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canyoneer
Sep 13, 2005
I only have canyoneyes for you

Khorne posted:

Both of these are great options, but losing 5"-6" of depth is unfortunate. They're 24" and 25" respectively. If I switch to a monitor arm it might be viable, but I tend to use those extra inches even for not-monitors. They aren't 100% necessary I guess and everything seems to be a compromise in one way or another.

I really like the durability and potential to adjust height while setting it up. Most office equipment is only rated up to 250lbs. They also have the added bonus of being able to go in my garage or to be used as a literal workbench for soldering and other projects if I decide I want to get another desk later.
I'll look into this a bit. If I go the "make a desk" route there are lots of options that don't involve Ikea, too.

Check my prior posts here. I made a really nice one with a butcher block top from Ikea and I love it mwah mwah mwah)

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couldcareless
Feb 8, 2009

Spheal used Swagger!

Electric Bugaloo posted:

I dunno...but you could probably figure that out yourself?

I guess I could have worded that a bit better to get something less snarky, but I meant more along the lines of "has this been done before because I want to know if there's any obvious pitfalls"

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn

couldcareless posted:

I have an old galant that I got second hand that has the extension. Is it possible to remove the old top and replace it with something nicer? I've never dug much into this possibility but the cheap black top on it now is showing its age.
Yours like this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZSyirIMPuA

BurgerQuest
Mar 17, 2009


I just had some trestles made up for about $90AU and bought a 2100x900x30mm panel from Bunnings for about the same.

https://imgur.com/a/FVeufuH x2
+
https://www.bunnings.com.au/selex-9...-sheet_p0290007

Because the trestles are 3 legged I don't find the inner legs get in the way at all. The panel is so loving thick and heavy there's no swaying or flex.

BurgerQuest fucked around with this message at Aug 23, 2018 around 00:07

Electric Bugaloo
Oct 20, 2007



couldcareless posted:

I guess I could have worded that a bit better to get something less snarky, but I meant more along the lines of "has this been done before because I want to know if there's any obvious pitfalls"

Again- I have no idea but like Wibla said, itís honestly something that you can figure out with a relatively small exertion on your part. I donít mean that to be snarky.

If I recall correctly, the Galant has a metal frame that connects all of the legs and then the tabletop rests on top of that. Assuming that the replacement top isnít made of 500 lbs of stone you will probably be fine attaching a new tabletop in place of the old one.

Parachute
May 18, 2003



BurgerQuest posted:

I just had some trestles made up for about $90AU and bought a 2100x900x30mm panel from Bunnings for about the same.

https://imgur.com/a/FVeufuH x2
+
https://www.bunnings.com.au/selex-9...-sheet_p0290007

Because the trestles are 3 legged I don't find the inner legs get in the way at all. The panel is so loving thick and heavy there's no swaying or flex.

i literally bought 2 of these from ikea for $30 total and used wood glue to adhere them to my lovely ikea top and they are great. the only problem is there is a lot less leg-room underneath if you want the legs to align flush with the sides of the top and not stick out on the sides

edit: heres the legs & picture of them from the site that show how little leg room they provide underneath: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10118971/

Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



For a long long time i just used IKEA countertop with some of those little nonslip tacks on top of a couple of filing cabinets.

Electric Bugaloo
Oct 20, 2007



Parachute posted:

i literally bought 2 of these from ikea for $30 total and used wood glue to adhere them to my lovely ikea top and they are great. the only problem is there is a lot less leg-room underneath if you want the legs to align flush with the sides of the top and not stick out on the sides

edit: heres the legs & picture of them from the site that show how little leg room they provide underneath: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10118971/



The metal trestles with three legs are best.

The adjustable ones that let you turn a desk into a drawing table also seem pretty cool but I canít personally vouch for their strength.

BurgerQuest
Mar 17, 2009


Parachute posted:

i literally bought 2 of these from ikea for $30 total and used wood glue to adhere them to my lovely ikea top and they are great. the only problem is there is a lot less leg-room underneath if you want the legs to align flush with the sides of the top and not stick out on the sides

edit: heres the legs & picture of them from the site that show how little leg room they provide underneath: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10118971/



That's why I went with the 3 leg design, far less space consuming up front.

huhwhat
Apr 22, 2010




I moved. Still living with hand-me-down furniture except for the trash can and desk lamp but at least I'm not sitting on a jizz chair now. I also upgraded from using a shipping box as a laptop stand to a Roost/Nexstand knockoff.

Glass tabletops transmit vibrations surprisingly well. I can feel the bass from my Bluetooth speaker (hidden behind the laptop) when I'm typing on the keyboard.

Sininu
Jan 8, 2014



Should I value adjustable leg height? 740mm is the standard and I'm not sure if I would like adjustability or be indifferent about it.

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


The chair I recently bought is too tall for my desk legs and now I need a new desk so if that's a situation you may fall into I would consider it kinda important

Jerk McJerkface
Jan 16, 2004

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Soiled Meat

Any one recommend a good desk chair? I'd like a high back mesh chair for my home office, with fold up arms, available on Amazon?

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

Jerk McJerkface posted:

Any one recommend a good desk chair? I'd like a high back mesh chair for my home office, with fold up arms, available on Amazon?

The chair thread is a better place to ask but it depends a lot on your budget. Anything less than ~$500 is generally trash with few exceptions. Comfort is a personal thing so you should always check it out in a show room first.

landgrabber
Sep 12, 2015


i will know i've successfully grown up when i buy an aeron for my home

Photex
Apr 6, 2009



Jerk McJerkface posted:

Any one recommend a good desk chair? I'd like a high back mesh chair for my home office, with fold up arms, available on Amazon?


I just bought a steelcase refurb from madisonseating for like $300

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


Same but from some local office furniture warehouse

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

landgrabber posted:

i will know i've successfully grown up when i buy an aeron for my home

You still haven't grown up if you're dreaming of an Aeron.

Deviant
Sep 26, 2003

I wanted orange.

It gave me lemon-lime.




Nap Ghost

heh, call me when you want an embody, kid.

nothing personnel

Electric Bugaloo
Oct 20, 2007



Deviant posted:

heh, call me when you want an embody, kid.

nothing personnel

I love the embody and it saddens me that they killed a lot of the weirder, more interesting colors.

Hed
Mar 31, 2004



Fun Shoe

It pains me that no one can create the JJTrek enterprise mango Embody any more

Krispy Wafer
Jul 26, 2002



Grimey Drawer

I found a 50 year old Cramer Airflow and it's the most comfortable office chair I've ever owned. The vinyl has rips in it, so I'll just reupholster it and pass it down to my future grandchildren decades from now.

Looks like this except it's green vinyl. If my house was on fire I wouldn't rush in to save it only because normal fire could never destroy the metal frame.



They're pretty rare and I felt like the Dutch getting Manhattan for some beads when I bought this and another Cramer without arms for $200.

Krispy Wafer fucked around with this message at Sep 15, 2018 around 02:22

redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

That chair rules! I bet you could clean the metal up with some kind of polish cream. Jealousy.

Jerk McJerkface
Jan 16, 2004

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Soiled Meat

Krispy Wafer posted:

I found a 50 year old Cramer Airflow and it's the most comfortable office chair I've ever owned. The vinyl has rips in it, so I'll just reupholster it and pass it down to my future grandchildren decades from now.

Looks like this except it's green vinyl. If my house was on fire I wouldn't rush in to save it only because normal fire could never destroy the metal frame.



They're pretty rare and I felt like the Dutch getting Manhattan for some beads when I bought this and another Cramer without arms for $200.

I had that exact chair and refurbished it as a gift for my father in-law when their last kid moved out and he concerted her room into an office.

I didn't realize it was so sought after.

Krispy Wafer
Jul 26, 2002



Grimey Drawer

Jerk McJerkface posted:

I had that exact chair and refurbished it as a gift for my father in-law when their last kid moved out and he concerted her room into an office.

I didn't realize it was so sought after.

I have no idea if it's sought after, but I've never been able to find another one (very few with arms, none with padded arms) and what I can find is usually far away and can't be shipped.

I mean, it's no Eames, but it will never break.

Xik
Mar 10, 2011



Fun Shoe

Just got my new desk delivered.



The poor oldie for comparison:



Thing was like a decade+ old and even then I purchased it second hand.

Have also been in the ten-keyless club for a while. It owns and I will never go back. Rise up comrades and break free from the shackles of the numpad!
(Although I had to learn vi keys to be able to play roguelikes which I didn't consider at the time and was a pita)

landgrabber
Sep 12, 2015


Xik posted:

Just got my new desk delivered.



The poor oldie for comparison:



Thing was like a decade+ old and even then I purchased it second hand.

Have also been in the ten-keyless club for a while. It owns and I will never go back. Rise up comrades and break free from the shackles of the numpad!
(Although I had to learn vi keys to be able to play roguelikes which I didn't consider at the time and was a pita)

nice define did you buy it on newegg

Xik
Mar 10, 2011



Fun Shoe

landgrabber posted:

nice define did you buy it on newegg

Struggling to interpret this typo ("define"?). If you're asking where the desk is from, it's from a place aimed at commercial/office buildings called Hurdleys. I'm not sure what happened, but I don't think it's not available anymore? This was the link (gillies executive desk) which just 404's now. It's a place that provides stuff "to-order" so you can choose custom dimensions, colors, finishing etc.

I couldn't find anything I liked from the normal consumer desk places over here (NZ) and Ikea stuff is imported in small quantities from "boutique" type places and real expensive (defeating the point imo).

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




landgrabber posted:

i will know i've successfully grown up when i buy an aeron for my home
I have an Aeron at work and while it's alright, I really wish it had a headrest so that I could properly recline in it.

Actuarial Fables
Jul 29, 2014



Taco Defender

Xik posted:

Struggling to interpret this typo ("define"?).

They're asking about your computer case, friend.

Xik
Mar 10, 2011



Fun Shoe

Actuarial Fables posted:

They're asking about your computer case, friend.

I'm a moron, Define R5, got it. Purchased from ascent. I get all my parts either there or from pbtech.

landgrabber
Sep 12, 2015


Josh Lyman posted:

I have an Aeron at work and while it's alright, I really wish it had a headrest so that I could properly recline in it.

i don't like headrests. maybe when i'm older (or not 5'4)

mrking
May 27, 2006

There's No Limit To What We Can't Accomplish


Josh Lyman posted:

I have an Aeron at work and while it's alright, I really wish it had a headrest so that I could properly recline in it.

I purchased an adjustable third party headrest off amazon and now I recline all the time in my aeron. I got the foam cushion one, but there are also mesh designs that are designed to match some of the fabrics

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


mrking posted:

I purchased an adjustable third party headrest off amazon and now I recline all the time in my aeron. I got the foam cushion one, but there are also mesh designs that are designed to match some of the fabrics

Give us a link friend.

Thom P. Tiers
May 29, 2008


Can't read tabs, wrong thread!

Thom P. Tiers fucked around with this message at Sep 17, 2018 around 17:42

mrking
May 27, 2006

There's No Limit To What We Can't Accomplish


Coredump posted:

Give us a link friend.

This is the one I bought, it's very comfortable and sturdy, but sometimes hits the wall behind my desk because of the way it adjusts.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2IJNM...1_d6dOBb2QTZTRC

This one looks like it has a smaller footprint and looks more like the mesh seat, but I read a review that says hair can get caught in the mesh so I didn't bother to try it out.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005L9ATK...1_N7dOBbCGHZ6E3

nervana
Dec 9, 2010


mrking posted:

This is the one I bought, it's very comfortable and sturdy, but sometimes hits the wall behind my desk because of the way it adjusts.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2IJNM...1_d6dOBb2QTZTRC

This one looks like it has a smaller footprint and looks more like the mesh seat, but I read a review that says hair can get caught in the mesh so I didn't bother to try it out.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005L9ATK...1_N7dOBbCGHZ6E3

150$

couldcareless
Feb 8, 2009

Spheal used Swagger!


Same reaction here, was excited until the link loaded. Not certain I feel like dumping about the same amount I spent on the chair on the head rest, I'd rather just keep socking away money to eventually get an embody.

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Theophany
Jul 22, 2014




lol there's a job lot of 4 of those cramer airflows which are Fallout Vault as gently caress going on eBay for a shade more than that. Shame they're in Kansas.

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