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Read a DIY article a while back about an office using countertops + screwed on legs to great success (no sag so the point he could sit all of his 190lb body on it without issues, I know some Ikea desks sag a bit)

So... I really like the look of this desk.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S99862764

But I really dislike the fact that there is such a big gap in between the legs that would almost positively create a sag over time, wouldn't it?

So I was thinking.. Maybe I could get those legs and a counter top of comparable measurements?

Thoughts on this? I'd honestly prefer going with the desk top (easier, don't have to drill holes, etc) but I am so afraid it'll sag.
Edited by X3NIA - 12/30/10 at 1:14pm
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post #2 of 17
I want to say no... But to be honest, IKEA products are kind of cheap... So I can't say either yes or no they won't sag after a while. It's like all the products they make are out of particle board.
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Get the two sides and then buy a nice oak door. No sag, great finish, and plenty of space.
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post #4 of 17
Get the Jonas desk. I just got it for my brand new build. Case on the right side next to the cabinet and 23" monitor on top. Plenty of room. And very sturdy, nice storage. $129

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90175415
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post #5 of 17
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I want to say no... But to be honest, IKEA products are kind of cheap... So I can't say either yes or no they won't sag after a while. It's like all the products they make are out of particle board.
Yeah, thats what I was thinking with the particle board thing. A counter top, though, is solid wood and a bit thicker.. Also has a nicer finish (this looks like it has a plasticy kind of finish)

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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
Get the two sides and then buy a nice oak door. No sag, great finish, and plenty of space.
Thanks! Might consider this if I can find the right measurements.

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Originally Posted by zactillow View Post
Get the Jonas desk. I just got it for my brand new build. Case on the right side next to the cabinet and 23" monitor on top. Plenty of room. And very sturdy, nice storage. $129

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90175415
I'm using one like this right now, it wobbles side to side a bit and I need it wider. I can't find anything wider (65-70 inches) that is the same depth, everything is 3-5" less deep so I was going to buy something like what I linked and then wall mount my 32".. I have a good stud right behind the television that would work great

Old pic and everything is messy but you get the idea.. I like my PC high, unfortunately I don't have the width on my current desk to have both screens and 2 bookshelf speakers as well as the computer. The extra 20" or so on the new desk would allow this



Also have a box of spare parts in the other room, was going to DIY a nice headphone stand for my DT770s
Edited by X3NIA - 12/30/10 at 1:40pm
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post #6 of 17
Build your own. Ikea stuff is all particle board.

Hmm im a slow poster, must've had this tab open for awhile.
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post #7 of 17
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Build your own. Ikea stuff is all particle board.

Hmm im a slow poster, must've had this tab open for awhile.
Which is why I was thinking of going with solid wood countertops.
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I have this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19852113

When the top gets worn, I'll just buy a door and put it on top.
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post #9 of 17
just go to the store and build your own thats what i did saved like 60 bucks
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just go to the store and build your own thats what i did saved like 60 bucks
Store is unfortunately out of stock, only other Ikea is a good 3 hour drive away.

Most likely going to be ordering online, unfortunately.
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