Cool computer desks?

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  1. ToddJ

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    I'm looking to buy a new desk. However, I want one that is modern looking. I do not want one that is wood colored. I want one that is either black, grey, or a futuristic looking metal one....any suggestions? (Unfortunately, I am on a tight budget too.)
     
  2. ToddJ

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    Any other suggestions? I know that Circuit City has a cool grey one, but it is a little out of my price range. Has anyone built their own desk?
     
  3. Kelley_B

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    I bought a very cool and large V shaped desk at Office Max last year and it has survived two moves. The bottom is black and the top is grey. Best part, I only paid $149 for it.
     
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    i also bought my desk at office max. it's similar to this one:
    http://www.officemax.com/max/solutio...kOID=536993708
    but i couldn't find my exact model. anyway, it's pretty sturdy...although with the glass top i'd be hesitant to put a really big (heavy) monitor on it. (my next monitor is going to be a LCD though, so it's not really an issue.) it's very modern and sleek looking.
    metallic silver, powder-coated appearance for the metal. nice frosted greenish-tint for the glass.
    they even shipped it to my place for free. cost me about 140 bucks (i think)....
     
  6. John Watson

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    Cool?

    I'd look for one thats well designed.

    Casters, so you can move it for access.

    The first one I got had a 1" thick large panel almost entirely covering the back lower part of the desk - had to use a power saw to cut a big enough opening to let me even see what cables went into which ports.

    Inadequate strength - the surface of this one bends - even with a 15" monitor.

    The slide-out tray, is it firm? This one jiggles.

    I just got a new desk a few months ago, it looks "cool", but its not on casters, and the layout is less than efficient.

    I should take my own advice!!

    Good luck
     
  7. Ryan Wright

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    Buzz: I'd like more info on this - where's this thread at? Do you have pictures online somewhere, or instructions on how you went about building it?

    I'd love to build a computer desk. I want a full wrap-around unit for my computer room. Something that wraps around the entire room (multiple pieces, of course). My "ideal" desk would have to be custom built. I have too many hair-brained ideas that nothing I could find commercially would be "ideal".
     
  8. Chuck C

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    one of my roommates just got a corner glass top office max desk....looks like something out of corporate america !
     
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