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Is a 160/180cm x 60cm desk possible for under £100

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drake5, 7 Feb 2020.

  1. Drake5

    Capodecina

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    Currently my desk is 120cm x 60cm and I need something a bit wider now due to my monitor set up. Ideally I'd like 180cm x 60cm (but these seem pretty impossible to find) but I'd also settle for a 140cm or 160cm x 60cm desk

    I'm thinking I could just get a decent tabletop cut to size and add some legs but DIY isn't my strong point. Has anyone else here purchased a desk recently close to this size? If so where did you get it from

    Cheers
     
  2. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 May 2003

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    Worktop surface of your choice on cabinets or legs?
     
  3. thenewoc

    Sgarrista

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    Location: West Sussex, England

    Sort of, I bought a sit stand desk, the legs part and then bought the table top from ebay as I wanted a thick piece of birch plywood to support a triple monitor set up. You could do something similar and buy some legs from Ikea or somewhere. I've seen some done with hair pin legs which look rather modern.
     
  4. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

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    You don't need DIY skills to make a desk. lol

    Go to ikea, buy 4 desk legs. (Take your pick) then buy a kitchen worktop (3 meters) cut it down to fit your size. (Get someone to do this for you if you don't like handling power tools) screw the 4 legs on and bosh! win win.
     
  5. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    160x60 top and 4 legs isn't that much over £100 at Ikea, finding a 180x60 top is a little harder. Definitely plenty of options for DIY tops and 4 legs that come in under £100 though. Just be aware some tops aren't designed to be cur down and have a honeycomb like material structure in the middle to save cost and weight.
     
  6. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Location: Welling, London

    Have a look at a company called worktop express. I got my desk from there and it’s fantastic. Just add 4 ikea legs and you’re away.
     
  7. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

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    Bobs ya uncle and fanny is ya aunt. :D
     
  8. Drumroll

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cambridge

    Gumtree. Got a RRP well over £300 for £90, not a single scratch.
     
  9. Psymonkee

    Capodecina

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  10. Drake5

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  11. NoobCannon

    Soldato

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    Buy cheaper legs then?
     
  12. Minusorange

    Sgarrista

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    The Adil legs are only £2.50 and do the job just fine
     
  13. Shoeyuk

    Gangster

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    I brought some metal ones out of b&q at £4.50 a leg
     
  14. Dave

    Mobster

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    I was looking for a similar size and ended up with an IKEA Hilver bamboo top. I got more expensive legs and a cabinet underneath but there is the option as mentioned above for cheaper legs.
     
  15. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

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    That's really good value! Need one for when we knock out the are under the stair case and that looks perfect.
     
  16. Russinating

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol

    We've got 10 Hilver/Aldis desks at work and they're fine. Bit wobbly when not against a wall but we could secure them if needed.

    Some of the tops are about 5 years old, used every day 5 days a week, and no particular signs of wear so I can confirm the laminate isn't paper thin

    All have dual 27" monitors and plenty wide enough.
     
  17. alexakasloth

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