Detective me up a dining table and a desk

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Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by stuart @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:54 am

I need a new Dining table and a new desk. Current desk is terrible and definitely not going in new place. I have to glue it back together on an almost weekly basis.

Want something decent looking stuff but not too pricey.

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I think this is lovely, but it's also > £2500

Which is insane and way out of my price range. I don't actually know what my price range is but it's not THAT! It's not even close to that.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:15 pm

Not what you'll want to hear having recently gone through a cost of buying, moving and renovating but spend more than your budget.

When we moved into our first place furniture was from Homebase and other cheapy places. It all fell apart and basically became disposable items that needed replacing quickly. Conversely when we moved house we bought an expensive dining table which is solid as fcuk and will last longer than me.

Don't get something decent looking. Get something decent.

Don't know if they have furniture warehouses up that way but I've used one down here (near Oxford off M40 from memory) selling last season's stock at discount prices.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Strawman @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:39 pm

stuart wrote:I need a new Dining table and a new desk. Current desk is terrible and definitely not going in new place. I have to glue it back together on an almost weekly basis.

Want something decent looking stuff but not too pricey.


Problem is the example you have posted is pricey because it is probably made in small numbers, sort of carrying on the arts & crafts ethos. So if you want something like that you either have to pay or find one for sale second hand.
What I've done is make my own version of this, available here for over £1k

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The piece of toughened safety glass I got from Ebay for £20, but I had to collect it myself. The trestles I've used are height adjustable black metal keyboard stands.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by deev @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:50 pm

That looks like a posh wallpapering table
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:57 pm

I'm going to chose my words carefully and considerately here. That looks fcuking awful Strawms!
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Strawman @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:03 pm

deev wrote:That looks like a posh wallpapering table


Because trestles?
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Strawman @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:03 pm

thekungfury wrote:I'm going to chose my words carefully and considerately here. That looks fcuking awful Strawms!


It wouldn't suit all homes, care to post something yourself?
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:09 pm

Strawman wrote:
thekungfury wrote:I'm going to chose my words carefully and considerately here. That looks fcuking awful Strawms!


It wouldn't suit all homes, care to post something yourself?

No offence like but it looks like the sort of table an architect might have. An architect that's a complete cnut. Essentially what I'm saying is, and I repeat NO OFFENCE, it's the sort of table a cnut would have.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Strawman @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:10 pm

It's just a table I am bemused by your extreme reaction.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by deev @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:12 pm

Its like something a supermarket manager who wanted to pretend he was an architect would have. Like a really shit supermarket though obviously as I have too much taste. Netto or B&M level really. Possibly called Nigel.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:17 pm

I properly like them, and nearly got one as my studio table!

That said, I can't imagine keyboard stands looking right. My keyboard stands look shit holding up my keyboards, let alone tables...

Are they just the black metal ones?
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Strawman @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:21 pm

Disastrous wrote:Are they just the black metal ones?


It's just a temporary arrangement because I had them, a Black X-frame. I was going to buy a pedestal table and use the pedestals but haven't got around to it yet.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Turntable @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:23 pm

You pair of horrors.
In the correct house I think that is quite cool.
I hate you both on behalf of strawman.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:24 pm

I would like it if it was a new toughened glass top on top of an ancient patina-ed old wooden pedestal base.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by deev @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:29 pm

Turntable wrote:You pair of horrors.
In the correct house I think that is quite cool.
I hate you both on behalf of strawman.

You just want it because it'd be easy to wipe down after gutting a 3 gilled haddock warbler on.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:35 pm

Whilst you're bullying SM this isn't helping Stuart find something to eat his Greggs off
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by stuart @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:36 pm

I don't like Strawms table, looks too much like something that would be in a workshop than a home.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by deev @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:42 pm

thekungfury wrote:Whilst you're bullying SM this isn't helping Stuart find something to eat his Greggs off

You started it! Actually, I think I know where Stuarts flat is judging by the pictures and Im not entirely sure there's a Greggs within walking distance. He may have screwed up entirely and will waste away like a concentration camp person thus saving us the effort of having to furnish his gaff.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Käsemeister @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:55 pm

I really like that.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Paul H @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:08 pm

I got one of these recently.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S59061181/

Available with a range of boring surfaces, but its' ability to rise and lower electronically is simply fabulous.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by spast1kunt @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:27 pm

Looking for a picture of a desk similar to mine I searched "leather top desk mahogany fretwork" and straight away found one exactly the same for sale at £1750. It used to be my grandfathers and I had no idea it was worth anything at all.

http://www.christopherbigden.com/en-GB/ ... s9GRX2LSig

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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:33 pm

Strawman wrote:
Disastrous wrote:Are they just the black metal ones?


It's just a temporary arrangement because I had them, a Black X-frame. I was going to buy a pedestal table and use the pedestals but haven't got around to it yet.



Makes sense. In fact, I think you may have mentioned it when I did my studio table thread.

Incidentally, the result of that was me finding nothing I either liked or could afford, so repurposed my grandfather's massive old leather topped desk and it's all working beautifully...
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Strawman @ Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:41 pm

Disastrous wrote: so repurposed my grandfather's massive old leather topped desk and it's all working beautifully...


Good, the desk I offered you at the time I later sold at auction, shipping is the problem for furniture not sourced locally, sadly for this thread I know nothing about Glasgow and what is available, but there has to be some good stores there. I know a place in Cork that has hundreds of desks, some excellent ones but irrelevant for this thread.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Deuteronomy @ Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:37 am

We should have a PH-style show us your desks thread.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:54 am

Deuteronomy wrote:We should have a PH-style show us your desks thread.

No, that would be very embarrassing for me at present.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Deuteronomy @ Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:22 am

HappyGoLucky wrote:
Deuteronomy wrote:We should have a PH-style show us your desks thread.

No, that would be very embarrassing for me at present.


You go first then.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Tue May 17, 2016 7:14 am

It's ok, I've got a new old one!

Though I'm still not fully sure about it. I think it's a bit marmite and bought it on a whim from a collegaue who is moving back to France. It doesn't suit where I've got it here but I think it'll work nicely in my office at home. No pictures of it in-situ as yet. Turns out some bloke called Timothy made it and according to the sales blurb it's.....

"Inspired by the historic Spitfire fighter plane from World War II which flew in the Battle of Britain. The aerodynamic lines of the Streamline collection are clad in multi-riveted aluminium panels to echo the exterior of the aircraft.

Each panel is fixed by hand-applied nails and a five-stage finishing process creates the impression of worn, distressed metal. The full-length drawer keeps all your bits hidden away for a smooth, sleek look."

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it ain't my brother, it's heavy....
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Ok cool, so it's fashioned in homage to a light and nimble fighter plane. Then why is it sooo fcuking heavy?⁠⁠⁠⁠ cnutting thing nearly killed me getting it into the van.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by CJ+ @ Tue May 17, 2016 8:07 am

I'm not a military historian or an aerospace engineer or anything like that, but that looks absofuckinglutely nothing like a Spitfire.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Strawman @ Tue May 17, 2016 8:32 am

I quite like that desk, I just looked it up and a Spitfire weighed more than 2,000kgs when empty.
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Re: Detective me up a dining table and a desk

Post by Disastrous @ Tue May 17, 2016 8:36 am

I like that too!

Reminds me of David Richards' desk, which fashioned from the wing of a Dakota (or something):

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