What desk do you guys use

modder man

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I am looking at possibly looking for a new desk as I do not like the way 27" monitors fit on my desk. I cannot get the side monitors far enough away from my face.
 

pricklypunter

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That is one beautiful desk, seriously expensive though. Just wait till the grand kids start doodling on it for you with crayons :D
 

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That is one beautiful desk, seriously expensive though. Just wait till the grand kids start doodling on it for you with crayons :D
hmmm, i knew that on my TV and monitor..... it was a bad days for me..... and for my childs :)

So i really like this desk, but very ... expensive....
 

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I uses L shaped Tampered safety glass table since 2006 due on moving to my "new" home.
mine is silver color with tinted blue of tampered safety glass.

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IKEA Bekant corner desk here (the successor to the Galant).

I created a raised shelf (for my monitors, m-ITX case, and coffee cups) by trimming a 2'x4' sheet of birch ply to match the shape of the desk and elevated it with some spare mason jars.
 

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I custom-built a desk in the typical L shape sort of like you would have in a cube with the middle section looking like a large 4'x4' square with the corner chopped off so you have a flat 28" wide space to work at + 4' clear in each direction for lots of monitor space, and overbuilt with 3/4" birch plywood & some steel supports so it can handle quite a bit of weight, but doesn't use ugly MDF. Whole thing is 8ft x 8ft so takes up 2 walls in a room.

It has moved between 4 different homes and is almost 20 years old now I think about it. I built it because I didn't have the $ for something fancy that size back in the day, needed it to be easy to disassemble and transport (was in college) and folding tables & plywood on cabinet style desks were not cutting it anymore.
 

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I custom-built a desk in the typical L shape sort of like you would have in a cube with the middle section looking like a large 4'x4' square with the corner chopped off so you have a flat 28" wide space to work at + 4' clear in each direction for lots of monitor space, and overbuilt with 3/4" birch plywood & some steel supports so it can handle quite a bit of weight, but doesn't use ugly MDF. .
THis is probably where I will end up, this or similar to mackle with the bekant's. I think building will likely be cheaper and allow me to get more of what I want though. Are there any pictures out there of yours blinky?
 

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THis is probably where I will end up, this or similar to mackle with the bekant's. I think building will likely be cheaper and allow me to get more of what I want though. Are there any pictures out there of yours blinky?
I'll look and see if I have any when we moved most recently. I would have to seriously clean to have any of it visible except keyboards, laptops, papers, cables, coffee and monitors somehow suspend by some desk-like object. ;)
 

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Bush office furniture. I got a bunch when Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, etc... carried it and were closing it out over a couple years many years ago, and have since added more with deals. Average purchase was 50% off and all are in perfect condition.

I then get high-end articulating keyboard arms, and extra wide keyboard tray to mount to the arm (~$175 I believe).
The keyboard arm let you go in out, up down, angle, pressure, etc... they're my favorite piece of ergo furniture equipment I have.
Foot rest.
Steelcase Leap chair

Ergotron monitor arms for side monitors and a big`ol 30" center make up my 'station' of operation :)
 
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I've been using the Galant series from Ikea for quite a while in various configurations. I think it was replaced with the Bekant series though. Modular storage is available for them...

We also have a couple VESA mount monitor arms to hold the screens, having these has made a world of difference in desk space and configuration!
 

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Yeah monitor arms are very nice to clean up desk space for sure. The problem I have right now with my corner desk is that the corner just isnt wide enough for 3x27".
 
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In my home office I have the Sommerville corner desk from Ballard Designs:



In my office I have the Renate desk - I purchased it from Overstock a few years ago, but it's available a bunch of different places:



Initially I had both in my home office, but I signed a lease on some office space earlier this year and moved the renate into my work office. I have the hutch for the corner desk, but my 40" Seiki Pro doesn't have a height adjustable base, so I got an Ergotron arm for it and had to ditch the hutch for now. The 40" is great for gaming (when I have the rare free time for it) but sucks for productivity, so

I got a UW3415 for the office, which is awesome, which is also on an Ergotron arm, which is doubly awesome. I usually just use my laptop when I am at home, but I have the option of plugging into the 40" via DP if I need to.
 
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Jon Massey

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Super-cheap but reasonably deep one from IKEA. Thinking off getting wall mounts for my monitors to free up some desk space, but as it's only a plasterboard partition wall I'm unsure it'll handle the weight!