My company is kind of cheap but I am looking for some options of computer
desks. Give me all price ranges and what you use or have found to like. I
have deul monitors and I want something ergonomic. I will buy it if I have
I talked to my computer guy and he siad that the doors on cinder blocks is
what some design firms do and that they look and work real nice. I couldn't
picture that before and would still like to see this. He said that the doors
are real think and solid and look nice. I just don't know about the cinder
blocks, don't they look funny?
Especially the HELOS-System rocks!
(HELOS = Highest Ergonomic Level for Office Systems)
I saw the System on several fairs, .. great. I´d love to have
such a CAD-desktop!
It´s absolute high quality, also the price ;-)
"Mike Grant" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
The hole for the doorknob works well for cable routing. I screwed the surge
protector to the bottom side of the door, so one switch in close proximity
turns everything on. I have a two-tier desk using some painted canned
peaches cans and a MDF plank for the upper shelf. Add some metallic or faux
finish paint and a glass top over the door for that neo-modern look. Works,
cheap, and looks good.
I've used blocks in college decades back, but found I could buy a used
Hamilton or Mayline drafting table with drawer sets for less than $100
used (quite awhile back).
The trick today, though, is to get a decent drafting height chair of
I personally like a desk at waist height because I can stand or sit to
change my position over time. To make it really useful, though, I'ld
need to have height adjustment. I do have an old Hamilton
up/down/tilt mechanical table from the 50s, but my wife absconded with
it for her artwork. I'ld like to find another one of those.
DUAL MONITORS: There are ergonomic arm assemblies you can by which
allow you to support an LCD monitor from a flange bolted on the back
of your table or on a wall. Easy to set up 2 or 3 monitors if you
like. I understand if you get them all aimed right with the
brightness up high you can keep warm on a chilly day;-)
See the supports at:
= Monitor holding
$379 for the Dual Flat Panel Arm to bolt on a table top
$100 for 9110 Wall Mount
Units to hold 2-5 screens also available
Ergotron had/has units to hold screens from an overhead rail.
Good Luck - Bo
If you want something that is better finish than a door, get 8'x4'
chip board about 3/4" thick and then get a cherry wood laminate on a
plywoodbase - usually any good wood supplier should have these in
stock. You could get the cherry wood laminate on its own but this can
be difficult to stick down smoothly onto 8x4 size, so get one
prefitted to a thin piece of 8x4 plywood. Stick the plywood 9approx
1/4" thick onto your 8x4 chip board. This gives a great surface that
can be beeswaxed waxed for that quality smell. Now you need to get
some hardwood edging to cover up the edge of the 8x4 desk. This can
be done very cost effectively by any good wood yard. Something aboout
1"x2"x8'2"- Mitre the ends and stick to the 4 edges of the 8x4. Let
the glue set. Wax . Then place on cinder blocks.
The next time a client comes to visit and sees the great 8x4
cherrywood desk you have you can double your rate !!
It does work !!
Costs as far as I can remeber - Cherrywood laminate £10, chipboard,
£5, Glue - 50pence - hardwood surround inc machining - £40