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Hey,

Desperately need a desk for my bedroom as I'm tired of my setup being my the only room in my house with a big enough table.

Anyway, I've got a 3 monitor set up (3 22 inches in landscape) and a rather small bedroom so my desk options are limited!

I've heard that corner desks work quite well with 3 screen setups but I'm not entirely convinced.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S39835924

The ikea Galant looks decent and I can pick it up for a third of the price on ebay. Not too sure my monitors will fit on the curve though, will they??

There is a slightly lengthier version of the galant but I'm not sure the length justifies the price. http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S19807470

Another desk jumped out at me and my friend has one. The ikea Jonas (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70110707) Really like it. It's not too big as the corner space I have is just under 2 metres and this is 143cm so plenty of room. but I'm just a bit worried as I measured my 3 monitors across and they're about 145cm and I'm not too sure I'd like them hanging off! I would have speakers too so maybe this option is a bit unrealistic.

So my question is should I go for the smaller galant? Or the slightly larger, which I can't seem to find for cheap anywhere on ebay... Or maybe an entirely different desk...

Suggestions please! And I am in the UK so pounds and UK shipping sites only, pretty please!


EDIT: There are cheap longer Galants it's no one on ebay seems to want to use a courier or freight! Collecting something a hundred miles away is just impossible. Does anyone know of a service that, well picks up this sort of stuff for you lol?
Edited by kidshenlong - 7/26/11 at 5:52am
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post #2 of 11
The ikea galant corner would fit 3x 30" monitors if you wanted to do that. So yes, it will have enough space. I'd not suggest the bigger galant. IMO it's not worth it. The desk is huge anyways. Just look at the physical dimensions on the galant info page. 160cm wide

It's also sturdy enough to hold a rig on it if you want. It holds up to 70kg easily
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Even at the corner bend? I'm a bit worried it won't quite fit on lol
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Hmm? What about the corner bend?
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Sorry I wasn't be clear enough. I planned to have my centre screen at the curve, like in the corner of the desk, and the other screens to the left and right of this. My fear is that there won't be enough room because the left side is so short. Like this.
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My current setup for a few days still. The acer on the left is a 24", so you can deduct the conclusions from that one.

IF you need more space on the left, there is a round short maybe 35cm extention available for both ends. Makes the desk look better and have a bit more space. You see my round extention on the left there. Without the extention, the thin gray line there is where your desk would end


Edited by De-Zant - 7/26/11 at 6:13am
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
The ikea galant corner would fit 3x 30" monitors if you wanted to do that. So yes, it will have enough space. I'd not suggest the bigger galant. IMO it's not worth it. The desk is huge anyways. Just look at the physical dimensions on the galant info page. 160cm wide

It's also sturdy enough to hold a rig on it if you want. It holds up to 70kg easily
Second that.
they are built fairly good and I've never had a problem with them(though they never come with all the screws).
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Oh wow that picture's exactly what I needed! Nice to know extensions are available too... Good old Ikea! Thanks for that dude. I'm gonna start bidding right now! Rep+
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If you buy a desk used, you still need to get those extentions from ikea, no?

I'll see if I can find them on the ikea site for you.
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http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S89843747
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S79823387
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S09843746
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S29843745
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S09852118
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S29837476
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S09821891
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S49837475
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S79837474
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S89852119



Provides exactly 40cm more space on the desk width wise on the shorter end of the table, but I doubt you would need this.
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