Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Re: compute desk- need help designing
I got one from Ikea a few years back for about $300. All the computer desks are too low for me, I just bang my knees under the desk if I move. The desk I got was a simple timber veneer (chipboard with timber finish stuck on) - but it's bigger than most computer desks and has alot of room underneath. It's 160cm wide, 75 cm deep and almost 75cm high. There's no drawers etc, so it gives plenty of flexibility as to where you and the PC are positioned. The depth and height is handy, but the width is up to you. You need room to put the monitor and have the keyboard and mouse in front comfortably. So less then 70 cm deep may be squishy unless you have to make do due to space constraints. Unless the PC desk will be used by short people and kids, build the height into it. A problem with my desk is at moving time - it doesn't fit through doors - but as it was a flat pack desk, it has some quick release screws at certain points, so the desk top comes off, then the sides. Just something to consider in its design - ability to move it around and how easily it can be disassembled for these instances.
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