Desk for 27" iMac

joe-h2o

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Only 19 inches deep!

My iMac screen is 25 inches away from the front edge of my desk, and the desk in total is 31.5 inches deep.

I'm not sure that I could sit much closer to a 27" screen than this!

YMMV of course, but don't underestimate the benefits of some real estate in front of your display.
 

Nismo73

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Jan 4, 2013
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I did the following from IKEA:
The top - you need the depth for a 27" to be comfortable at.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10251352/#/50251350

The beech color.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00144763/

In white.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10192824/

Your location says LI...I went to the one on 106/107...When you go there, first go through the showroom area and look at the different options. It'll give you a good idea of what to get. But remember you need the width to have the 27" on. The size of the top I have is basically perfect.
 

FrankySavvy

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Mar 4, 2010
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Only 19 inches deep!

My iMac screen is 25 inches away from the front edge of my desk, and the desk in total is 31.5 inches deep.

I'm not sure that I could sit much closer to a 27" screen than this!

YMMV of course, but don't underestimate the benefits of some real estate in front of your display.

I am one of those people who is on top of the screen, i mocked up on my work desk and 19 5/8's seems deep enough if the iMac is pushed against the wall. its 55" wide, so theres plenty of room elsewhere. I just want to see if anyone else had this desk. I am also in a smaller place so I don't want to be beyond 20-23" depth.

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I did the following from IKEA:
The top - you need the depth for a 27" to be comfortable at.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10251352/#/50251350

The beech color.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00144763/

In white.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10192824/

Your location says LI...I went to the one on 106/107...When you go there, first go through the showroom area and look at the different options. It'll give you a good idea of what to get. But remember you need the width to have the 27" on. The size of the top I have is basically perfect.

Nice setup, 27" depth is too big for the space I am putting it in! I am always on top of my screen anyway.
 

Kayan

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Jul 7, 2010
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About a year ago I was looking at an almost exact duplicate of this desk from IKEA, but then got help building my own based on the same design. I opted for this route mainly to build something of my own and feel like the man of the house, but also because IKEA things are cheap for a reason: they are cheap. Typically, they don't last too long and just are aesthetically focused. IMO, I would find something more sturdy to support your fun/expensive investment. Unless you've already seen it in real life and verified that it is sturdy enough for your uses.
 

Johnf1285

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Dec 25, 2010
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I use to own that exact Micke desk. It's really shallow and the edge is pretty hard on the wrists. I didn't like it, luckily the in laws took it off our hands.
 

Imaginator

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The Cosmos
About a year ago I was looking at an almost exact duplicate of this desk from IKEA, but then got help building my own based on the same design. I opted for this route mainly to build something of my own and feel like the man of the house, but also because IKEA things are cheap for a reason: they are cheap. Typically, they don't last too long and just are aesthetically focused. IMO, I would find something more sturdy to support your fun/expensive investment. Unless you've already seen it in real life and verified that it is sturdy enough for your uses.
The Micke is a a piece of junk. My Galants have held Mac Pro after Mac Pro+drives, racks, and displays for nearly 10 years and they still look great and are super sturdy. And I found a bunch of them on Craigslist for a client recently for less than half what they sell them for at IKEA.
 

Johnf1285

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Dec 25, 2010
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Did the middle sag?
The middle didn't sag but the fit and finish wasn't great, to the point where it appeared as if it was sagging. The middle draws tilting downward into the center of the desk. I owned the brown/black model with white draws so the contrasting colors made it stand out a bit.
 

FrankySavvy

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Mar 4, 2010
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The middle didn't sag but the fit and finish wasn't great, to the point where it appeared as if it was sagging. The middle draws tilting downward into the center of the desk. I owned the brown/black model with white draws so the contrasting colors made it stand out a bit.
Oh okay, yea I have seen in a few pictures that it appears to sag. There is a Micke with storage that is 47" long and has integrated storage


http://www.amazon.com/Micke-Desk-Integrated-Storage-Black-brown/dp/B00DTIXUYS/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

Might go with that to eliminate the potential for sag.
 

Johnf1285

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Dec 25, 2010
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Oh okay, yea I have seen in a few pictures that it appears to sag. There is a Micke with storage that is 47" long and has integrated storage


http://www.amazon.com/Micke-Desk-Integrated-Storage-Black-brown/dp/B00DTIXUYS/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

Might go with that to eliminate the potential for sag.
Cool. Yeh the table top itself is very sturdy. While not true hardwood, it's rather thick and a level indicated it wasn't sagging. The droopy drawers made it just appear that way. If you have an Ikea nearby try and sit at one of these desks.

The biggest turn off for me was the height and the hard edge. I'm rather tall at 6'4" so I had to raise the desk up a bit. Since my wife had the single draw version, I took the wood side from her desk and swapped it with the metal side from mine. This resulted in my Micke desk having wood "legs" on the left and right which allowed me to screw two blocks to lift it a bit, about 4". It helped but I was still bashing my knees into the wire management section at the back of the desk, because of how shallow it is. The hard edge on the wrists took some getting used to.

Hope this helps!
 

alksion

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Sep 10, 2010
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macsforever

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Mine definitely does not sag. Sorry for the blurry photos, barely forgot to send them over!
WAY TOO SHALLOW!
What if you want to add some nice studio monitors? Even the width is lacking. Depends what you do.
I'd just go get a dinner table cheap off craigslist... there's all kinds of styles out there, and they are sturdy if you get a good one.
This one has an OSX "X" on it he he.
 

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alksion

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I wouldn't say it's the ideal desk for everyone. However, since I got for free and I was in need of a desk, it works for me in the meantime.
 

rambo47

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Oct 3, 2010
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WAY TOO SHALLOW!
What if you want to add some nice studio monitors? Even the width is lacking. Depends what you do.
I'd just go get a dinner table cheap off craigslist... there's all kinds of styles out there, and they are sturdy if you get a good one.
This one has an OSX "X" on it he he.
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This is actually close to what I'm using now! I co-opted our old dining room table when we redesigned out kitchen and bought a new table. The old one is an antique and very beefy. No big "X" on the side though. :eek:
 
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