BEKANTUnderframe for table topArticle Number302.529.11
Width: 18 ½ "
Height: 3 ½ "
Length: 42 ½ "
Weight: 30 lb 12 oz
Width: 33 ½ "
Height: 1 "
Length: 51 ¼ "
Weight: 26 lb 14 oz
Useful deskIan L.Overall, the desk has met my expectations for over a year now. Looks good, has a nice depth allowing for a keyboard and notepad in front of a monitor.
A few reviews I'd seen before mentioned the rotors might stop working after many movements. Recently happened to me, but a quick fix:
(1) Hold down both the up and down buttons (same time) for 10 seconds.
(2) Lower the desk to maximum level
(3) Voila - it should work again.
Just wanted to share in case anyone else might have the same issue.5
Nice tablePatrickNice table5
Great desk! Not as easyJanetGreat desk! Not as easy to assemble as I expected, however.5
This is a great table to use as a working deskJocelynThe table is easy to build and feels very solid.
The table height can be adjusted with 2 screws and there is a net fixed underneath to route wires.5
Too too wideREEMToo too wide1
We just use it computerDavidWe just use it computer table, all of the white.5
Table topMichaelPros - practical and useful, easy to set up,
Cons - there are other cheaper table top in Staples store.5
UsefulDERICKA very plain functional desk. I do not find the cord system helpful.4
Does what you needDon N.Bought this as a crafting table for my wife. The unit is very sturdy and the adjustable height is very nice, since she is not very tall.5
This is a GREAT desk that deserve a 5 Star.mhan0527I don't know why people can give this desk a one star... huge mislead. This is a great all-around and versatile desk that has a reasonable size and quality for the money. Some people said the adjusting this table is a pain, but that's not what we experienced. This is not designed to be a standing/sitting lifting table. If needed, simply adjust the height of the chair. Overall, this unit absolutely deserves a five star. I would recommend everyone to buy it.5
Perfect and simplebdproPlenty of space for keyboard, monitor, laptop, mousepad, and other things like a notepad/coffee/phone/docking station/etc. The depth of the desk is perfect, it keeps the monitor at a comfortable distance from your eyes. Easy to assemble and more than sturdy for home use.5
Remeber to firmly assemble ithyehyekimI've bought this about 10 months ago and the tilting problem of this desk brought me back to leave a review. The desk has been slowly tilting. I was able to withstand it but I cannot anymore. My muscle in my shoulder area sores and I think it may have been because of tilted desk. Please make sure to assemble your product firmly. I think I assembled the desk pretty sturdily with a help of two men, but I am not sure where it went wrong. I really like the desk design but the tilting and shaking the this desk made me feel like the worst desk I've ever bought.2
Simple deskKathy1111I bought this at the beginning of work from home and it has been a life saver. It wasn't hard to put together.5
Don't buy thisTucsonMarioYes it's a desk. It does its job. It also shakes constantly when you're writing/typing on it. Also... Good luck adjusting the height on this thing... It's a huge pain. The metal leg slipped down into its base and is now stuck. Me and another person cannot pull it out at all. It's totally jammed so now I have a desk at the lowest possible position. Only positive about this... It doesn't shake nearly as much. Big negative... Cant fit my legs under the table. Awesome purchase.1
Doesn't work when arrivedVery Very AngryFollowed the instruction, assembled the desk, plugged in the key, plugged into outlet. Expect it to work, OH NO IT JUST DOESN'T WORK! IT DOESN'T MOVE AT ALL, THE BUTTONS DON'T WORK AND THE DESK WON'T MOVE!!1
Clean looking desk butTungThe desk looks neat and clean, has plenty of space for stuff, but the design is a little bit odd beause it's too wide, I have to lean myself toward the monitor to see it clearly otherwise I really like it!4
People are Tripping, Mice Work Great On This TableRob RemedyWe have 4 of them at my office and they're great. Never had an issue. If you're not a moron and know how to read instructions, you'll never break anything and it will always work.5
Great size with lots of depth. Seems very sturdy.Shane_HI'm glad I found this desk at IKEA, as I needed a desk with lots of depth, as I'm using it for a large computer workstation. Most desks today seem to be very shallow, as if they intend people to use them with laptops or all in one computers, like iMacs. Lots of space for all my stuff. I was unsure about the plastic fasteners holding the desk surface to the frame. It all seems remarkably sturdy so I'll rate this five stars for now. I like the look at the desk and the fit and finish looks and feels like quality.5
Nice price, adjustable height screw broke easydaffydukContrary to what another reviewer said my laser mouse (logitech brand) works fine on the white desk. I haven't had any issues with it. The only problem I had is that the piece that screws in the desk leg was stripped when we tried to adjust the height of the desk. One side worked great the other one didn't. I can't take it out to ask Ikea for a new piece, so I had to take the entire desk back. I purchased this desk bc the height was adjustable and I wasn't able to do so.3
updated reviewyallarefunnyi previously wrote a 1-star review for this product and immediately tried to modify or delete it, but was unable to. i wrote that optical mice don't track on the white surface. that was an overstatement on my part---mice work, they're just less responsive. i had switched from a mouse pad to mousing directly on the white and the difference was noticeable and it annoyed me and motivated me to write an overly critical review. if you mouse a lot, you probably won't be satisfied with mousing directly on the white. if you mouse relatively infrequently, you might be okay with the lesser responsiveness. i do think that the reduced responsiveness makes the white tabletop an imperfect product. the genius who countered my review by suggesting a mouse mat isn't as smart as he wants you to think. i've already tried a mouse mat, and they're too light to hold their position on a desk. if you check out some reviews of desk mats and pads, you'll notice a lot of negative reviews. that's because a perfect product either doesn't exist or will cost you a lot of money ($60+). a common issue is that they move around and thus require regular repositioning. if you use a mouse pad, or a trackball mouse, there's no reason not to buy the white top. for me it's been an issue because i have my mouse and a numpad in between the two halves of my split keyboard, and putting a mouse pad there would interfere with my placing of the keyboard halves. long story short: if you plan on mousing directly on your tabletop, i'd recommend buying a different color Bekant (assuming that mousing is better on those; i've read in many places that white surfaces present a mouse issue). apart from the mouse issue, i like this desk a lot. i needed a height-adjustable desk for ergonomic reasons (elbow and shoulder and neck pain from using a too-high desk). this Bekant isn't easy to adjust but once you do it, it's done, and you can get to work. it's also surprisingly sturdy.4
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To work standing up
Good ideas thrive where the unusual is business as usual. So surprise your body with movement now and then – even if you’re super-concentrated on something for a long time. When you shift position, your blood circulation increases. It makes it easier to relax your back, neck and shoulders. With a height-adjustable desk, it’s easy to vary your work position. It can do wonders for your creativity and focus, and even be a good substitute for that extra cup of coffee.
Make 1+1 become 3
Sometimes we need to work on our own – sometimes we want to work together. Or just socialize. When we collaborate, we can share ideas, become inspired and create an environment where both businesses and people can flourish. To meet our changing needs, we need furniture that are as adaptable as we are. That makes it possible to create the workday we need and want.
Storage that takes you places
Storage with casters is easy to get out of the way when you want to turn the workplace into something else. Perhaps shift focus from one task to another, make room for cleaning or less serious stuff? Office supplies fit perfectly in storage with casters. It makes them easy to bring to the desk, the sofa – or wherever it is you prefer to work.
Two for one
Even if you have all your meetings online or out of the office, it can be a good idea to have an extra seat for colleagues or family members that want to stop by. When you’re on your own, you can use it for relaxation after a session by the screen – perhaps by doing a different type of work-task for a while. If you have little space, there are storage units approved to be used as seating as well.
Storage for people on the go
Storage units developed for standing work are handy if you don’t have a need or the space for a big desk. They can be used as presentation-desks, and if you add casters to them, you can easily move them around and rearrange the room in seconds.
Shared storage and shared spaces
Lack of storage seems to be a universal issue – no matter how disciplined you are or what you do for a living. Large storage units are convenient when you’re sharing storage with someone else. They can also be used as room dividers to create individual workspaces without walls or doors.
Hide or show what you’re storing
If you go for closed storage, it will always look nice and tidy no matter what is hidden inside the cabinets. With glass doors, you get an overview of what’s in the cabinets and can protect your stuff from dust. They also give an opportunity to show visitors things you are extra proud of.
To work sitting down
When you feel like working sitting down, choose a chair that adapts to you, not the other way around. Make sure it gives back support, is adjustable and can swivel – allowing for that all-important movement. You want to be able to sit upright and have your monitor at eye height, and your arms and elbows at a 90-degree angle with your hands just above your keyboard. If you need extra support for your lower back, choose a chair that has lumbar support.
A chair without armrests provides freedom for natural movement, but a chair with armrests will support the upper part of your forearms, thereby reducing stress on shoulders and back. Make sure the armrests don’t prevent you from drawing the chair close to the desk.
Chairs with casters
If you want a chair that can roll around and is easy to move, make sure it has safety casters. The safety casters make the chair stay in place when you get up from it.
Do yourself a favor, change position now and then instead of sitting or standing all day. A sit/stand support doesn’t have any back-support or armrests. It allows for a flexible work position at both desks and high tables. You get a more open posture – good for your circulation and core muscles, and awesome for both body and mind.
Managing the essentials
Cables. We need them, but we don’t want to see them. They’re easy to trip on, and it can be hard to know which one goes where. A cable management solution helps you to organize and hide the cables. It also makes your workstation look less cluttered and cleaning a whole lot easier. There are a several different cable management systems to choose from, see which one that suits you best.
Digital help that works in real life
There are a number of technological aids that can make your working life easier. With NFC (Near Field Communication) you can lock away your things with a card key instead of a regular key. There are also apps that you can use to control some desks. The apps can remind you to move around now and then, so you get a healthier workday. Or automatically set your favorite height if you share a height-adjustable desk with someone else.
Reduce noise pollution
Your ears should feel just as comfortable at work as your back, neck and shoulders. What someone thinks is calming background sound, can be noise to someone else. With soft-closing doors and drawers you can reduce noise pollution. You can also use fabrics, cushions and rugs to dampen sounds, soften echoes and give the office a homier feeling.
Feel at home at work
Apart from having flexible furniture, there are other things you can do to make magic happen at work. Decorate with plants that improve the air quality. Let daylight in – without causing glare. Make sure there’s access to hot drinks and cold water. But above all, challenge truths, try new things and ask for help if you need it. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable at work.
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.
What is particleboard?
Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of 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. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.
"When we designed the BEKANT series our goal was to make flexible desk combinations that encourage collaborations, meetings and creativity. The desks come in different sizes and shapes – you can use one alone or combine them to suit your needs. And they’re easy to add onto, or change, any time your needs do. To encourage a healthy work environment, most underframes have a sit and stand function that allows you to vary positions. Also, this series has been tested and approved for professional use, so it’s perfect in all types of offices."