Modern/contemporary computer desk suggestions please.

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    Having just got a nice new computer we fancy revamping our very tiring office. Our existing desk is near enough 20 years old and was only about £100 IIRC so we're well overdue.

    Budgeting around £500 for the desk. I'm more than happy to make a drawer pack or two if needs be.

    Spotted this as a starting point: Hudson desk white - dwell - £399

    Our only other criteria is modern. We have a houseful of Oak furniture and fancy something different in the office.

    TIA, Ant.
     
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    Lots of custom desk ideas on YouTube Ant ;)

    Will cost far less than £500 too :p
     
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    Have you thought about a robust height adjustable one that can double up as the Friday night leaner....?
     
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    I have been in a number of offices in Sweden/Denmark and they often have the height adjustable 'ergonomic' desks that can be set to any height, even to the point where the desk jockey is actually standing up.

    A great idea if you are at the desk ALL day. But they do look pricey though ££££
     
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    my computer desk is actually a length of breakfast bar worktop on eight ikea legs with a ladder frame "chassis", not very stylish but as it is 900mm deep it means that the monitors are a decent distance away
     
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    My work desk is an ikea glass top on chrome ikea legs.

    I think it's originally designed as a dining table but the legs adjust as I prefer a high desk and it's massive which suits me as I tend to spread my work across the desk.

    The glass is opaque so I'm not staring at my knees all day.
     
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    Made this from IKEA kitchen furniture a couple of years ago. Will dig out some more shots.
     
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    That looks effective Mike and very modern. however, to get a desk with a decent surface area it'd have to be on a big scale and our office is fairly small.

    Yikes, now that would be a great talking point. I could fabricate a great story when people visit on how I managed to have such a thing in my possession. :)

    I think a height adjustable chair is a much simpler idea. :D

    Thanks for that Mike, some interesting and unusual shapes there. Shame they seem to be a little in the small side for our needs.

    Making & fitting kitchens is a huge part of my job so I have no desire to be sat at a Kitchen worktop whilst doing my dreaded office work. That'd like being kicked in the nuts twice. :)

    Looks great Jay. What a nice big room too. :thumb:

    But as above, not wanting anything with kitchen looks.
     
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    Yeah, we spotted this but wondered how much time we'd spend having to keep it extra clean. :crazy:

    https://dwell.co.uk/102748
     
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    That could be a pain to keep fingerprint-free.

    Mine is a grey glass and very forgiving of marks.

    Bastard cold in winter though.
     
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    Actually, having looked at the site in more detail (and not on my phone :doh:) there's some great options there too, Thanks Mike :thumb:

    Screenshot 2018-10-16 at 20.00.34.png
     
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    Just plug it in tight ar*e. :rolleyes:

    :)
     
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    Plug it in?

    Can't see a socket anywhere on the desk.
     
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    Aye, it'll heat up. :D

    (I'll get me coat)
     
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