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In addition to bread-making supplies and puzzles, people are stocking up on office furniture. IKEA has seen a surge in the demand for workspace products, namely desks, including ones that are designed to hide unsightly cords and others that are meant for standing. These items help get the job done, but there’s another popular option that’s a whole lot more flexible. 

The Gerton tabletop and Adils legs are currently two of the retailer’s best-selling products. When combined, the pieces can serve infinite functions, the most useful being a makeshift office. Top it off with an agenda, extra-sharp pencils, and a vase filled with freshly picked flowers and you’ve got a productive work (or homeschooling) zone. Or if you’ve been on a meal-prep rampage, bring it closer to the kitchen, where it can double as additional counter space and, once you’re done cooking, a dining table. 

The beechwood surface doesn’t have to go to waste once you get back to your old routine. One bright idea? Separate the slab from the legs and turn it into a headboard. We pulled off this DIY with the Ryggestad tabletop, batting, a staple gun, a drill, fabric, and a simple picture frame hanging system. Your creative pursuits don’t have to stop once self-isolation does. 

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