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1x http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/50121453
5x http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10105290

$79 for a 2 meter desk that is minimalistic? Seems to good to be true.


Looks like this when assembled, but black.
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24" is a little narrow for a desk. I'm planning on buying two sheets of 4'x8' MDF for about $60 and make a 6'x3' desk out of it.

Also, Swedish, which means the legs will rip out of it if you hit it wrong.
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I rock a 6' folding table from Wal Mart for $30. You can't get a desk anywhere near that size for anywhere near that price.
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Originally Posted by CTRLurself [Knyte Custom] View Post
24" is a little narrow for a desk. I'm planning on buying two sheets of 4'x8' MDF for about $60 and make a 6'x3' desk out of it.

Also, Swedish, which means the legs will rip out of it if you hit it wrong.
This man speaks the truth. We ordered several hundred tables and chairs from a Swedish company and they've been nothing but massive headaches... So flimsy...
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post #5 of 22
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Well, It's going to be in a corner, and I'll only be using it for 8 months for school..

Also, My current desk is only 20" deep and I'm happy with it, an extra 4 inches will be quite nice.
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Check out the Galant from Ikea.. couldn't be happier with mine! I know its a bit more than $79 but its probably the best bang for your buck on a actual desk.

EDIT: It says its $234 on there site but I bought just the tabletop for around 100 bucks and made my own legs that are debatably better than what they sell.
Edited by Lyfskills - 8/19/11 at 6:35am
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post #7 of 22
I have this exact setup lol black and all. Definitely the best bang for your buck desk.
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post #8 of 22
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Is it somewhat sturdy? How do you like it?
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It's very sturdy, phenomenal for the price. Here's a pic of the current setup. Monitors on the left and right are 24", middle one is 22". The picture is outdated though, since I mounted the middle monitor and put my PS3/PS3 below it now. Can't mount the others





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post #10 of 22
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+Rep for the pictures! Looks really nice! Also the perfect size. I'll only have 1 27" so I'll have lots of room.
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