

    Particleboard, Acrylic paint, Paper foil, Plastic edging

    Bottom panel:

    Particleboard, Paper foil, Paper foil, Plastic edging

    Drawer side/ Drawer back:

    Particleboard, Plastic foil

    Drawer bottom:

    Fiberboard, Acrylic paint


    Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating

    Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

    For maximum quality, re-tighten the screws when necessary.

  • This product has been developed and tested for domestic use.
  • By using sawmill leftovers and scrap wood in the particle board in this product, we make use of whole trees and not only the trunks. That way, we take better care of resources.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

  • Assembly instructionsALEX Desk204.838.08


Width: 39 3/8 "

Depth: 18 7/8 "

Height: 29 7/8 "

  • ALEX
    DeskArticle Number204.838.08

    Width: 26 ½ "

    Height: 3 ¼ "

    Length: 41 "

    Weight: 51 lb 6 oz

    Package(s): 1


I love it!LaceyI’ve always loved Ikea, and their Alex line is my favorite. I knew this desk was exactly what I needed in my space.5
good desk, iffy instructionsCaithlinThis desk looks great & fits perfectly in the space. However, the instructions were a little off (the pieces didn't always match the ones shown; some steps were unclear) in a way Ikea instructions usually aren't. Also, part of the desktop has a higher difficulty level than most Ikea products.4
Perfect deskROSLYNLooks great and love the depth5
Great Kid"s deskMissySuper cute5
For the sewing roomStephanyThis desk replaced the huge office desk in my sewing room. It’s like a sewing table with drawers.5
Simple, clean, and sturdyJosephI needed a simple desk that could easily fit a laptop and monitor, but not take up much space beyond that - the Alex was perfect for this. Fairly easy to assemble on my own, and having the hidden pocket for wires has also proven to be very useful5
Super cute little desk.LeslieThis is perfect for a small space. Cords tuck nicely in the back which is helpful since it is open in the back.5
What I thoughtNATHANThe desk is good just seems like it's small for me, its good for a student from grades 6 and up. But it is working for me just doesn't have a lot of top space when adding a computer, monitor, and writing material.3
As expectedMICHAELAs expected4
Home office deskKenniaIn love with this desk. It’s the perfect home office desk. I can fit 2 monitors and a laptop on it. It’s simple yet perfect. Compact but not too compact. 10/10 recommend.5
Nice desk for a highJENNice desk for a high school student5
Perfect size for a smallStennettPerfect size for a small area. Sturdy build quality.5
Perfect Size for Small SpaceEileenI like the hidden cord storage and the roomy drawer for pencils, clips, etc. The top surface is roomy enough for a metal file holder, my laptop and space to hold documents or notes while working online.5
Slim fitRosemaryDesk is great for our tiny space because it’s shallow in depth. It was not easy to put together.4
Not my first choice, but it works well.JohnThis wasn't the desk I came into Ikea to buy, but since all of the table legs were on backorder, it was the only desk I could buy. If it were bigger, I would love this desk. But it has a small tabletop, so once you put a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and business phone on there you won't have enough space to have a pad of paper to take notes. If you are working from a laptop or you were buying a desk for a teen, this would be a fine choice. The drawers are convenient, and it assembled easily. The cable management is great. I'll eventually move this to a secondary spot in my home office when the stuff I need comes in. But for now, this is my primary desk for 8+ hours a day and it works.5
Nice alternative to my makeshift desk.RobertVery easy assembly... I did forget a step, but it seems to be holding up. Don't forget the wooden dowels when you put the bottom on!!5
Exactly what we were lookingStaceyExactly what we were looking for for my daughter.5
Wonderful deskBobbiThe desk is well made and easy to put together. It is solid, looks great, and a great value for the price. I am very pleased with it.5
Beautiful deskJINJUNice appearance!4
ALEX Desk, gray-turquoise, 39 3/8x18 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 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.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

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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