I need a desk. Help?
Got a new desk yesterday, from Ikea.
It's a Malm (the one that comes with the pullout) - but when i get round to putting it together i'm leaving out the pull out panel. Cheaper than the one with drawers in it, and more legroom too. £115.
Ikea Torsby. Flat computer / work table. Wouldn't recommend any drawers or crap like that.
Most of Ikea's stuff has a very good price to quality ratio.
There's a reason why they kinda own the furniture business by now.
I'm still recommending the Torsby over all the other Ikea furniture for computers.
>>45870530 also has a point tho, used can be even cheaper & great.
1) Select a top http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/workspaces/11844/
2)Select the legs http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/workspaces/11845/
Go to hardware store. Buy two file cabinets or two normal cabinets according to your height requirements. Buy a solid wooden door thats not been cut. Take these items home. Lay door over cabinets. You now have the last desk you will ever need. Its bigger, sturdier and easier to move than any other.
I don't think so.
Besides in almost every case for a computer table, you just want to get a big flat one with straight legs.
If you can fit a Torsby, get that. If not, try >>45870620 or get a flat table in whatever way pleases you. You can even just put a board across stacked chests or whatever... as long as it's somewhat stable and big and flat and at a decent height, it will probably work.
I'm using a $15 picnic table from Walmart. No useless cabinets in my way, no assembly required, portable, movable, light. Flimsy as fuck but I'm not a hyperactivity preteen so it never even moves.
I'm looking for a desk too... and so far the best price/quality seems to be a Malm. Specifically the one with the drawer/cabinet at the side.
I have no idea how, but the quality of Staples desks have totally tanked. My old one was way better quality than what they have now.
This may or may not be of help, but...
Ikea is always not bad when considering price. I'm about to drop some money on this:
78" x 24" x 1 3/8" desk top piece, available also in smaller sizes.
Two of these drawer units on each end as support (also buying clamps to securely screw in the desk top piece to these end pieces.)
A single support leg at the back end, in the middle, of the desk to help support the weight a bit. Will be using three monitors. Smaller desk sizes won't need these, but they also have other legs that can be used as direct replacements instead of those drawer items I shown as legs, which would be much cheaper.
This screws in underneath the desk to help conceal and hold cables. Cheaper and effective.
All together it's something like $230, but I've yet to see a desk passed 60" wide that isn't at least $300 else where. So, it'll look good and work just as good.
I consider getting one, can you put the drawer part on the left instead of right side?
Yes, the MALM with the drawers is reversible, and so is the other MALM desk with the pull out panel.
If you need space, and not drawers, I'd say get the pull out panel one. It can be completely removed and look fine, and is far enough to the side where you can stay relatively centered.
IKEA desks are fine. I spent $100 on one and its lasted for 3 years now. It sags a little, the drawers have a little resistance, and the outerwood is chipped and slightly warped in places, but if you don't mind about shit like that and just want something temporary, IKEA will do fine.
For the longest time I used a plain wooden door, the kind you'd see in a half constructed building, on top of 4 stacks of breeze blocks. It was a hell of a lot cheaper than anything else. You can even use where the door handle is meant to be installed as a cable outlet.
I guess, without it open the temps becoming dangerous, and wear on my parts are not of my interest.
A little cordage doesn't bother me, clearly.
But I plan on swapping it out or building an entirely new rig in the near near future.
Fredde seems nice.
Don't get a thick desk with a fucking drawer right beneath your legs
good luck fapping with that shit in the way, you'd have to push your chair back every time you felt like wanking
I got the drawer malm for christmas. So far it's a really nice desk.
Lots of legroom, large surface, sturdy. The drawer is only has a thin bottom to it so don't expect to keep anything super heavy in it. Also it didn't come with the drawer divider like it shows in the images so that was a little disappointing.
It's also a bitch to assemble by yourself so try to get somebody to owe you a favor before hand.
What's there to design? Just get a wood surface and some table legs. You could buy everything from ikea.
My desk is 33mm baltic birch plywood (custom ordered from a shop, it's actually two thinner sheets glued together) with some ~55mm diameter metal legs from a store that sells used office furniture.
PS here's a photo. Cost was about $30
I have that desk. It's a good desk, and i combined it with
it looks great and is very comfy.. The only thing is that i can't sit cross legged because, due to the drawer, the desk starts relatively low.. But, all in all, would recommend
Mainstays L-Shaped Desk with Hutch
$90 at Walmart
Review: Somewhat cheap feeling material, scratches easy. What do you expect for $90? Feels sturdy enough.