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My current desk is working great, with the exception of the sliding keyboard tray which broke and no luck in fixing it. I am looking for a new desk within a hundred dollar range. The current one I have is a Mainstays brand (Walmart brand) and something like it would be great. I like having two shelves to accommodate for more stuff and a sliding keyboard tray is a must. A picture of the current one I have can be found in my profile pic.

Anybody have any recommendations?
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post #2 of 14
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Anybody?
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post #3 of 14
Do you have an IKEA near you??

Where do you live?

Take a look at my Office setup..
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post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Nice, I like it. I do have an IKEA near me.

I was trying to stay away from wood (metal or glass) so that the lighting would be more vibrant.
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post #5 of 14
You're unable to fix the sliding keyboard tray you have right now? What issue are you having?
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
The sliding mechanism completely broke. I went out to buy a similar desk by the same company (Mainstays for $40). The actual sliding board was a tad short so now it wobbles and I have it taped, screwed, just a mess.

I've been checking out Walmart, Target, Office Depot,etc. and they don't have much that is very nice.
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post #7 of 14
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This one is mine, but it's not to be found anywhere anymore:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Desk-with-bookcase/10167665
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post #8 of 14
I have same desk and love it. Sorry to hear about the broken slide. Ikea is a nice place to look at since you can pretty much customize a desk for yourself.
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post #9 of 14
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Can they do a nice one <$150?
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Samsung 830 Series 64gb Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ASUS 23" VH238H x2 Logitech G110 
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post #10 of 14
Have you checked Craigslist and your local secondhand stores already? I have an almost identical desk now, but I've never paid over $20 for a piece of furniture. x3
 
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