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

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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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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
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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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