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kerouacbum

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Desks
« on: July 24, 2005, 02:42:32 AM »
I'm moving and have to buy a new desk for my apartment to fit in my bedroom. It seems as though it's not that easy to find a simple flat desk without built-in bookshelves or other unnecessary things that clutter up a nice flat workspace with room for a laptop and some casebooks. What are you guys using or where would you suggest looking for such a desk?

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Re: Desks
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005, 04:38:49 AM »
Go to Ikea. They Sell a really simple, yet really nice (and somewhat large) desk called the Jerker. I'm not kidding you. The Desk is called "Jerker". Anyways, I bought one for $79 bucks two years ago and I love it.

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Re: Desks
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2005, 01:10:43 PM »
I got a desk very much like what you described from Walmart last fall for $20.  The build quality isn't quite as good as my Ikea furniture, but it's not bad either.  If you anticipate using it for a while, I'd go the Ikea route.

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Re: Desks
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2005, 02:22:08 PM »
Wouldn't a small conference table work just as well?  I mean, if you get a table and put your computer and books and a lamp on top of it, you basically have a "desk," n'est-ce pas?
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Re: Desks
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2005, 04:00:50 PM »
Go to Ikea. They Sell a really simple, yet really nice (and somewhat large) desk called the Jerker. I'm not kidding you. The Desk is called "Jerker". Anyways, I bought one for $79 bucks two years ago and I love it.

I love my Jerker desk! I've had it two or three years as well. We have 2 of the computer ones and one of the regular desks that came out this year. They are fabulously sturdy and simple.

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Re: Desks
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2005, 05:27:47 PM »
I'm using my old gigantic round table. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2005, 05:49:09 PM »
i'm with momofthree.  i have a huge antique table that i bought for under one hundred dollars a while back.  i love the way it looks, and the ability to spread out my books and supplies.  many modern desks are simply too small.

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Re: Desks
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2005, 07:32:57 PM »
I have an Ikea desk that's awesome. It's not the Jerker but pretty close to it, the legs look different on mine. I bought it at the store and they have a few different sizes/colors to look through. You buy the legs separately- with colors like black, grey, pink, yellow. The whole thing is about $80 or so. Well worth the money!

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Re: Desks
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2005, 12:50:37 AM »
Go to Ikea. They Sell a really simple, yet really nice (and somewhat large) desk called the Jerker. I'm not kidding you. The Desk is called "Jerker". Anyways, I bought one for $79 bucks two years ago and I love it.


Got the same thing...it's awesome.  Large surface, VERY sturdy, no stupid drawers, so two chairs can sit up against it at the same time (like my fiance and I do while working on wedding crap on the computer...God help me!).  And it also has some great add-ons like the side-connecting tower computer shelf (works well at keeping the CPU off of the ground and makes vacuuming and other domestic details that much easier).  Best part was the $79...the low price is deceiving as to it's sturdiness.

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Re: Desks
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2005, 10:04:47 AM »
I got a desk very much like what you described from Walmart last fall for $20.  The build quality isn't quite as good as my Ikea furniture, but it's not bad either.  If you anticipate using it for a while, I'd go the Ikea route.

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Tyler is right. Check out Walmart/Target. They have large, sturdy folding tables that are perfect for a lot less than Ikea.

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