I need a new computer desk for the house. Over the past two weeks, we’ve checked out the offerings at Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Design Within Reach, IKEA, and Craigslist. The price varies from cheap to wildly expensive. The DWR Pocket Desk is one of my favorites with its huge keyboard tray and rear utility drawer. At $1450, however, it’s definitely not within my reach! The Walker Desk and the Nova Desk are both nice, but they might be a little small for my 30-inch Cinema Display. The Galant desk from IKEA has many modular components and is another desk that I’m looking at.
Let’s talk about requirements. The desk that I have right now is 60″W x 29″H x 30″D. My future desk doesn’t have to be bigger, but it shouldn’t be much much smaller. I find myself raising my chair too high in order to get my hands in the proper position to type, so I think a keyboard tray with ample room for my mouse and office supplies would be great.
Any ideas on what other companies I should be looking at? How much would it cost to get a custom desk made in the vein of the Pocket Desk?
Walker Desk from Crate and Barrel
PocketDesk from Design Within Reach
Nova Desk from Scandinavian Designs
Bedford Desk from Pottery Barn