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Anyone have experience with kinesthetic desks for kids?

I'm considering investing in some kinesthetic desks for classrooms in my middle school. Anyone have any experience using these in a classroom context for middle school-age students? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Jun 17, 2014 - 1 answer

A taller-than-average desk

Where can I get an attractive desk at least 80cm high in the UK? [more inside]
posted by fightorflight on Apr 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Desk dilemma.

To my dismay I'm aging. Need a desk and chair recommendation. A combo to accommodate my creaking body and long hours I spend at computer designing/writing. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Feb 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Smart Office Not So Damned Smart?

You know that trend a while back towards 'smart offices'? I think that's what it was called -- you know, when nobody has their own desk, and they just snag their laptop and go sit anywhere and somehow they are magically more creative and productive as a result? I'm having trouble Googling up trip reports: can you help me out with links to stories and research about experiences in implementing it (or your own personal experience)? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Nov 10, 2011 - 21 answers

Using birch Ikea dining tables as desks

My partner and I will probably soon be using Ikea's Björkudden dining tables as desks. They're made of solid birch and covered in a polyurethane/acrylic lacquer. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Jan 31, 2011 - 16 answers

Office furniture for people who sit all day and work too long.

High ergonomics to cost ratio office furniture for people who sit at their desks 12 hours a day? [more inside]
posted by snafu on Dec 13, 2010 - 17 answers

OneLessDesk-like desk... for less?

I really love the look and idea of OneLessDesk but the price ($750 with shipping) kills it. Anyone have any recommendations on similar desk ideas?
posted by xmutex on Jun 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me shop for built-in desks for a small office

Looking for built-in desks (is that the right search term?). Have an inspirational photo to start from! [more inside]
posted by pants on Jun 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Best non-desk jobs?

Recently, a metafilter post pointed out the health hazards of desk jobs. Which leaves me wondering about the alternatives. Can anyone suggest (preferably from personal experience) examples of great, unusual, economically viable and realistically attainable non-desk jobs? [more inside]
posted by Hobbacocka on Apr 11, 2010 - 24 answers

The Perfect Post-Desktop Desk

Recommend new desk for Laptop + Flat Panel(s)? My computer is dying, as is its old desk. I need to replace both. While I'm set on the hardware (15" MacBook Pro + 27" LCD Monitor), I can't find the ideal desk. [more inside]
posted by MaxVonCretin on Mar 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I get a simple, affordable, adjustable standing desk?

Where can I find a simple, affordable stand-up desk either online or in the Boston-area? [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

Desk desk desk desk

Desk Filter: Where can I find a four-tiered, cross-shaped desk like the (clearly modular) one seen here?
posted by disillusioned on Nov 2, 2006 - 2 answers

How should I set up our new office?

The company I work for is probably moving away from our parent company into a 3400 sq. ft. building of our own. I have the task (opportunity) to suggest how we can set up this office for our 31 people. The question is, is there a non-traditional option that is better than the standard cube farm, but is still inexpensive and effective? [more inside]
posted by quirked on Jun 16, 2006 - 17 answers

Where to Find a Desk in Chelsea, New York?

I need a desk, ASAP (preferably today) (the movers broke mine). I live in Chelsea. Where should I go? (I've tried Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond and The Door Store).
posted by adrober on Aug 17, 2004 - 5 answers

Ikea Desks

I've got a chance to buy an Ikea Jerker computer desk locally for a good price (the closest Ikea store is in Houston, we're in Austin). How sturdy are they? I'm used to early-80s solid-steel welded Steelcase desks, and am wondering if the Jerker will be solid enough for a 19" monitor and Mac G4 tower. [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Feb 9, 2004 - 12 answers

Looking for Very Sturdy Desk with Few/No Drawers, Under $200

I've got a rather old and decrepit office-surplus Steelcase desk in my "home office" right now, and am looking for something newer that doesn't have drawers for me to fill up with crud.

Needs to be VERY sturdy (as I may have 2 or 3 large monitors on it at any time) and not wobbly or flimsy at all. I've looked at the IKEA "Jerker" desk, but the closest IKEA is in Houston (I'm in Austin) and buying one mail-order would be prohibitive.

Suggestions? Budget is $200 max.
posted by mrbill on Dec 31, 2003 - 23 answers

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