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post #11 of 28
Be careful if you scuff off the laminate, you will see white paper undercoating and if any liquid gets through, it will swell up. I have a few rings on my desk from this. Easy fix, USE A COASTER!

Yes, IT DOES BEND!
Those flimsy metal support braces do NOTHING!

But... you can always just spend a few more dollars and fix it yourself!
I had the issue, but having work working tools can be handy, even the most basic of ones.

Here is what I did to fix my desk:

- 3/4" thick plywood
- Cut 2x 41" lengths @ 2" wide
- Apply glue, clamp, and put 4x screws evenly spaced for security. MAKE SURE THE SCREWS WILL NOT GO THROUGH THE DESK!

*Note: You may notice I removed my corner piece. I just didn't want to use it atm. I didn't use the Keyboard tray either, nor that riser that your monitor would sit on.

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As you can see, there is no more bend. This is strong with a full size desktop on the desk and a 24" monitor sitting on it as well, just not displayed in these images.
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Edited by sledgehammer1990 - 8/22/11 at 4:27pm
post #12 of 28
I had this desk for quite a while, I actually liked it for the size it was and the quality it was (yes, I know it was cheap) for but you can't find as big of a desk with what it offers for $70, either.

I'd buy it again if price/size was an issue. It's enough to hold ****. That's all that matters to me. You can also get wood glue or another glue to add support for cheaper than buying another desk
     
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Originally Posted by Balsagna;14678339 
I had this desk for quite a while, I actually liked it for the size it was and the quality it was (yes, I know it was cheap) for but you can't find as big of a desk with what it offers for $70, either.

I'd buy it again if price/size was an issue. It's enough to hold ****. That's all that matters to me. You can also get wood glue or another glue to add support for cheaper than buying another desk

So much room! When I saw this deal, I was actually considering buying another, just to build onto this one and have a work bench in my room for the mods, buts that's what the little section is for now, ha.
Edited by sledgehammer1990 - 8/22/11 at 4:52pm
post #14 of 28
Both of my roommates have this desk. Very spacious.. but don't put too much weight on the table or it will sag over time
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post #15 of 28
Felt this desk at Staples a while back, and it felt rather cheap. sledgehammer's mod looks like it would make the desk pretty great though.
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post #16 of 28
Yes, if you are willing to add your own bracing/support, it will work just fine. Without that added support it's a bendy piece of crap.
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post #17 of 28
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Thanks sledge.

People, if you can find any other desk this size(or price) you found one hell of a deal. This is a $70 desk and with $15 worth of wood/glue it makes it even better.
post #18 of 28
I've got this for my eyefinity setup, check it out in my build log. I like this desk, but it's definetly warping because of the weight of my three monitors + speakers. Looking to replace it soon with some IKEA stuff.
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post #19 of 28
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Star, do the mod sledge did. Could add years to the life of your desk.
post #20 of 28
My desk is over 3 years old and still in not bad condition. The only regret I have is not being able to get the version my friend got. The legs were textured grey metal with a darker laminate then maple. Would have gone better with my other bedroom furniture.
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