I need a desk!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by phas3, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking for a nice simple desk but looks kinda vintage and cheap under 200...
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    If you're OK with a used desk, you might try some place like Goodwill.

    Depending on how large a desk you need (you gave no information about your needs), getting a new desk with a vintage look for under $200 might be tough. But something used might get you more for your budget.:D
     
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  4. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    Craigsist, freecycle.... you'd be amazed at what people get rid of.
     
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  6. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    in that price range...

    new/stylish/lowish quality = IKEA

    used/stylish = used table/desk at second-hand shop. I would recommend something from "the South" and painted multiple times for best effect (over here Paris is great for these types of items.)
     
  7. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I live in LA, well pretty much I had a MALM desk that I put a glass top on and that was pretty much all I needed.

    About the vintage, scratch that, that's not what I meant lol

    I like this desk

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/261158/Blu-Dot---Wonderwall-Desk-modern-desks-

    the top of it, but I wish it had legs. OR like an industrial looking desk that has the wood top and around it is metal....I just want something simple lol

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    This table is perfect

    http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/desks/sentry-walnut-55"-work-table/s234055

    but I can't justify the 1000 price tag!
     
  8. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    200 is a really low price point.

    you'll have to sift through the **** for the good stuff.

    i don't mean this is a "mean" way, but 200 USD barely gets something made from MDF these days.

    second hand stores and character are the way to go in this case (if your time has minimal value.)
     
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