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Old 06-12-03, 01:15 PM
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What kind of desk do YOU use for your home office?

Hi All,

I'm looking to buy a computer desk for my place. The type of furniture that I have in my office and the rest of my apartment is more of the modern/contemporary style.

Does anyone know where I can buy a more modern looking desk at a decent price?

I've been looking in furniture stores in my area, almost every single one of them (the smaller the furniture store the more expensive the furniture gets ). I've also checked the scratch and dent areas as well as closeouts and nothing really has caught my attention.

THIS desk seems like it would be a good match... I'm not sure if I want all glass since a lot of my tables are already all glass and I don't want to accumilate scratches.

Anyone else have any other suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 06-12-03, 03:08 PM
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Old 06-12-03, 07:49 PM
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I don't know man, but this place has some nice stuff. I think I'm gonna check it out...

but to answer your question.

I have essentially a piece of wood that is 8 feet width... it's been worked on... so it isn't just wood, it has a finish and trim...

I don't like it. it's ugly, you want?
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They have some nice stuff. I'm digging this chair:



Not worth $1159...but still a nice looking chair.

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Old 06-12-03, 07:58 PM
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Large folding tables, sometimes called "church tables." Desks are for people with only one PC.
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Originally posted by JustinS
Large folding tables
Yep. Cheap, simple, sturdy, and easy to move.
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Old 06-13-03, 06:33 AM
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I've seen similar glass and metal desks at Crate and Barrel.

How about this... http://www.crateandbarrel.com/Catego...esks/page3.asp

The website doesn't seem to have all that the most recent catalog had...you may want to take a visit to a store if you have one near you. There are two in and near Seattle (http://www.crateandbarrel.com/locato...=Seattle%2C+WA)

There's also these at Staples: http://www.staples.com/products/Spot...67/Default.asp
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quite a few years back.. my dad passed a big executive all wood desk that someone had tossed out
he loaded it up and took it home.. took it completely apparted and sanded it down and then refinished it.. its extremely nice now.. and HUGE..
so big, they really didnt have room for it.. so he gave it to me
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Old 06-13-03, 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
Yep. Cheap, simple, sturdy, and easy to move.
The only problem with them is that there is no integrated storage of any kind (exclusing the obvious random piles of clutter method). On the other hand, most "computer desks" don't really have much in the way of storage anyway.

The previous owner of my home left the original kitchen cabinets in the basement when we moved in, these gaudy, ugly, 70s metal disasters. But they make terrific storage in my cave so no worries.
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Eurway has really nice contemporary furniture. You might find something you like there.

And if I'm going to spend over $1000 on an office chair, I want this one.
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Old 06-15-03, 06:09 PM
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Thanks for the links and tips everyone. I'm still deciding on what to get and I'll post when I do get a new desk

einTier - I like the chair! I still really REALLY want a Herman Miller Aeron Chair for my office. I STILL can't find that chair for < $500 ! Isn't there a dot-com going to go out of business or something so I can buy that chair? Anyone want to sell theirs or know of a good deal?
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