Ask DN: What desk do you have?

almost 6 years ago from Robin Raszka, www.pttrns.com

  • Spencer HammSpencer Hamm, almost 6 years ago

    I put together a desk using this base and this tabletop (or something close to that, I don't recall exactly which one).

    All in all it was about $550, but considering most adjustable desks were much smaller in length and also much uglier (for a few hundred dollars more), it's really not a bad price. The base in practically indestructible, and could easily last a lifetime. Plus, you could change your top ever few years if you get bored!

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    • Joseph BarrientosJoseph Barrientos, almost 6 years ago

      this is an awesome idea, did you have any issues getting that top to fit on the base?

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      • Spencer HammSpencer Hamm, almost 6 years ago

        Nope! Not at all. It only took about 5 minutes to put the top on after the base was put together. I just made sure to measure out everything and then it was just a matter of screwing the base to it (it has about a dozen places to do so). It actually only took about 30 minutes to put together, by myself.

        I was actually looking at this top originally, but it was sold out and I didn't want to wait two more weeks for it to be in stock again. But just about any top would work (as long as it is thick enough to put a screw in).

        I just measured my tabletop, and it's 63x31.5, so it's a bit larger than most. The desk also adjusts to 47", which was crucial for me, since I'm 6'3".

        Here is another option (non-adjustable), that I was looking into putting together. It is a bit cheaper, but is non-adjustable.

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    • Dustin KemperDustin Kemper, almost 6 years ago

      +1 for MultiTable

      I've got one of these at the office with a reclaimed wood tabletop and love it.

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