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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

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

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

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

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

How on earth to sell this object?

How best to value and sell a beautiful, large, fragile antique desk in the suburban Chicago area? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jul 12, 2012 - 1 answer

Help save a life.

Building a standing desk two-parter: 1) Should I get a mini stair climber, manual treadmill, or mini elliptical? 2) What's the best way to attach legs to this "desk"? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Feb 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Retro travel desk?

I need to buy a desk. The room it will go in has a retro travel vibe. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Jun 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Need a table: Long, narrow, simple, sturdy. Suggestions?

This is my dream table: Simple, classy, sturdy and inexpensive. My problem: I want it in an unusual size (long and narrow, almost like a console table [5-6 feet long, 18 inches wide]). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Mar 14, 2011 - 14 answers

Workstation for two large LCDs with shelves above

Vancouver computer workstation shopping: We need a desk about six feet wide with one large flat desk area to hold 25.5" 16:9 LCD displays, a laptop, mouse, and two shelves above. Cannot afford Anthro, Steelcase, HON or other expensive office furniture. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jan 14, 2011 - 6 answers

I have nowhere to sit.

Looking for an upholstered armchair/slipper chair type chair that I can order online that will work as a desk chair. Must be under $300. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Oct 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Minimal Office Chair

Help me find a comfortable desk chair that fits my minimalist office aesthetic. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Oct 7, 2010 - 6 answers

What kind of hardware would I need to convert the top of my desk to an adjustable sit/stand?

I'm really intrigued by the idea of a variable height sit/stand desk, but for a couple reasons, I'm probably stuck with my current utterly inconspicuous, heavy wood composite desk. Fortunately, the top comes off, so I think I might be able to modify the desk so that I can raise/lower the top independently of the rest of the desk. What kind of hardware would I need, and where can I buy it? [more inside]
posted by paul_smatatoes on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

It's a tanker desk with extra security. How do I remove the security for esthetic reasons?

I've got this metal thing on my metal desk. How do I get it off? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me stain or paint my ikea desk

I want to stain (ideally) or paint (less good) my ikea wood veneer desk. How can I best do this? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Dec 19, 2009 - 11 answers

How to deal with desk with sharp edges?

A desk I bought from office depot a couple of months ago has sharp edges -- not sharp enough to cut, but sharp enough to be plenty annoying if I ever touch those edges. Is there any easy and not-ugly way to deal with these?
posted by shivohum on Nov 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Nice desk and chair for reasonable price?

I need recommendations for a desk and chair for my home please. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Sep 22, 2009 - 4 answers

What's the best way to find plans for building an office desk from scratch?

I'm a tall, skinny software developer, (6'5"/196cm) who cannot find a desk even remotely what I need/want in terms of style, quality, and size. I am going to have a carpenter build me a desk. Google has found me nothing. Do you have a desk you love? What makes you love it? Are you a tall person who finds they need keyboard/mouse at exactly the right height? How did you solve this? Do you have plans you love or a desk design you can recommend? [more inside]
posted by carlodio on Aug 31, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me buy a kneeling chair online.

I'd like to buy a kneeling chair, but I can't find any locally to try. Do you have any tips about buying one online? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Designer desk recommendation?

I'm actually earning my keep doing what I love - photography and design. I just got an amazing Cintiq 21UX, and there's just one (unanticipated) problem - I no longer have enough desk space to accommodate all of my equipment, so I'm in the market to get a dream workhorse desk once and for all. [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Nov 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Seeking a table for behind our couch to act as desk

Furniture filter: we are looking for a specific table for behind the couch that we saw in a vacation rental house years ago, but have still never seen something close enough for our purposes in a store, nor in on-line searches. I suspect we are just not looking in the right places, so I am prepared to feel stupid. Details within. [more inside]
posted by forthright on Oct 11, 2008 - 14 answers

A desk with doors?

Can you recommend a specific secretary, armoire, or rolltop desk that will hold (and hide) a large-ish computer? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Where to find an awesome folding desk?

Where can I buy an awesome, folding, secretary-style desk with a closeable writing surface? [more inside]
posted by raygan on May 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Devil Wears Prada Lamps - show me the light

Lighting fetishists help me! Looking for the desk lamp from "The Devil Wears Prada" [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Apr 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Can you help me find a new desk?

Can you help me find a new home office desk? [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Dec 30, 2007 - 16 answers

Outstanding online furniture stores for medium to high end furnishings?

Hi All, I just moved and have a new job that will, fortunately, give me the opportunity to purchase nice furniture for the first time in my life. I'm more into modern designs, but with a quality touch. If there is a manufacturer that makes super high quality, modern stuff that would be the ticket for me. Anyway, I'm looking for online stores to shop on. I'm looking for literally everything a typical two person home needs. We currently have no furniture save a recliner, so we need a lot! I'll admit I don't know the first thing about design, furniture history, etc. But I do want to learn. The ideal shops will offer quality and education. I'm not looking for IKEA or super cheap options. Basically, just give me some links of some kick ass online furniture and furnishing joints!
posted by Bob Dobbs on Nov 16, 2007 - 21 answers

looking for a comfy 'kneeling' chair.

Can someone help me locate a certain type of chair? [more inside]
posted by psyward on Sep 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Moduar Furniture Experience?

Has anyone had experience ordering furniture from Levenger.com? Or know of any modular office solutions similar to Levenger's "Euro Desk System"? [more inside]
posted by bodega on Jun 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me hide my home office

Where can I find a computer armoire designed for a laptop computer? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Mar 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Are you the gatekeeper?

Can you identify this key? [more inside]
posted by mbrubeck on Feb 25, 2006 - 11 answers

It there any way to stain or paint laminate/particle board furniture?

It there any way to stain or paint laminate/particle board furniture without it looking horrible? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jan 31, 2006 - 17 answers

Computer Desks that Don't Suck?

I need a new computer desk solution. The closest thing to computer desk nirvana I have found online is the IKEA Jerker desk, but IKEA hasn't seen fit to move into my area yet and they don't sell all the accessories online. [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Apr 24, 2005 - 11 answers

Raising the Desk

I have a (relatively light) four-legged desk that's about four inches too short for my chair. I'd like to raise the desk, but I'd like to avoid using something as crude as cinderblocks or lumber. Are there any simple and elegant methods, products, or materials that I might employ?
Shortening the chair is not an option.
posted by Kwantsar on Sep 16, 2004 - 24 answers

Good, modern, innovative computer desk?

Anybody know where I can find a good, modern, innovative computer desk? I'd kind of like something modular and flexible, if that makes sense, but all I can find are traditional office desks. UK stockists are preferred, but I'm interested in US ones too, for research as much as anything else.
posted by ascullion on Jun 18, 2004 - 16 answers

What office furniture should I get and where from?

Office furniture: where to buy it used and what kind do you use? [more] [more inside]
posted by Hackworth on Jan 19, 2004 - 2 answers

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