Sleek new desk

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Peyton, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Peyton macrumors 68000

    Peyton

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    I currently have a L-shaped glass desk that looks good, but find it somewhat flimsy and shows cables (obviously) and also it attracts dust or any airborne thing because I had it tested, it is addicted to glass cleaner.

    Any good suggestions? No, I don't care for the jerker (ikea;) ) but I'd basically like either all black or black legs with natural color top. Rectangular, no file drawers, maybe a pencil drawer but thats it. I don't mind spending money on quality things so THANKS
     
  2. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I greatly reduced the number of cables hanging down from my table/desk
    by mounting a surge/powerstrip to the wood underside of the table.

    The cables in use are supported by cable hangers and cable ties.

    I have one power cable twisted down along the table leg and that's it.

    If you want a really nice pro looking desk, consider some of the marble and granite tops too.
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

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    Something like this? Ikea - choose the style legs you want and choose the top.
     

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  4. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah! Where would I get a four legged desk (no drawers) with a nice black diamond granite top? That'd be awesome. Maybe some stainless steel desk leg covers at the bottom... cool
     
  5. dvdh macrumors 6502

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    If you don't mind spending some cash . . .

    , want something that will be great both in quality and ergonomics you might want to look at some of the desks that Steelcase makes such as this Werndl Emerge:
    [​IMG]

    Or this on by Teknion (XM series): the desk in the foreground of the image.
    [​IMG]

    Not sure if that's what your looking for, but I hope it helps . . . .
     
  6. carve macrumors 6502a

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    trash bin...

    isnt that the mac trash bin in the ikea photo:confused: :confused:
    ?
    ?
    ?
     
  7. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha, its like $15 from target, (the pic isn't mine) but I have the same one ;)
     
  8. carve macrumors 6502a

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    :)cool:)

    know i wanna go out to target and get one
     
  9. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    Look at the Anthrobench - anthro.com

    I have one in black with powder coated steel tubing legs - very stable and high quality.
     
  10. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    In the Washington D.C. area, there's a marble shop near Tyson's Corner that sells all kinds of tables and desks made of marble, granite and other stuff.

    You might also talk to some of the kitchen remodeling companies that
    carry better counter top materials.

    It may just be a matter of finding legs strong enough to handle the weight
    of the top and your audio gear.
     
  11. ampd macrumors regular

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    www.lian-li.com makes great computer cases and they have released a very sleek desk you should check out...

    hard to find a place to buy it from though
     
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  13. strydr macrumors 6502

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    I looked around everywhere for a desk that fit my needs.. Anything that I liked was over $1,000- well out of my budget. My solution- build my own desk. Now I have a custom-built desk, designed to fit my office and needs perfectly. Cost- under $200 (sorry, I don't have any pictures yet). I used redwood and birch, so the top just needs a stain and sealer, and it looks great. By designing my own desk, I was able to provide all cable management. I'm working on a return for it now..
     
  14. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    stryder that's fantastic. If I was very crafty, or didn't think I would waste a lot of time, then end up spending the money anyway, I would make my own as well. This is what I ended up with. I'll post pictures once I move in my new place (probably august/september)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. bah-bah'd macrumors regular

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    I have wondered about these Lian Li tables for some time. I love the cases. Aluminum would probably be cold to the touch all the time, I wonder if the surface pits after long exposure to skin oils. I keep things clean anyway.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. crazyfortech macrumors member

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    I THINK herman miller makes some pretty sleek desks but I"m not really sure
     
  17. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    First off, can you give a link to the site you got these from, amazing. I'm in the process of turning my room into an office like area to help me work (im 15, lots ot crappy homework+bad work ethics=slow nights).

    Apple should sell the Mac trash can. I'd buy.
     
  18. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Google it, its right there
     
  19. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    I believe iGary had a sweet pic of his setup on an awesome sleek desk. Don't have the link at the moment (iGary???)

    I am also looking for a new sleek desk...I think strydr and Peyton are creative in designing their own desk. Please post more pics!:rolleyes:
     
  20. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You might have misunderstood, I didn't make mine (although I wish I could!) heres the link if you want more pics
     
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