IKEA is out the door....help find comparable desk...

lonegeek

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Was going to order an Ikea jerker...but shipping is about 150!!! So I need to find a desk at a more local store...Staples, BestBuy, OfficeDepot.. Etc...

Can anyone help me find a desk similar to the jerker?
 

dpaanlka

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I dunno man that's a pretty sweet desk. I kind of want one now. Do you not have an IKEA outlet nearby? I know we have a gigantic one here in the Chicago suburbs.

EDIT: Ooh I like this one even better!
 

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lonegeek

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Im around 2 1/2 hours from Chicago....Bestbuy,target, etc are only like 30-45 minutes away... So chicago is kind of out of the way...

Zach

Edit: Where is that desk from?
 

TheAnswer

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You might check other IKEA desks you like and see how much the shipping will be on them, especially if the shipping depends on the weight.

I used to have the older version of the Jerker and remember it being very heavy.
 

lonegeek

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Too bad i dont know anyone by ikea store that would meet halfway... And i doubt ikea(if they offered free delivery?) would drive to a parking lot somewhere and deliever something lol....

Itd only cost us around 40 dollars in gas there and back. But thats around 4 hours driving time!
 

dpaanlka

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lonegeek said:
Too bad i dont know anyone by ikea store that would meet halfway... And i doubt ikea(if they offered free delivery?) would drive to a parking lot somewhere and deliever something lol....

Itd only cost us around 40 dollars in gas there and back. But thats around 4 hours driving time!
Well from which direction are you?

The IKEA store isnt *in* chicago - its about 30 - 40 minutes into the southwest suburbs, right along I-55.
 

lonegeek

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Right i know...i looked on google maps..they are both around 100 miles from me ( im in northwest indiana

So its really out of the way to drive that far for a desk....
 

freecia

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Try OfficeMax

Here's someone who had a similar question- where to buy a jerker-esque desk without a local ikea Jerker @ Ask Metafilter and More advice

The easiest way to get something similar is to buy adjustable legs via IKEA and getting a butcher block counter top from a local supplier, then staining it. Not really the same thing but quite sturdy. You just need a drill.

The jerker looks like a Steelcase desk, so if you have a used office furniture store in reasonable distance, you can probably find a better quality used original.

My local FurnitureMax attached to the OfficeMax has some nice desks and at one time, I think I saw something similar. Try Target, too.