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Pic: Your desk...RIGHT NOW

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gurusan, 1 Mar 2007.

  1. Nitefly

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    Yup this is what I’m going for... just get some table legs on the thing.

    With that said your set up with the cabinets is dreamy :eek: did you get a tradesman in for that?
     
  2. ThereIs0nly0ne

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  3. Participant

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    eBay or Gumtree. I got mine (dark solid oak) from Gumtree after a bloke finished his kitchen and had it left over.

    If new then eBay has plenty of kitchen worktop suppliers selling solid wood 960mm deep tops, e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solid-Oa...-/132677845136?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292.
     
  4. {SAS}TB

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  5. Schizophonic

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    I got my worktop from Worktop express as everything else did not fit my criteria.

    Excuse the mess.
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    EDIT: Hosting picture somewhere else.
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    Last edited: 7 Jan 2021
  6. apg

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    Looks good, what length is it? about 3m?
     
  7. {SAS}TB

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    Very nice - welcome to the Worktop Express club :D
     
  8. Tephnos

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    Broken image for me.
     
  9. Random Guy Esq.

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    Same.
     
  10. {SAS}TB

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    Odd, worked fine on PC, but broken on mobile ....
     
  11. LuckyBenski

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    It's fine for me on mobile.
     
  12. Schizophonic

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    I took my original picture from my google drive, maybe that was the problem?
    I've hosted it externally so it should work now?
     
  13. Random Guy Esq.

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    Yeah, I can see it now. Worth waiting for, as that's pretty much the same colour scheme, and a similar set-up, to what I want for my home office :D
     
  14. Schizophonic

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    Was it because it was the cheapest one there? Some of those finishes for the size required was extraordinary for its price.
     
  15. mumihp

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    Really nice worktop. I have a cheap Linamon from Ikea but want to replace the top with a solid wood top. Ikea has one for about £80, but checked out the link, worktop express has more selection and at reasonable prices. Did you have to do any prep work, like varnish, stain, or was it delivered complete. Also, do you have to add any top coat to the table after a few years?

    thanks
     
  16. Random Guy Esq.

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    Sorry! By colour scheme I meant dark blue and white on the walls!
     
  17. Tephnos

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    I have these questions too. Which worktop did you go with?
     
  18. Schizophonic

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    So the reason i went for express was because they were able to cut to size before delivery. I don't have a carpenter nor the tools / experience to cut with woodwork. So I had to double / triple check the dimensions before committing. From my order I end up using this size Oak Wooden Worktop 3M X 960mm X 40mm before cutting a few mm off the size. This was the cheapest they had to offer as other places did not offer cutting and costed over £500!

    I guess when I'm in my room I don't really notice too much around me, I just wanted a different colour other than magnolia on all 4 walls and I dont think its that bad of a colour choice.


    I have the Ikea one downstairs but it doesn't give me the depth nor the width needed so end up going custom for this size.

    EDIT
    The spare desk setup in my living room
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    This was an IKEA jobby which fit the purpose and cheap and chips.
     
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  19. Tephnos

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    How's the surface finish of the worktop express stuff? I've heard the KARBLY can be quite rough, which I'm worried may be somewhat abrasive to things with a delicate finish (been burned on the BESTA stuff before, whatever foil paper they use for finish is quite abrasive, and it would leave marks on the rubber of my switch pro controller if I lightly let it drag across as it acted like a fine grit sandpaper, for example).
     
  20. Simon

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    sand it and oil it. all worktops should be treated properly.

    That one further up looks dry?