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January 16, 2014 6:35:04 AM

Hi,

I currently have a compact desk for my computer of about 7,5'' by 12''. But by moving some furniture, I was able to clear a corner space of about 60'' by 60"' (5 ft. x 5 ft.). I live in Quebec City, Canada and I have a budget of around 250$-300$ max.

I want a L-shaped desk because I want to be able to fit my computer on one side and do my howeworks on the other side. I have a 27'' monitor, a mid-tower PC, a mouse, a keyboard, a headset and a wireless printer.

To save space on the desk, I was thinking about putting my PC on the ground, hooking my monitor on the wall and do a shelf above the desk for the printer.

Any good suggestions for a desk ?

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January 16, 2014 6:55:06 AM

I went modular with my desk - and when I have moved or rearranged furniture, I have many options. Here is an example of the desks:

http://www.staples.com/iceberg+aspira/directory_iceberg...

Do not pay full retail on these - I bought mine on Craig's list from a business that was moving - almost new condition (a few nicks here and there, but really good condition), and paid $25 per piece (they retail for $250-$500 per piece). I bought 2 corner units, 5 straight units and one long straight unit. All for $200....
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January 16, 2014 8:27:48 AM

ronintexas said:
I went modular with my desk - and when I have moved or rearranged furniture, I have many options. Here is an example of the desks:

http://www.staples.com/iceberg+aspira/directory_iceberg...

Do not pay full retail on these - I bought mine on Craig's list from a business that was moving - almost new condition (a few nicks here and there, but really good condition), and paid $25 per piece (they retail for $250-$500 per piece). I bought 2 corner units, 5 straight units and one long straight unit. All for $200....


Sorry, they don't have these at Staples in Canada. I checked on the website.

Do you have a photo of your setup ?

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January 16, 2014 8:40:56 AM

http://i21.geccdn.net/site/images/large_wco/240279CH_5w...

This is close to what I bought. Starting on the left - there is a 36" straight desk (I bought 5), the center is the corner desk (I bought 2) and the right is the 60" straight desk (I bought 1). I did not buy the filing cabinets (I wish I would have) or the panels that divided the desks.

My wife and I have the computer room, and we made one big "U" desk...we have utilized it in multiple configurations, as the pieces are easily moved placed in almost any configuration.
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January 16, 2014 1:04:03 PM

ronintexas said:
http://i21.geccdn.net/site/images/large_wco/240279CH_5w...

This is close to what I bought. Starting on the left - there is a 36" straight desk (I bought 5), the center is the corner desk (I bought 2) and the right is the 60" straight desk (I bought 1). I did not buy the filing cabinets (I wish I would have) or the panels that divided the desks.

My wife and I have the computer room, and we made one big "U" desk...we have utilized it in multiple configurations, as the pieces are easily moved placed in almost any configuration.


What is the name of that desk and where can I buy it ?

I have an Ikea near my house. What would be a good desk from them ?

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January 16, 2014 1:51:59 PM

Ikea has the BORGSJÖ (a corner unit, and a desk) - I am not sure it they are meant to go together like the units I bought....
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January 16, 2014 2:01:06 PM

Here is a link to all the possible combinations of the desk:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/office/partitions/pan...

They can be quite costly - but they are very sturdy, have good cable management, and you can get it exactly the way you want it. I like a deep desk - with plenty of space for working - the 48" corner desk is what I have, and using 36" and 60" desk additions - you can make a great desk - whether it is just a corner unit or anything you can dream up - they are great. The file cabinets are expensive in my opinion - but you can find Ikea shelves to put under the desks for a lot less....
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January 16, 2014 4:08:55 PM

why did you create a duplicate post?

see your other thread here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1980480/gaming-des...

what ron is showcasing you is office furniture. while it can be nice in some respects (its modular, has shelves which can be moved around, you can hang things on it) its also not really something suited for a kids room or house at all for that matter (the cloth doesnt look so good after a few years, its pricey, its a dust magnet, flakeboard tables, some styles can be a real pain to set up.) unless of course you wanted to make a little home office.

the first photo looks to be a desk from a different vendor put against a cubicle wall. i say this because most cubicle desks interlock with the walls and may only have post legs. normally they dont look like that.

i would stick with regular desks since they are more in your price range. also see your other post.
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January 17, 2014 7:33:02 AM

ssddx - the last post (just before yours) were actual pictures of the furniture - they can be used with cubicle walls (although they do not attach). I have moved around a lot, and the furniture is very well put together, it has lasted for 8 years now, 4 moves, and all the configurations you can imagine. It isn't "flakeboard"....

The desks are larger than what you will find at Ikea, or most other stores....and there is no "cloth"....They are pricey if you buy them new, but typically you can find these in great condition on Craig's list - for about 10% of the price of new....

The main reason I didn't buy normal desks - I went through 6 desks in 8 moves - either the furniture broke from being "flakeboard", or the configuration of the desk (L-shaped especially bad) made it impossible to use in the new place.
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January 17, 2014 1:45:51 PM

well on a budget of $250-300 retail, in cad there arent many options besides either flakeboard or metal&glass if you are buying new.

of course if buying used you can happen upon a steal once in awhile. all depends on what you're looking for and if used is an option.

or for handy dads with tools & kids who want a project $300 can build a very nice desk.

i agree... office furniture is easy to reposition and use however it is expensive new. if thats your style and you have room for it and manage to pick it up for a song then yes its not a bad choice. however thats a big if.

just saying.
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