Looking for the perfect desk...

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

  1. Cuthbert macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    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.
  2. Yanwoo macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2006
  3. Yanwoo macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2006
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
  5. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    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.


    Here are a few of the solid wood tops:

    I personally went for the top that uses particle board:

    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:

    Incredibly sturdy and they look great.

    For cable management, pop one (or two) of these on:

    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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