questionssimple desk for student: recommendations?


I just happened to post a popular item here that might interest you, particularly as it's model many parents have bought for their kids from our store

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Thanks everyone.

I went with the ultimate deal... a desk from salvation army.

Found a good looking large no frills desk (no hutch) make of SOLID wood for $75. When I got up there to pay for it it was 1/2 off green tags day... it had a green tag. Now that is a deal.


When I was in college, I bought a 6' piece of Formica counter top from Lowes and put it on top of 2 cheap filing cabinets. It ended up a little low to the ground, so I stuck a couple cinder blocks under each filing cabinet to lift it up. It wasn't pretty, but it was a huge workspace with a ton of storage and it was CHEAP.


I got this:
Out of your price range but we have 2 people using it (essentially 2 work stations) and it is big enough and sturdy enough to accommodate a wide range of use. Very easy to customize (we just crammed a lot of those plastic bins and tiny shelves beneath it).

For what it's worth, it's been transported across the country and moved around to a couple places and still works well.


Try Ikea - they have a number of simple desks. Some are particle board, yeah - they also have "systems" where you can mix and match legs to tops to get what you're looking for. Not all of the tops are particle board.

I poked around for a couple and it seems like you could do what you're looking for in your price range. It would depend on your aesthetic desires.


Have you considered getting an inexpensive drafting table? I lot of my friends used them as desks in college.

I found one that is designed to fold up, which should make moving a breeze:\

It's $109, which is within the price specs, though shipping will be a bear. You might want to do pickup: Blick has stores in 16 states, and there are plenty of other companies that carry this product. Blick just happens to be a company I've ordered from in the past (with quite satisfactory results).