What computer desk and chair do you use? Would you recommend them? Pic related is what I'm looking at, I literally just need a barebones desk and a comfortable chair.
They have a larger desk for only 20 dollars more, but it's not any deeper, just much wider. My current desk and chair were bought from a pawn shop for like 20 dollars combo, so even a relatively cheap new desk and chair would be fabulous.
Just looking to get some rec's on economical equipment. I don't know if Ikea is any good but if it stands up and holds a monitor that's pretty good to me.
I have the version with the cabinets and shit, this is what a 40" TV would look like on it.
I have this except for the chamfered end on the right.
Currently building my own desk. Wood has been oiled and painted several times already
It's 80x250, the legs are going to house my speakers
I'm planning on buying two of these Ikea desks at some point and putting them side by side. One for my computer and the other for whatever.
>Pic related is what I'm looking at,
Don't. Just buy four legs and one of their kitchen worktops (or practically any suitable bit of wood). It'll look better, feel better, and handle chips/scrapes like a champ because the outside is actually wood.
IKEA galant similar to this picture
and a random good quality office chair, dont know the name
I'm thinking about buying a Herman Miller Embody. What do you think?
Picture related, found it while googling around. Yes, that's an Embody - a chair with a price tag starting at 1000 Euro. Combined with the shittiest battlestation I've seen in a while. Dat PC in the foot compartment.
Building my own desk as well, its a rewarding process because how much you can make it fit your needs.
link to desk mang
I've been looking for a good metal + glass desk that's 1) not tiny (can comfortably a 27" monitor, laptop, and printer) and 2) has a keyboard tray large enough to handle more than just a keyboard (for some reason most can just barely handle a full-length board). It's surprisingly hard to find something that matches these criteria.
Carpentry isn't exactly rocket science. Everything you need to know to get started can be found online, so really it just comes down to having the tools and growing your hand-on experience.
My advice to you guys is to search for used furniture stores. You can get full sides real wooden desks for around $20( I got this for $16 and resurfaced it altogether under $30).
You can get full office executive desks with drawers and shit for $50-$100 but I didn't have the space in my room to accomidate it.
Just my two cents.
Galant desk and whatever stool this is from Ikea. My gf bought that desk OP and it is fucking tiny.
A local hardware store is doing the customizable desks thing cheaper than Ikea and I was thinking of getting one of theirs just to support the adjustable glass top to my drafting table that broke.
I don't wanna, but enjoy wondering what's all in this chest.
Around 200€ but the guy who cut it owed me a favor so I just offered him a beer and got the plate for free
Shit mate that's a nice work! Mind posting some more pics?
My father has mad woodcrafting skills, I learned some
something like this is goat tier for efficiency and effective c+c of life. Wish it wasn't 50 years color pallatte but whateves
Bought the longer one for gf. After a keyboard and mousepad, there is almost no room left. Maybe an inch or two on the front edge.
I have the Malm desk. Incredibly sturdy and spacious, highly recommended.
Pic related. It's a potato quality picture of her desk.
You could try designing and building your own desk.
It's something I'll be sorting out.
I quite like this new desk
I've found at least 10 steel desks under $50 on CL. This is $40. Don't buy IKEA; you'll come to regret it in 3 years.
my dream setup involves a desk that is surrounded by metal arms that you can attach monitors to. that way you can adjust the position of the monitors however you want whenever you want. has anyone tried this?
My former setup was a regular kitchen work plank (not really sure how you call these in english, it's just the regular work plan that you cut to place a sink and everything), bolted to the wall, with a pair of adjustable legs.
The table on the right was acutally an old door, simply stacked onto a pair of old IBM 80386 workstations. It sat a bit lower that the main desk, but I could use the small space to hide cable and controllers. Everything was sturdy as fuck, could handle multiple CRT monitors and myself on it.
Please excuse potato picture and messy room.
go fuck yourself, redditfag
Currently using this exact model. Want to upgrade to a nicer wood one in a lighter color soon.
Take my 2 desks, 1 for drawing 1 for gaming.
I need alot of space.
Glass warms up quickly, so it's not a issue. Besides, you can just get one of those huge keyboard/mouse pads to alleviate that. Im willing to sacrifice a little to make my room look good.
Metal and glass looks nice. Only other material I can think of that would be better is carbon fiber, but that would be insanely expensive.
Why do you think Samsung uses it for their phones?
gave up looking for what i really wanted because aparently it doesn't exist
this fulfills a most of my requirements and is cheap
I have a new glass desk as well and I quite like it. Keeping it clean is a bit annoying but with a microfiber cloth and bottle of windex nearby its no real problem.
I need a new cabinet for storage though since this desk has none. Something I can put off to the side and put my desktop on top of. Anyone know of a good 2-3 drawer cabinet that is sturdy enough to put a mid tower on I could get off amazon?
I have that desk, wish it had more width though
Are these practical?
I'd most likely trip over myself trying to type amd walk at the same time
this one looks better/easier to use
only if you've had one of those desks before, because if you're not okay with your arms hanging without support (because the top is so shallow) then that won't be the best thing.
I made mine.
It's two sawhorses with a 2X4 reinforced sheet of OSB with a sheet of tempered glass on the top.
I don't know how strong it is, but I can jump on it and I weigh about 150 pounds.
The sawhorses are rated to hold 1000 pounds each, so I guess at its strongest points directly over the horses it could hold 1000 pounds.
Fuck you dad, you said all I did was play video games. Well guess who's laughing now? Me. While I play video games on this sturdy table I built.
Total cost was just under 50 bucks.
Horses = 2X15
2X4 = 6
OSB sheet = 4
Screws = 6 bucks for like 150
Wide enough for my multi monitor and speaker setup.
built my own one out of two ikea tablet tops.
Yup legs are from Ikea, top panel is hand crafted, you can't find anything like that at Ikea, its raw pine wood, 250x80cm, 5cm thick. Bigger and way better than anything Ikea will ever sell.
Late reply, but to be fair so is ours.
Desktop threads are a massive circlejerk. Most geenerals on /vg/ are massive circlejerks, and the community is about the size as the one you'd find on niche subreddits like /r/woodworking.
>Don't buy IKEA; you'll come to regret it in 3 years
Stop spouting this meme, or at least give a reason why not to buy ikea.
I've had three desks, a drawer unit and a bookshelf that i've used for years now and I have no problem with them because I respect and take care of my property.
I have this kind of setup. Works quite well. It's not too deep, but it hasn't been much of an issue to me personally, but if depth is an issue, don't go for this solution.
I have that exact desk in black. It's okay. Almost no room for anything else besides my g710 keyboard, monitor and a steelseries qck mini mousepad. There's not much vertical room for your legs, I'm a 5 foot 7 120lbs female and it's just barely comfortable for me.
I have an older version of this same design and it works well for me. I keep the glass in good condition with windex. The desk provides good support unless you're a very big guy.
If you live near a store go in and look at their flat stand-alone table tops. I bought a massive tabletop for 30$ and then the four legs at 4$ a piece. 52$ in total and 15 minutes of drilling later and I have a better desk than the one I paid 110$ on Amazon a couple months ago.
I had this desk. If you have multiple monitors or larger peripherals such as a full size keyboard or a larger mouse pad then this isn't all that great. It looks pretty nice though, until the fingerprints and shit inevitably fuck it up ten seconds after you take it out of the box
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Bought this from Ikea years ago. Great piece! Would buy again.
>Can you follow instructions? Can you be patient while oiling and staining?
Yeah sure. Normally I'd go with ikea shit since I'm kind of lazy, but I need something that's pretty sturdy
I use a Blaha Type 8 and also a chair from Blaha (similar to the one in the pic). Finest Austrian quality, the tabletop is melamine. Also it's 2m wide and 80cm deep.
Have the same damn table.
Can fit a keyboard + mouse, but doesnt have space left even for a phone at the side. Also, gets really cramped with all the cables going into there.
5/10, can live with it
Realspace Magellan from Office Depot.
I've had it for about 5 years and it's starting to peel.
For the price, I think it's held up pretty well.
As far as recommending it, sure, as long as you don't expect to to last forever.
For a cheap, quality chair, I'd recommend the Ikea Markus.
Really nice warranty on it for the price point and it's really comfy and sturdy.
I'm still looking for a nice table or cabinet I could put to the right of my desk and put my mid tower case on. Don't have an ikea near me.
Finding something that large and sturdy is rather difficult as far as cabinets go.
no, dumbass, i just have style. u dont.
NO, 'merican as ever, and what im saying is important. dont wanna listen? enjoy your fire-&-human-potential-retardant cancerchair.