I headed to Ikea to see what I could use to create exactly what I wanted on the cheap. In the section with all the table tops and legs, I was able to pick up two Vika Lerberg Trestles for $10 each. Next, I headed to the "as is" section and found a leftover metal shelf that (for the most part) fits on top of the trestle legs.
|One set of legs + the top|
Putting the legs together was a pretty similar to any Ikea job; you wedge some pieces together and turn that tiny screwdriver a million times. Once the legs were assembled I just popped the top on and voila! a table/desk.
|Don't be fooled, it's usually not this clean|