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Seeking modern, compact, and functional home-office desk

I’m looking for suggestions for a new desk in my home office. Details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by bkpiano on Nov 10, 2015 - 1 answer

Seeking the Ultimate Office Chair That is Not Ugly

Please help me find a chair to pair with my antique desk that will both save my arms, neck, and shoulders, and look good. [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Oct 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Weird/interesting desk lamps?

Any cool place on the internet you guys know of where I can buy weird/interesting desk lamps?
posted by xmutex on Oct 2, 2015 - 6 answers

What should I know before trying to rehabilitate my desk?

The huge pane of glass that was my desk's main surface broke, and I'd like to replace it. The return (also glass) is still in decent shape and I'd like the main desktop to match it as much as possible in hue and the shape of the edge. How much can I expect to pay for a suitable 7'×3' piece of glass, is there anything non-obvious I should ask about, and does anyone happen to know good glaziers in the Cambridge, MA area, or how to look for one besides flipping through Yelp? [more inside]
posted by vsync on Sep 10, 2015 - 7 answers

Uses for lots of unneeded space on my desk?

I have a rather large desk (probably about 2' x 5') at my new job, but I only need my laptop to get work done. What fun, or useful, things can I put in the remaining space? [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on Jul 29, 2015 - 25 answers

Ergonomics and Shoulders

I have a new job that requires a lot of continuous, fast typing on a laptop. I'm already experiencing repetitive-strain problems with my left shoulder blade -- a chiropractor did some work on it but it's still bothering me and I don't want stuff like this to be a deterrent to my ability to do the job. It's an independent contractor gig, so I'm responsible for all ergonomics decisions and medical costs I might incur. Sort me out, MeFi. Give me some very specific actions I can take that won't cost much money. [more inside]
posted by mirepoix on Jul 24, 2015 - 20 answers

Where Can I buy this desk?

I saw this desk and quite liked it, but I can't for the life of me find it anywhere for sale: L- Shaped Desk A link to buy it or something extremely similar would be great. (just in case it comes up - I am not interested in building it myself or having it built by someone)
posted by Julnyes on Jul 13, 2015 - 5 answers

Looking for a standing-height table appropriate for a retail setting.

I have been looking for a standing height table that would be appropriate in a retail setting and have had no luck finding one. This may likely be due to me using incorrect search terms. It needs to be tall enough that someone can stand at it and comfortably fill out about a page (5 min) of paperwork. The "deck" needs to be of a size that approximately 2-4 people can gather round it (but not too large as it won't be used for much beyond some short paperwork. We don't want it too look too "dining-ey'. I'm picturing something along what I imagine you find in something like a cell phone store perhaps, where people stand to sign a contract. Cost is certainly a consideration, we would like to keep it below $150 a unit.
posted by sourwookie on Jun 24, 2015 - 3 answers

How to find this specific type of hardware clamp

Hello all! I'm interested in making some DIY acrylic dividers nearly identical to these. I am having trouble finding the types of clamps shown in the last photo, but it seems like something that should be available in a hardware store. Anyone know if these types of clamps are available to purchase? I searched on McMaster but didn't find anything. Specific links or search suggestions welcome! Thank you!
posted by TessaGal on Jun 2, 2015 - 7 answers

Ergonomic desk set up that does not require a clamp

Does this exist? I'm looking for the ability to sit/stand at my desk. However, because I have cabinets over/attached to the desk itself, and the desk cannot be moved from the corner it is in, I can't get an accessory to hold two monitors that needs to be clamped to something.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Mar 25, 2015 - 8 answers

How do you commission a custom desk?

I ride my bike on an indoor trainer in the winter and I would like to have a custom desk made to be able to work while I ride. [more inside]
posted by turtlefu on Feb 21, 2015 - 7 answers

A secretary cabinet/desk for my two-monitor PC

I'd like to have a secretary cabinet or desk, bought or made, that can hide away a computer setup with dual 24" widescreen monitors. I imagine a design where the monitors fold in and drop into the desk or something, allowing the the secretary itself to be fairly narrow. Does anything like this exist? I'd probably have to resort to Ikea hacking or even woodworking to afford it, but I can't find or come up with a design that nicely folds away two biggish screens, and looks like a sensible piece of furniture when stowed.
posted by Harald74 on Feb 10, 2015 - 3 answers

What should I sit on?

I need new seating, that isn't a chair, for my desk. I'm thinking maybe a fancy kind of stool, but need recommendations. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Banknote of the year on Jan 23, 2015 - 11 answers

Big wide feet seeking big wide shoes

I just got a stand up desk at work and I'm really liking it, but if I don't get some proper fitting shoes its going to be a lot less comfortable than it could be....shoe shoppers of mefi, please help! [more inside]
posted by ajax287 on Jan 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Finding a Sometimes Standing Desk Topper

I would like to stand while I work sometimes. Ideally I'd like to find a topper for the desk I have at work (which I cannot replace with a full standing desk) that I can easily adjust to standing or sitting heights throughout the day. The ones I've found for sale are incredibly expensive ($300). I use a desktop computer with a monitor and all I really need is to raise and lower the monitor easily. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Dec 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Double Decker Desk/Table?

I recall seeing a desk built with just a simple tabletop, and 6" below the tabletop there was a shelf that ran all the way around the table. Ring a bell? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Nov 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me find the perfect desk

I'm looking for a computer desk for my room, but it needs to fit into a fairly small space width-wise (and make it down a spiral staircase to get into the room in the first place). Where can I find a computer desk that is less than 3' wide, and also has a drawer and maybe some vertical shelf space, and is cheap? Doesn't need to be particularly sturdy or high-quality, and I like a simple, modern design although I prefer wood over metal. I'm in Washington DC if that's relevant.
posted by capricorn on Oct 29, 2014 - 15 answers

Tall, cool computer desk for small space

HomeOffice FurnitureFilter. Tall, interesting, well-constructed non-generic computer desk with shelving and storage. We like this - does anyone know anything like it - i.e with similar functionality - for a max cost of $1200? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Oct 29, 2014 - 2 answers

How durable is the birch veneer on IKEA furniture?

I just bought this desk from IKEA . It was a bit of a splurge, upgrading from a busted-up old kitchen table that I have been using for a desk for the last, um, well forever and never needing to worry about coffee spills and the like. Now that I have this new desk, I want to treat it right and make it look good until I am old and worn out. [more inside]
posted by nanook on Oct 14, 2014 - 11 answers

converting Ikea desk into height-adjustable desk

I have this Ikea desk combination. I sit too much and want to convert it into a height-adjustable desk, without using one of the desktop models. Can I use an adjustable frame like this? Any other feedback or tips on buying an adjustable-height desk? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Oct 6, 2014 - 6 answers

How do you get to work in a studio apartment?

I've got a 480 square foot studio. The layout's fine, and I've got a desk and kitchen table to use, but I never want to do that, actually I don't feel like working at all when I'm home. How can I set things up so I will? [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on Sep 30, 2014 - 12 answers

Looking for nice post production desks/work stations.

I'm in need of two well built desks/workstations for my video editorial company. [more inside]
posted by matt_od on Sep 12, 2014 - 1 answer

Sit-Stand Desk

I'd like to get a sit-stand desk for my work and I need some advice and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by chirico on Aug 22, 2014 - 16 answers

What is a good standard set of IT Infrastructure Project Milestones?

I've been tasked with developing a set of standard IT Infrastructure Project Milestones and I'm kind of at a loss on coming up with a standard. Basically we have weekly status slides (PPTs) that we fill out for EVERY project that's in flight at our company. I'm the PM for Infrastructure. I was using something pretty generic like: 1. Project Kick-Off 2. Requirements Review/Sign Off 3. Design 4. Development or Set Up/Configuration 5. Test Unit & UAT (Regression & System If Applicable) 6. Deploy (Pilot * Deploy Where Applicable) 7. Warranty All you IT gurus out there (and PMs!) can you help me develop something better that can be used as a standard?
posted by PetiePal on Aug 11, 2014 - 6 answers

What various socks are best for work, walking, lounging, and more?

Askmefites always recommend socks. The best gift for dad, the best thing to spend money on, the best things to put on your feet, etc. Sometimes they recommend brands, sometimes they recommend uses of the socks. Usually, they just say "buy good socks". This is basically a question asking for more details. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Stretchy, stretchy, ya ya

Is there something like WorkRave but for Android? I cannot download anything on my computer at work. I used to use WorkRave at another job and really liked how it gave you the exercises to do. I don't want simply a reminder to stretch. I've seen apps that have stretches, but they are more like a resource app, not like WorkRave where it gives you random exercises each time. [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on Apr 23, 2014 - 2 answers

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world

Crate & Barrel has this modular shelving unit/desk hybrid which would be perfect for my needs, except the shelving unit doesn't actually hold very much. I thought IKEA had something similar but they don't really (their desk sticks out at a 90 degree angle from the shelves). Do you know of anyone who sells a shelving system like this (with a desk option) that will actually hold books. Thanks!
posted by anastasiav on Mar 6, 2014 - 17 answers

Got hired for a job that is beyond my skill set

I have a knack for interviewing and yesterday landed a job that pays the most Ive ever earned thus far in my career. The problem is that although most of my skill set is applicable to this new position there is a small subset specifically the portion that pertains to code analysis (this is an IT position)that is beyond the scope of what i know. I'm concerned and nervous going into this position and have been debating whether or not I should decline the offer once the offer letter arrives (its being FedEx'd to me on Monday 2/10). What would you guys do in this scenario?
posted by 0351wd on Feb 8, 2014 - 24 answers

Fitting an even-sized body in an odd sized office desk

Asking for a frugal friend. How does one size and proportion a desk somewhat inexpensively for a very tall person for home and / or work office? [more inside]
posted by tilde on Jan 21, 2014 - 18 answers

Phoney Baloney

Is there a device of some kind that will allow me to listen to music on my ear buds and still hear my desk telephone ringing? [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Jan 17, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me pick an inexpensive standing desk seat

I moved from an Aeron knock off that was beautiful and comfortable to a adjustable bar stool when I realized over time, the chair was the source of terrible back pain. So now I want to get a seat that is more ergonomic but I can't make up my mind. I want to sit erect. I want a place to put my feet if I choose. I want it to adjust up to at least 32 inches. I want the seat angle to be adjustable. All of these do that but I want to make the best decision. Here are my choices: 1, 2, 3. I've narrowed the selection down to these three. They are in my price range and aren't too ugly. I spend a lot of time at my PC and on the phone but I don't want my back to hurt anymore.
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 13, 2013 - 6 answers

I'm hacking together a standing desk- But what do I need to know?

In advance of the new year, I'm making a resolution: No more sitting desk. Traditional standing desks are hilariously outside my budget, but I've spied a number of Ikea hacks that are appealing. Here are the Q's I have (And, hey, suggestions are also welcome!): [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Nov 27, 2013 - 16 answers

It Wasn't a Tuffet

Is there a single, non-compound English word for this kind of university lecture hall desk (those bolted-down seats with the arm-rests masquerading as desktops)? [more inside]
posted by paperback version on Nov 25, 2013 - 8 answers

How to manufacture a version of something that already exists?

I would like to manufacture a table with these legs, but with a wood desk top. Where would I go to do such a thing? Most "prototype" manufacturers are for metal products, etc.
posted by uncannyslacks on Nov 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Lady sewers! Wife wants a desk sewing lamp. Recommendations please

My babe of a wife is hoping Santa brings her a desk sewing lamp with "natural light" or full spectrum lighting. Not a floor lamp and not something that clamps onto the table--but a lamp that sits on a table. Maybe something with a gooseneck or at least adjustable. She does a lot of machine sewing (especially on quilts). She has nothing in mind and asked me to do the research and find something. Santa is willing to spend maybe $50- $60 tops. Less expensive is good too. Any recommendations would be appreciated. (P.S. I bet you read the title as "Lady sewers" as in toilets. Sorry. English is a weird language)
posted by luvmywife on Nov 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me find a short piece of metal for a document tray

I bought some document trays like these, but they only come with 4 of the metal rods for a pack of two. I'd like to stack them higher, but I can't find the metal rods alone anywhere. Aside from stealing out of another package, what do I even begin looking for? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Oct 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Installing the drawer slides from hell

I'm at a total loss as to how to install these drawer slides...please help! [more inside]
posted by janerica on Oct 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for sturdy computer desk / cart for lab use.

I manage an academic lab with a lot of equipment, each with its own computer rig on a separate cart. We are looking for better computer desks / carts to replace the cheap particleboard ones we have now. Ideally, we'd like something small (2' x 3' or smaller), durable (will last ~5 years), and not too expensive ($100, but we could go higher for the perfect solution). Ideally, we'd like something with casters. Even better would be a desk / cart that includes a monitor arm for dual monitors, to free up desk space. Most of what I've found is either very cheap and shoddy or very expensive. Has anyone seen the perfect computer cart?
posted by pombe on Aug 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Family computer desk/table?

I'd like to acquire some sort of family computer desk or table. Ideally, it would be something like this so-called mega desk from Pottery Barn, but actually designed with computers in mind (i.e., space to hold CPUs, cable management, etc). We need space for at least 2 desktops with large-ish monitors and space for a laptop. Any bright ideas? [more inside]
posted by monju_bosatsu on Aug 22, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I make the most of my graduate student carrell?

I'm a second-year masters student in a professional degree program (MPH). I have been assigned to a carrell (img) and would like to make the most of it. It feels kind of gross so I'd like to give it a good cleaning, but after that, how can I make it a great study/work spot away from home? [more inside]
posted by pants on Aug 6, 2013 - 17 answers

where can I buy a standing desk in the UK?

I want to buy a standing desk, and I am willing to spend money on it. It doesn't seem possible to find the model I want in the UK. I'd also like to actually try the product before I buy it. Is there some kind of standing desk showroom I can actually visit (preferably, in London)? Do you have any other model recommendations? Details of search and criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Jul 21, 2013 - 1 answer

What personal items should I really keep in my desk at work?

I started my first 9-5 office job a few weeks back, and have been slowly figuring out the things I can keep on hand to make my work day a little more enjoyable. Things like hand lotion, trail mix, pictures of friends and family. There are also things I'm realizing I should always have handy: tampons, painkillers, granola bars, etc. What am I missing? What are the things that make sitting at a desk for eight hours a slightly better experience?
posted by frizzle on Jul 5, 2013 - 77 answers

I am a Nigerian prince...who enjoys Danish Modern Furniture

What is the downside to selling furniture on eBay to someone who will have it shipped from the US to Germany on her dime/Euro? [more inside]
posted by Ruthless Bunny on Jul 1, 2013 - 25 answers

Suggestions on a Workplace Splurge

What are the best purchases to improve your office space? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Jun 25, 2013 - 19 answers

Back-to-school kit for 51-year old single mom

My mom, who hasn't been in "school" since 1980, is going back for an associate's degree. I'm super proud of her, and I think she needs some extra support. What can I put in an awesome "back to school" package for her? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jun 21, 2013 - 33 answers

How to mount this monitor stand?

I want to mount a monitor stand on my desk, but there's a vertical lip that gets in the way of the clamp. What's the best way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Apr 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Stand in the place where you work

Should I get a standing desk? Please share your pros and cons, and any tips! [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 30, 2013 - 27 answers

Everyone loves a good sit.

Office chair recommendation? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jan 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Weight-loss value of under-desk pedaling?

Is an under-desk pedal exerciser a worthwhile supplement to an existing weight-loss / exercise regimen? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Dec 29, 2012 - 7 answers

How to Make a Standing Desk

[Crafty woodworker filter] Help me convert an old armoire into a sturdy new standing desk. [more inside]
posted by vecchio on Dec 4, 2012 - 9 answers

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