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ALEX Desk, gray-turquoise,

Previous price $ 269.00Price $ 189.00
Price valid Mar 15, 2023 - May 29, 2023 or while supply lasts
ALEX Desk, black-brown, 52x22 7/8 "
ALEX Desk, gray-turquoise, 52x22 7/8 "
ALEX Desk, white, 52x22 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 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

  • Material
    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.
  • Assembly instructionsALEX Desk804.838.05


Width: 52 "

Depth: 22 7/8 "

Height: 29 7/8 "

Height under furniture: 24 3/8 "

  • ALEXArticle Number804.838.05

    Width: 26 ½ "

    Height: 3 ¼ "

    Length: 53 ½ "

    Weight: 68 lb 5 oz

    Package(s): 1

Looks very nice. Works wellPeggyLooks very nice. Works well5
it looks a goodwell madeJamesit's well made and it seems a good quality but i wish they made a little deeper where cables are stored. it's just not deep enough with extension outlets and all the cables.4
LoveKyle S.I've had this desk for a few months now and it's worked great! I really love the hidden cord compartment and the overall clean look of the desk. It doesn't have the most drawer space but it fits my needs and I prefer having the open space underneath.5
Good for desk/makeup vanity comboAnonymousI use this as a desk and a makeup vanity. It took a little longer to put together than anticipated, and one of the drawers doesn't close as smoothly as the other one (even after trying to adjust the screws) but overall, it works for what I need it for.4
Great desk!SandyLove this desk! It’s perfect size for an at home office without overwhelming the size of the room.5
great craft room tableRonaldcreates a great workspace for crafting, with convenient drawers for storage.5
Nice size desk, the cable slot at the back is less useful than expectedStevenThe hinged door for cable management is honestly a lot less useful than I thought it would be. It might be good if you only had a few charging cables that you are NOT regularly removing (permanent phone charging cable, desk lamp etc), but it is very inconvenient if you need to regularly remove a cable, such as that for a laptop. Sure you can run that cable directly to the outlet without going through the desk, but that really defeats the purpose of the cable slot.3
Alex DeskAngelaThis desk is well built and has nice details including two drawers and a soft closing door with cord space on the back. I love the clean lines and interesting color.5
Failed to buildRichard D.I've built the Malm and other Ikea products before with no problem. This one's another story. The drawers are tricky, guarantee you will strip the screws on install. The back wire cover portion is also tricky - note the almost invisible arrows on the hinge pieces. Get a taskrabbit or watch a couple videos first. You can find better desks elsewhere anyway.1
Well thought design.TsaoyinWell thought design.5
Easy to put together butSteveEasy to put together but you need to be strong to be able to carry it .5
Great little deskGraceLove this desk! It’s the perfect size, and it’s nice having an area in the back to store cords.5
Great deskANNEBought this desk for my high schooler. It fits perfectly in his room. It has plenty of space for him to get work done and to display some of his favorite decorations. It was easy to put together.5
Alex deskCherylGreat desk. Looks great. Very sturdy.5
Alex is GreatDarrenI put this into a bedroom on the “small side” size wise and am happy with it. It is sturdy for the price, was easy enough to assemble that my two daughters handled it without my help and I particularly like the flip-up section at the back of the desk surface back that is big enough to hold a power strip so that the numerous cords (computer, monitors etc.) don’t have to show or get tangled.4
Very functionalRebeccaEasy to put together, looks great!5
Excellent Design, Easy AssemblySheree B.I love this desk! The directions were clear and it went together flawlessly - except for one pesky hinge. I assembled it alone in 1.5 hours, was able to turn it right side up without damaging it or myself. The drawers slide easily and are nice and large. I added a drawer organizer tray (it came up as a suggestion) which is awesome and organizes all that space. As for the hinge that refused to “click,” I’ll keep working on it until it does. I highly recommend this nice large desk.5
its goodEduardPerfect for my desk computer.5
Home office tableIvoryLove my this table. I assembled it myself and im a woman, took precaution since the instrcution says 2 people to assemble it. It took me 2 hours, i think that is good since the alwex drawer took me more time to fiqure things out but , this one is easier. I had a challenge with the snap and the other under the table rod and 2 legs since but was able to overcome it. You will know if the Assembly is correct, it attached exactly but when its not you kind of trying hard but does not fit means there is something you need to Re-Read the instrcution or the placing of each peice. All in all, i love my table and its function and the quality. Having a handheld drill tool will make your life easier and faster when it comes to assembly if you have it in your home.5
ALEX Desk, gray-turquoise, 52x22 7/8 "

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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.

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What is particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill leftovers – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a resource instead of possibly being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look.