Looking for the perfect desk...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Cuthbert, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Cuthbert macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much in advance. Any help would be appreciated.

    I'm looking for a new desk for my 27 inch iMac. I've done a search on the forums and have found nothing helpful. These are my hopes:

    1. Solid hard wood - no particle board, etc.
    2. Simple design - I do not want too many drawers or doors, an open bottom would be nice but not mandatory.
    3. Technology kept in mind - grommets, wire managers etc. would be a big plus.
    4. Large working surface - I would like a simple flat working surface. I do not need any cabinets above the work surface.

    Sorry if I sound whinny or particular. When it comes to furniture I like simple and functional design that is also warm and does not look too techy or modern(I loathe ikea). This actually seems to be a tall order when it comes to a computer desk. Thanks again.
     
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  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Wow, that is pricey. I am personally a fan of Ikea. They have a few solid wood top options and many legs to choose from.

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/workspaces/11844/

    Here are a few of the solid wood tops:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50106773
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60136557

    I personally went for the top that uses particle board:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50115536

    When I get a place that has a bigger office, I will likely get the solid wood top. However, the Furuskog wasn't available when I bought mine which is the same size.

    I went with this legs:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10115519

    Incredibly sturdy and they look great.

    For cable management, pop one (or two) of these on:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50035115

    I have had my desk for almost two years and it still looks great. The whole setup was around $150. A solid wood setup would be about the same or less depending on the size you choose.
     

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