Alright, I am deep in consideration as
My continual imprisonment at home looms before me and my present desk buckles under the weight of 3 monitors, a rock-solid mechanical keyboard, the really nice bookshelf speakers my gf got me, the fabulous boom arm + shockmount that @SadleyBradley snagged me for my Blue Yeti, an ancient and decript lamp, and my own ponderous flesh-arms, and
As a brand new spiffy Xmas-present Better Chair is assembled by enslaved children at a faceless Chinese factory and then has the brand label for the particular variety of overpriced gaming chair claiming to have made it for me applied, and
As my partner and I try to spiff up our living space to look marginally more adult and functional with a few well-spaced furniture purchases this year,
I recognize it is in my best interest to explore the possibility of a new desk.
As I’m working with my partner to re-do our living room setup, we’ll be moving me to the opposite corner, and I think an L-shaped desk would probably be best for that. Given the three monitor thing going on and the fact that I’m not completely sold on spending all my time in the “elbow” of an L-desk, I’d ideally like one in the ballpark of 60" to a side, and ideally deep enough to accommodate bulky monitor feet, bulky speakers, kb, wrist rest, and ideally, a big ol honkin food plate sometimes (we don’t have space for a proper dining table, so I just eat at my computer desk).
I can’t afford to drop a grand, or probably even $500 on this, so solid wood is sadly right out. On the flipside, I want something ideally a little more durable than a thin sheet of vinyl and particle board applied over a hollow interior of cardboard hexagons, like some of the Ikeas apparently rock, hah. Amazon is flooded by 4,000 no-name lookalike brands all produced from the same slave factories as the gamer chairs, and I don’t have a ton of interest in giving one of those my business unless it’s legitimately good.
So, I recognize that Sturdy, Sizable L-Shaped Desk under $500 is asking a lot. But I believe in you, Qt3! Tell me what desk to buy!
(And feel free to use this thread for your own future Desking endeavors, OR feel free to consign it to a swift death after a mere two replies telling me to buy, in order, a cardboard Ikea desk and a Chinese knockoff $100 deal from Amazon
Current setup, for comparison: