Ikea Jerker Drawer Unit

The Ikea Jerker drawer unit, designed to be used with the long desk, and the storage unit, is perhaps the rarest Ikea Jerker add-on made.

Ikea Jerker Drawer Unit Dimensions

Dimensions: 16.5″ x 15.75″ x 11.375″

Made of real wood and painted silver, it bolts into the bottoms of the either a steel storage rack, or a desk frame. It originally sold for about $50.

Here’s how it looks:

Ikea Jerker Drawer Unit mounted under a desk

Ikea Jerker Storage Unit with Drawers

I don’t have very much experience with the drawer unit, a friend’s mom has a set, but I’d like to get my hands on one, two, or maybe three sets.

If you have a set please let me how you like it. Do you use it? What do you keep in it? Would you redesign any element of it? Does it need handles?

6 thoughts on “Ikea Jerker Drawer Unit”

  1. This is a component I’ve taken for granted. Stationary in one drawer, paperwork in the other. You say it’s rare? Well, I’ve treated mine like it’s one of a kind regardless. 🙂 The snappy shutting action is satisfying. Space is just right. A very functional drawer unit. And no, handles are not needed – never even considered it.

  2. Hi I have a jerker desk which I bought in about 2004 or so. I have the 2-drawer unit, which I finally decided I want to remove. I want to use the desk as a two-computer setup, but having the drawer on one-side makes it a bit uncomfortable to slide my chair under.

    Only trouble is, I can’t figure out how to remove it. There aren’t any obvious bolts, or any ways to get the drawers out. I cant remember how I put it together.

  3. Hey there. Got my first jerker desk about a year ago. I found a printer shelf on craigslist in vancouver. I took it home and clamped one leg to my desk and drilled some holes in it. Now it is attached to my desk with just one leg! I think it’s pretty cool. Email me if you would like to see it

  4. I just got a long desk and the drüber from a friend. I Don’t have the slightest idea how to install the drawer. Does anybody have a piece of advice or the instruction for me?

    1. I would like some direction as well on this.
      My ex was the one who knew how to attach these drawers to the desk and there is definitely no obvious way to figure it out just by looking @ it. I need some feedback and experience shared on this please!
      Thanks 🙂

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