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Other Places in UK to buy a good PC desk and chair?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pac-man, 7 Jul 2011.

  1. pac-man

    pac-man What's a Dremel?

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    Hi BT,

    I'm in need of a new PC desk and chair and wanted some advice on places in the UK (I'm based in East London) were they have a good range?

    The only place I can think of is IKEA. Does anyone know of any others?

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  2. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    PC world actually have some good stuff, as do Argos/Homebase. It depends what you want - I use a dining room table for my main desk because it has a much greater surface area and higher build quality than the standard office furniture (it's solid wood as opposed to laminated chipboard) and it's worth maybe £140 but I got it on gumtree for £80 :D

    It's worth checking gumtree for people selling stuff locally - you can often find new/virtually unused furniture very cheap.
     
  3. Jaybles

    Jaybles Minimodder

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    Hah! I was just looking into chairs yesterday, but found nothing worth shouting about. :( I am also curious about this.
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Staples?
    You could also try a secondhand office furniture place.
     
  5. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    Had the same dilemma. I just went to IKEA and basically chose a huge piece of wood and 4 legs. Then got a chair from there as well. Think it cost me about £80 in total and they are perfect. The desk can take both my monitors and the desktop PC.

    Bearing in mind i didnt want like a workstation type fold out thing. i just wanted a solid wooden table that would support my kit.
     
  6. pac-man

    pac-man What's a Dremel?

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    ha, same I use a dining table at the moment too (though it is laminated chipboard) so I know what you mean about the surface area. Unfortunately it's legs have almost gone and I think it'll collapse soon.. Surely a large pc desk exists out there though?
     
  7. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    this for desk at least. IKEA huge piece of wood + 4 legs = £28 when i bought my one last year.

    not sure about chair, still searching for a comfortable chair myself.
     
  8. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    staples is good for chairs i have an excellent example, my desk is glass and alu from Argos, cost about £120 but well worth it its lasted me ages
     
  9. pac-man

    pac-man What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah my main requirements are that I want a large surface area (depth, not necessarily width) and a good height so my arms are resting on an even level from my chairs armrests to the desk.
     
  10. pac-man

    pac-man What's a Dremel?

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    So it sounds like IKEA and Argos for desk and Staples for chairs?
     
  11. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I bought this from Staples for around £100, very comfortable.

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  12. Lassar

    Lassar Lean Mean Fighting Machine !

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    Nick a chair from work and get your desk from Staples.... its what I did :D
     
  13. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I built my desk from component parts from Ikea. Not cheap but solid as a rock.

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  14. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    My requirements were exactly the same, and I found that the dining table provided the perfect width, depth, height and quality for my chosen application :D

    I recently bought a small filing cabinet/drawer combo which fits perfectly under the table and looks great :thumb:

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  15. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    I have a very similar one fingers, really nice chairs
     
  16. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    For a cheap but very solid build, you can always go to B&Q and buy a couple of kitchen cabinets, and a worktop.
    Mine set me back about £100.
    Then you can have it the size you want, draws rather than cupboards etc.
    I got my chair from staples for £145,with built in massager.
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    Cheers,

    Simon.
     
  17. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Yeah, I admired the one Pookeyhead posted it in that magazine discussion thread although I didn't go for the same fabric covering as him as my kids would destroy it.
     
  18. Ficky Pucker

    Ficky Pucker I

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    Staples have some nice chairs, i bought mine from there.
    i bought my desk from http://www.intercounty.com/office_desks.html bit more expensive than IKEA but in my experience the build quality was much better. (they sell some chairs as well)
     
  19. RAIDER32

    RAIDER32 What's a Dremel?

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    That looks really good!
    nice top and any length you want, got me thinking......cheers
     
  20. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    I have an ikea dark wood corner desk with extension on one side. No idea what it cost but it's huge. I need a decent chair
     

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