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I checked Ikea out. They didnt have any desks that I was interested in.
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Wow expected more replies.
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I've got this and I love it. I put my two monitors on the raised area. It's on sale at my staples for $75.
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But man.. If I had the means to build my own desk, I would in a jiffy! My grandfather is a carpenter, so I'm thinking once I move back east, I will ask him to help me out building an awesome desk! Maybe with my pc right inside.. mmmmm...
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I've got this and I love it. I put my two monitors on the raised area. It's on sale at my staples for $75.
I have the same desk. It's bowed where my monitor is. On top of that all of the laminate is torn off.
post #16 of 27
Lame.. I just looked at mine from an angle, and it looks like mine is bowed too lol. Well, I guess it's not going to snap in half *knock on wood* seeing as I have had it for a while. As long as it lasts me another twoish years, I'll be happy.
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Wow expected more replies.
Looks like its time to pull out the ol' hammer and nails.
post #18 of 27
I know you said you checked out Ikea and weren't interested in any of the desks there. I did the same. But then I had a different idea, and I went with it. Best decision ever.

Ikea Countertop + Ikea legs.

Most people use the common Ikea tabletop/leg combos, but I went with a kitchen countertop. It cost me $80 (Canada, prolly cheaper in the US) for a very very solid piece of wood that's scratch, heat, and moisture resistant, measures 6' long by 2' wide and is an inch and a half thick. My particular one doesn't exist anymore, but any will do. You can get other lengths as well... 4' or 8' long, and the price difference isn't massive.

I bought Vika Moliden underframes (2) for $30ea, but you can do others that are cheaper if needed. I did have to modify the frames as they were too wide, but it was easy enough to do. If you don't have access to tools and want to save a bit, just go with any of the standard legs.

It's cheap, rock solid, and original.

You can't bend this thing. I have the two frames set just a few inches in from each side, so there's a good 5' of unsupported middle section and I can stand on it dead center, without it even showing a tiny bit of bend. I weigh 140lbs. =)

If you want pics of my setup just ask, otherwise... go to Ikea and have fun.
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Just looked at ikea usa and a countertop was around $129.
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Desks are an old idea still clinging on to the under carriage of technology. Get a comfortable chair, a wall mounted tv/monitor and some wireless peripherals.
Every desk I ever owned just collected junk garbage and clutter, I got rid of it and never looked back.
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