Desks - whatcha got?

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Great Satchmo
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Desks - whatcha got?

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:02 pm

I'm about to move and am looking at desks. The one I have has limited space and I feel like it's going to make it tough to fit a book and some notes or my laptop on it.

I'd like to see what desks are working well for other people.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby merichard87 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:10 pm

Just buy a door and put it on 2 file cabinets like Matthies did.

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Great Satchmo
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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:24 pm

Looks like it's probably not necessary to have a bunch of shelving or drawers, eh? Just some filing cabinets and a bookshelf?

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby trialjunky » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:42 pm

Got a desk from Walmart. Yeah, I should have checked the height. I have to get a kiddie chair its so low :(

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby traehekat » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:17 pm

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http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/200593/Realspace-Dawson-60-Computer-Desk-30/?cm_cat=2000000363

Only $100 when I picked it up. However, after I put my laptop, mouse pad, monitor, lamp, and document tray on here I wish I had a little more room. The rollout keyboard thing helps though.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby General Tso » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:32 pm

i like the ikea expedit shelves + desk

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby alisyn313 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:38 pm

I got this from Staples over the weekend. I got it for 119.99 on sale and they deliver for free if it's over 50.00. The desk is currently out of stock but there should be more in later and they also have them at the store and they still deliver it for you. I saw the desk at the store and it is very nice and even though it doesn't take up a lot of space, there is plenty of space for books, laptop, printer, and much more. Good luck!


http://www.staples.com/Bush-Portsmouth- ... G33:DP4543

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:40 pm

General Tso wrote:i like the ikea expedit shelves + desk


I have those, but for the space-challenged (i.e. moving into a studio), that's a lot of space when storage needs probably aren't that high. 2 cubes wide, maybe 3, would be more than enough.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby General Tso » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:42 pm

Great Satchmo wrote:
General Tso wrote:i like the ikea expedit shelves + desk


I have those, but for the space-challenged (i.e. moving into a studio), that's a lot of space when storage needs probably aren't that high. 2 cubes wide, maybe 3, would be more than enough.


you can get the 2 column expedit and attach the desk

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10103088

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:53 pm

General Tso wrote:
Great Satchmo wrote:
General Tso wrote:i like the ikea expedit shelves + desk


I have those, but for the space-challenged (i.e. moving into a studio), that's a lot of space when storage needs probably aren't that high. 2 cubes wide, maybe 3, would be more than enough.


you can get the 2 column expedit and attach the desk

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10103088


Whaaaa?

How do you attach the desk? I plan on heading to Ikea once I somehow discard of my current desk, additional ideas are always a help.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby danidancer » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:56 pm

I have this and LOVE it. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10115213 The drop down door is great for hiding shit away. It's very sturdy for Ikea.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby manbearwig » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:02 pm

http://www.target.com/Circo-Desk-Honey- ... wb_2_title

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Only 90 bucks. It might be kinda small, but you could fit a laptop and some books on it easy, and it fits nicely in my room on the same wall as my bed.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby LAWYER2 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:54 am

I'm picking up a used conference table from craigslist. Nice mahogany wood with 6 leather back chairs for $90 bucks! It will replace the pool table in my place now lol. Nice and big to spread out all my material, and accommodate any study groups!
CL FTW!

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby badpixie » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:13 am

http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products ... h+somerset

71" L-desk with Hutch. Pricey, but space for a dual monitor set-up and still plenty of room to spread out.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:53 pm

alisyn313 wrote:I got this from Staples over the weekend. I got it for 119.99 on sale and they deliver for free if it's over 50.00. The desk is currently out of stock but there should be more in later and they also have them at the store and they still deliver it for you. I saw the desk at the store and it is very nice and even though it doesn't take up a lot of space, there is plenty of space for books, laptop, printer, and much more. Good luck!


http://www.staples.com/Bush-Portsmouth- ... G33:DP4543


Yeah, I like this one, but I think it might be too small once I put books, laptop, EXTRA MONITOR (which is apparently a necessity?), printer, and whatever else on it. Then again, whenever I'm doing homework, I almost always have the textbook out AND my laptop in case I need to look up any think pertinent to the material.

Also, those drawers seem pretty useless. What exactly would you put in there? Some printer paper and a couple pens?

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:32 pm

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:47 pm

notanumber wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote: CL FTW!


+1

On CL I got this: http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product ... roup=19581

For the price of this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00115992


How is that seemingly basic desk close to 1k?

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby notanumber » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:21 pm

GettingReady2010 wrote:
notanumber wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote: CL FTW!


+1

On CL I got this: http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product ... roup=19581

For the price of this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00115992


How is that seemingly basic desk close to 1k?


It's sturdy as a rock and built in the U.S.A. with high quality solid woods. An IKEA desk will last a couple of years tops, this one will last a lifetime. That being said, Room and Board is generally overpriced and I'd never pay retail for it. But some people do. And when they redecorate or downsize they sell things to me on craigslist.

If you want to get a flimsy laminate IKEA desk, it'll also be considerably cheaper than retail on craigslist.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby jennylynn » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:57 am

I have something pretty basic with lots of space to spread out. Fancy drawers aren't necessary.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby Duralex » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:07 am

I use an orphaned desk-style credenza left over from an office move. I'd like to have something deeper, but I've learned to live with it as the compactness works well in my study. I built a monitor shelf along the back edge to help out with that.

Most cities will have a least a couple office furniture liquidators. Be prepared for sticker shock on real wood, even if it is used.

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby jayn3 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:09 am

i am having the worst time finding a desk deeper than 26". home depot, menards, shopko, target are all out. other suggestions? it looks like i'll have to go out of town at this point to get one..... :|

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby Duralex » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:11 am

For a BIG desk that's sturdy, and not stupidly expensive, your best bet really is a door on cabinets (or sawhorses.)

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Re: Desks - whatcha got?

Postby sibley » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:11 am

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http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39835924 $160

Length: 63 "
Width: 47 1/4

My boyfriend's best friend had one of these in his apt in NYC. It's huge and sturdy. I like all the leg room under it and gladly sacrifice drawers.

(plus, you can adjust the leg height)
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