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Plan on spending about $20 on a 7ft x 3-4ft door slab for a desk. However, I need some legs! Prefer cheap as possible. Already checked craigslist for floor speakers that don't work. All are too tall. It'll be supporting 3 monitors and 2 speakers.


I might go with 2 sawhorses, but not sure. I'd like to keep the entire desk build under $65 if possible.

Or if someone knows of a desk that is at least 7ft wide (to support all 3 monitors and 2 6in speakers) for about $60-70, that'd be cool too.
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post #2 of 8
Ikea has these for $3.50.
post #3 of 8
Little people. They are fairly easy to feed and maintain, though you might need to hire a 5th to rotate any others out for bathroom breaks, you don't want that mess in the computer area.
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post #5 of 8
I did this for years. Use filing cabinets. That way you get storage, as well as desk legs. You can probably find some at Goodwill for like $10-15/ea

Note: if you're going to have a lot of weight--like your three monitors plus a printer and your computer--you might want to get a 4x4 as well to mount in the center to support the weight and stop the door slab from bowing. Need some power tools to cut and drill the wood though.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

I did this for years. Use filing cabinets. That way you get storage, as well as desk legs. You can probably find some at Goodwill for like $10-15/ea

Yup. That's exactly what my uncle did. Door slab and filing cabinets.

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post #7 of 8

The first one depends on what they mean by "composite" core. The screws holding the legs on need something solid to grip in the door. The second one hollow core, so no. The third is unknown because it doesn't mention what the core of the door is like.

You'd be better off getting table tops and legs from Ikea and building whatever shape and length desk you need.
post #8 of 8
Interior doors are usually hollow. You want an exterior door. They're more expensive, but interior doors are weak and will bow.

Still cheaper than a similar sized desk though.
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