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I'm looking for a keyboard tray that I can buy and install under my desk.

Preferably a tray with enough room for me to fit my keyboard and a small/medium sized mouse pad all together.

Requirements:

At least 8 inches (approx 20cm) in depth
At least 24 inches (or 61cm) wide
Can be installed under a desk with 8 inches surface area

Any recommendations?
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post #2 of 7
Humanscale and Ergotron make some nifty ones. Quite expensive though.

http://www.humanscale.com/products/product_detail.cfm?group=KeyboardSystems
http://www.ergotron.com/Products/tabid/65/PRDID/112/Language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.ergotron.com/Products/tabid/65/PRDID/470/language/en-US/Default.aspx
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I only have about 8 inches depth under my desk due to a metal bar that goes under across the entire desk providing support.

Will these fit? They look very nice.
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post #4 of 7
You'd have to take a look at the installation specifications and see if it would work in your situation. If your desk has wooden sides, you could make your own really cheap. Just buy a set of 100lb rated slides (~$25) and a piece of plywood sanded down, and voila. I did (sig project).
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post #5 of 7
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Unfortunately my desk doesn't have any sides. To give a better picture, here is the desk I am using right now:

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S19836967/

It's nice, very durable but I'd like to put an extra keyboard under the desk to use for my 2nd PC.
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post #6 of 7
Ahh Ikea. Knowing them, the top is made from particle board. Which makes it almost impossible to screw into with a reliable, strong hold, especially for something demanding as a keyboard tray.

In that case you'll probably be better off looking for something like the one I linked, or something similar to it where the clamps to the front edge of the desk.

http://www.ergotron.com/Products/tabid/65/PRDID/470/language/en-US/Default.aspx

The instructions show it still screwing into the underside of the desk, however the front wraps around and seems to create a balancing pressure on it to prevent it from being ripped right out.

http://www.ergotron.com/Portals/0/tp/G/Ac/888-97-173-W.pdf


You have the same dilemma I did. I was looking for something similar, but could never find anything large enough for what I wanted. They seem to mostly be made for office environments where a lot of space for the mouse isn't required. That's why I said screw it, and made my own desk lol.
Edited by Backfat - 10/19/11 at 11:31am
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www.versatables.com

They make outstanding office equipment.
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