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Need new desk!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 9761, 3 Feb 2006.

  1. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

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    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    Does anyone know of any place that would sell a 2meter lengh desk?

    just a plain beech effect or maple desk? without breaking rules!
     
  2. 233

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    DIY?
     
  3. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

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    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    I did think of a Kitchen worktop but I dont like DIY. Anything thats DIY I totally messup :(
     
  4. lordedmond

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Tilchestune

    these have desks that are 1800 mm long

    clicky
     
  5. 233

    Capodecina

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    get a local carpenter to do one for you pity you aint closer i know a brilliant carpenter :) guys got 50 years in the trade and can knock up anything :)
     
  6. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

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    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    quite pricey, the one I like is £205 plus del :eek:

    Thats a good idea about a carpenter but I reckon they would charge an arm and a leg to do.
     
  7. lordedmond

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    yikes its a good job we are not in the USA :eek:
     
  8. 9761

    Mobster

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    Location: Brentwood, Essex

  9. lordedmond

    Wise Guy

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  10. wormwood

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

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    Location: North West

    If you can lose 50cm then you can get a simple desk from Ikea 150cm x 75cm.

    Vika Amon table top = £21
    +
    Vika Curry legs = £6.99

    £27.99

    I have the 120x75 version as my desk.
     
  11. RandomTom

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

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    If you go to Ikea, I managed to get an unlisted desk for £28 - it's 150x75x72 with silver legs. I think they had 200 length ones stacked up as well.
     
  12. wormwood

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    Yep if you play about with the table tops and legs on the website you can probably get the specification you want and for a fraction of the price you would pay elsewhere.
     
  13. MrMatteh

    Wise Guy

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    i just got (made :D) 2x 1.20m desks - not easy to fit anything bigger in a clio :p. gives me 2.40m

    worked out cheap too, at about £30/desk with some left over wood for some shelve 'an stuff
     
    Last edited: 3 Feb 2006
  14. 9761

    Mobster

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    Is there a tool on ikeas website that allows to to customise your desk or is it only in the shops?

    cheers
     
  15. wormwood

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    No tool that I can see but if you click on work area and then click on table tops to pick the one you want then the same for legs.
     
  16. 9761

    Mobster

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    Ok cheers,

    Ive just had a chat with my uncle and he seems to think that the kitchen worktop might be the best bet for me, cheaper better quality surface. And he said he would help fit it.
     
  17. Number_25

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    IKEA sell amazing desks which are incredibly cheap nowadays.
     
  18. scrlk

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    You would have thought, 6 years later, he would have got a desk by now. :p
     
  19. spoffle

    Capodecina

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    A nice solid wood worktop is always my preference. You can pick up a 4 metre one for about £150 if you look around really.
     
  20. GravyMonster

    Capodecina

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    You normally get arrested for digging up 6 year olds.