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if you had to choose between the Ikea Galant Corner Desk or two of the Vika Amon with Legs what would you chose, and why?

They will be going in a corner and supporting two moniters and a 40" tv.

Thanks for any input!
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I don't like the placement of the legs on that Ikea table. It just seems that the leftmost diagonal leg would get in your way often. I also think that the do it yourself parts you've linked look beefier and would have a better visual appeal. If those were my only two choices, I'd go with the latter.
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I'd rather go with something with drawers like this. Because then you can keep your pens/markers/files/folders/papers/binders/other office supplies etc..etc..in the drawers for easy access without placing them on your table which takes up space. More convenient than to have a separate drawer where it's out of reach. Click on the pic for link.
vika-amon-vika-alex-table__0115272_PE268505_S4.JPG

Or maybe instead of having legs on the other side....why not partner it with another drawer/cabinet like this one for your computer tower....it keeps it silent inside(don't know if its open in the back but make sure your case isn't suffocated inside breathing the same hot air its' exhausting. Click on the pic for link.
vika-alex-storage-unit__0087724_PE217290_S4.JPG

Or an L shape table with drawers/cabinet instead of legs.
note: the drawers/cabinet are of the same height as the legs you provided 27½". I'd have gone with this setup if I had thought about Ikea before I built my own table.

edit:
btw 27½" might not be as tall for some, but if you go with the drawer/cabinet setup then you can probably place a 5" white wood on top of it or something nice that matches the setup to give you a height boost and more leg room. My table is at 32" height and it's perfect...my chair can go all the way up to max height and not hit the table.

edit:
here's what youll need for the drawer/cabinet/tabletop setup;
Drawer----$79.99
vika-alex-drawer-unit__0087723_PE217289_S4.JPG

Cabinet----$49.99
vika-alex-storage-unit__0087724_PE217290_S4.JPG

Tabletop---$45.00
vika-amon-table-top__57135_PE162756_S4.jpg

Edited by YanYan001 - 8/22/11 at 5:04pm
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Thanks for the post guys, im really leaning towards the two Vika Amon is a corner desk set up, possibly with some drawers. Not sure though, any other ideas?
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Originally Posted by 10halec;14678818 
Thanks for the post guys, im really leaning towards the two Vika Amon is a corner desk set up, possibly with some drawers. Not sure though, any other ideas?

I just went to ikea today...you honestly have to go there and figure it out yourself...there are so many options that you can do. I changed my mind several times in the store. I saw the 2 amon desk setup...and it was nice...but I thought it wasn't deep enough personally...only 24"...whereas the galant I just got has a 31.5" depth.
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post #6 of 42
Take the Galant. The depth of the desk is amazing and you'll love it. The Vika Amon seems way to shallow of a desk. You can buy extensions and such for the Galant too, so you can have an L-desk if you want.
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Originally Posted by surfbumb;14678951 
I just went to ikea today...you honestly have to go there and figure it out yourself...there are so many options that you can do. I changed my mind several times in the store. I saw the 2 amon desk setup...and it was nice...but I thought it wasn't deep enough personally...only 24"...whereas the galant I just got has a 31.5" depth.

Thats probably what i will end up doing, my choice is up in the air right now!
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post #8 of 42
Personally I have the same Galant desk (with a white birch veneer) at work, and I hate it. While it does have the right depth for multiple monitors and a big ergonomic keyboard, the curve of the desk can be annoying enough, especially if you slouch like I do when I type.

Plus if you have a lunch box, phone and desk fan running, it can feel a bit cramped on space. But that's just my .02
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This is what i was thinking of doing with either of the desk. TV wall mounted, and the pink squares are monitors on desk!

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Pardon the horrid drawing (:
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Get the Amon's ...you'll have WAY more space for cheaper! smile.gif
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