ALEX Desk, gray-turquoise,

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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 Number804.838.05

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 Number804.838.05
  • 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 Desk804.838.05


Width: 52 "

Depth: 22 7/8 "

Height: 29 7/8 "

Height under furniture: 24 3/8 "

  • ALEX
    DeskArticle Number804.838.05

    Width: 26 ½ "

    Height: 3 ¼ "

    Length: 53 ½ "

    Weight: 74 lb 14 oz

    Package(s): 1


Beautiful Desk!VanessaPurchased this desk for my daughter’s college apartment. It’s absolutely beautiful… once you get it put together, which took many, many hours. The beauty of self-assembling IKEA furniture is that you put in the sweat equity in order to get extremely high quality furniture for a very reasonable price. However, I’m not sure I’d recommend it to someone who has zero experience putting furniture together since it’s not for the faint of heart!5
AlexMarjorieBought an Alex desk, two file cabinets and another "named" bookcase. Love, love all of it. Looks beautiful in my home office. And when my husband put it all together I did not hear ANY swearing.5
Bought in Store (Cheaper), Wire flap assembly issue, sturdy and serves purposePrasanna G.Product is sturdy and the parts Engineered well. Instruction manual is insufficient, tools pretty useless. Rely on YouTube Video (especially one that says "make it click") and use a small star screwdriver. It took a week to assemble due to the wire flap which was super tough as the knob would not click. I strongly feel that the instruction manual is incorrect, where it guides you to install a part in the opposite direction due to which the knob does not click. Also, this wire flap is Engineered in such a way that even a 1 MM (yes!) difference will not let the knob click. But customer service was pretty cool. When I messed up the knobs as I strong-armed it in (ran out of ideas), they readily sent replacement within a few days. YouTube videos are a savior. Watch the professional lady who does an awesome job putting it together and has a separate video where she shows how to install just the wire flap. Other than that assembly, the product is good. Be careful not to scratch.4
Nice small deskpeterIdeal for what I needed. Computer wires hidden and drawers hold necessities…5
PerfectGailEverything about the desk is perfect. Good size to work and accommodate all of the necessary electronics.5
Only one complaintCHERRY S.I really like this desk. I had no trouble with assembly, and it's perfect paired with the drawer units for my home office. However, I've only had it for about a month and a half, and am noticing the paint all along the top front edge is chipping off from just normal, everyday use. It does make me concerned about how long it will hold up without looking terrible.4
FineSHELBYPurchased 2 of these desks at the same time, one appeared to be dirty out of the box whereas the other did not. It seemed to be an issue with when the plastic finish was put on around the edges. I’m not sure how or what happened but we didn’t notice it until it was already assembled.4
Great size. Easy to assemble.PeggyThis is the perfect desk for our craft room/office. I like the clean lines. The drawers slide smoothly and assembly was easy.5
Good computer deskYee M.Very nice and I love the drawer and the design as a whole.5
WorksLindaLove this desk.5
Love it BUTRhiannonThe drawers are so big but a huge portion of the back is inaccessible because the drawers don’t come out even close to all the way. It’s frustrating. A lot of space is unusable. Other than that I love it.4
Nice size deskMichelleI have 2 monitors that fit well on the desk, only wish the section to hide the cords was a little bigger. I have several larger monitor plugs that plug into my surge protector which leaves the space quite cramped.3
I love this desk. ItDanaI love this desk. It was easy and quick to put together.5
beautiful deskStephanieThis is a beautiful desk, but I didn't assemble it--pretty sure the assembly is why others didn't give it 5 stars.5
Love the clean lines and construction of this desk!NancyI purchased two of these for my sewing room. They are sleek and sturdy. Love them!5
Quality not up to Ikea standardsPETERI have been buying Ikea furniture for decades and this is the first time the quality was really poor. I had to use nails to secure sections where pre-drilled holes were misaligned. It was at the very final stage so no point in trying to return it. Hopefully, this is a once-off mishap and not a sign of ongoing quality issues to cut costs.2
love this deskSamantha G.i love this desk but honestly wish i would be able to only purchase the table portion by itself to be able to make a mega alex desk with two alex drawers on each side and this as it’s table. if ikea could answer and let me know if this is possible i would love that!3
Just what I was lookingJuanJust what I was looking for, slim design and white, at a very good price 👍5
It took forever to install the cable container!!!Ting T.It took forever to install the cable container in the back, that is definitely a defect, while this desk looks nice but size is small than you think. And the table is heavy than you think.2
ALEX Desk, gray-turquoise, 52x22 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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