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PÅHL Desk, white,

Price $ 99.99
Use FIXA hole saw set to make a hole in the desktop where it suits you best, for cable management. FIXA sold separately.

How to get it

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

  • 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 fiberboard 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 "

Depth: 22 7/8 "

Min. height: 23 1/4 "

Max. height: 28 3/8 "

Max. load: 110 lb

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    PÅHLArticle Number503.064.80

    Width: 9 ¼ "

    Height: 3 ½ "

    Length: 23 ¼ "

    Weight: 18 lb 12 oz

    Package(s): 1

    PÅHLArticle Number703.064.84

    Width: 23 ¼ "

    Height: 1 ¾ "

    Length: 40 ¼ "

    Weight: 13 lb 4 oz

    Package(s): 1


Great desk for short peopleSharon T.I'm 5'4. I'm a student on my desk 8+ hours a day. It was really hard finding a desk that fits my height and allows me to sit in an ergonomic position. This desk has really helped with my neck pain. The quality is surprisingly great. The table top arrived damaged, and Ikea customer support was able to send me a replacement quickly. The matte finish of the table top feels amazing. My only gripe is that I wish the desk was larger. Overall, very happy with my purchase. Great quality, great price, great service.5
Forget your kids, buy this for YOU.Jenny B.I'm a 5'2" female (adult), and recently discovered that I've been sitting at the wrong height desk for my whole life. I bought this desk and I have it on the second setting and finally--my feet flay flat on the ground when I sit at my desk. It seems crazy, but I checked the internet for the right height desk for my height, and voila! Run, don't walk, petite ladies! (One note: it's a bit wobbly, so be sure to tighten all your screws--I may have to go back and fix it.)5
Great little kids deskElPerfect size for our 3ft little one. This is at the lowest setting possible aka no side shelves. Took a star away because it would be great if the shelves still attached somehow with it being at the lowest possible height.4
PÅHLJessicawe bought 3 PÅHL desks and there are wonderful.5
Tall but young kid likes itRachelI love that it can grow with him since he seems to be half bean sprout.5
Love this deskSabrinaI made a mini gaming setup for my son with this desk. I love it. I love that this desk has multiple height adjustments so it can grow with him. I would definitely recommend.5
Just What I WantedJeniferI needed a small desk for a small space but it had to be tall enough and have enough desk top space for my needs. Although this is sold as a children's desk, when legs are raised to their high point, it is perfect for my adult, 5'5" frame! Love it!5
Sturdy and adjustableELIZABETHBought this as a LEGO table. When it has been outgrown for that purpose, it should make a nice school desk.5
Perfect desk for my daughterMichelleThis table worked perfect in my daughters room. She’s 8 and uses it for homework and arts and crafts. I love that it can grow along with her.5
Perfect kids tableCaseyNeeded a new table for my 6 year old to be able to use for homework, crafts and coloring. This is the perfect size. We are still on the low level so I know I won’t need to buy a new one every couple years which makes this the perfect choice! Table is also nice and sturdy and she can fit so much on it!5
Perfect desk!RhondaPerfect for my granddaughter. It is good quality and I love that the height is adjustable.5
Great DeskANGELOverall great desk, love that i can chage the heights. Easy to put together, a few of teh screws went in a little tricky only because the holes are close to the leg. Wish there were more color options.5
Perfect additionJENNIEEasy to clean , fits nicely in small spaces. Love the little details underneath for pencils5
Good tableMIRIBought it for my kid who is in first grade. Works great for us. We assembled it together5
Barb aka Barbie is the best!WilliamBarb has helped me tremendously and I couldn’t have furnished my whole condo unit without her. Thank you Ikea for retaining talent.5
Love it !JACQUELINEEasy to assembly and clean. You can adjust it with three different heights as you need it. I love that you can put keep cables and extension cords organized by placing them in the cable holders between the front and back legs.5
Nice desk!NataliaNice desk!5
Worth the investmentANAI also have the bigger desk for almost five years now and it’s in great condition. It was disassembled and place in a storage for almost a year and it’s intact. My kids love them. Definitely worth the money5
I ordered two of theseSHAQUANDAI ordered two of these desk for my 6 and 9 year old. With virtual school still in progress. I needed them to have a suitable workspace to call their own. The price was great and quality is amazing. I would highly recommend to others.5
Why haven’t grown ups tried thisVERONICAI bought this for personal use. As I kept researching this product I didn’t realize this was meant to be a kids table that they can grow with, but as I read 1 review which was totally helpful made the ultimate decision for me, easy to build, not heavy, I do have to Mac monitors on it. The table is not as sturdy as I want it to be, I realize it after my active toddler decided to swing on this desk but you should be ok if they listen. I’m content with the product and you can’t go wrong with the price.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 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.


What is constructed board?

We use constructed boards when manufacturing many of our pieces of furniture, such as tables and wardrobes. They are light yet still stable and strong. Each board has a frame made of chipboard, fiberboard 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