>need a new desk asap
>buy one at IKEA
>fastforward a week
>laying in bed admiring my new desk
>is... is this bitch sagging?
>break out my 2 meter level
>yes it fucking is
These Swedish cocksuckers are some geniuses that charge people for products that look solid but are actually 80% air
inb4 you put too much weight on it duh
i just had my computer and a small potted plant on it
inb4 you should return it
no i like the design of it so im just gonna make myself a new table top for it out of MDF and some angle iron
still don't know what I'm gonna put as a top layer on it though, i am not a good enough painter to make such a large slab of MDF look nice
i was thinking of maybe slapping on some laminate flooring that I have left over or maybe buy some vinyl carpet? maybe a sheet of glass though that will cost more than twice the amount i gave for the desk
Take your computer off your desk. You only actually need your mouse and keyboard on there and maybe screens. Christ you can even wall mount the screen(s).
Believe it or not your computer will still run without your smooth brain gawking at its LEDs. Don't blame cheap products because you're too dumb, stupid and lazy to match their use case.
i prefer my computer not to inhale all the dust on the floor
i have no experience with using epoxy and epoxing raw mdf and angle iron? sounds like it will be both expensive and look like shit
>i have no experience with using epoxy and epoxing raw mdf and angle iron? sounds like it will be both expensive and look like shit
Epoxy is a bit tricky but not too bad as long as you make sure it’s sealed, definitely a nicer finish than most paints though.
Get a urethane or polyurethane wood finish then. They come in 1-part (eater-based), oil-based (with spirits/thinner), or 3-part versions. Depending on where you live the 3-part may not be easy to find but it gives the best finish. The water-based stuff is also perfectly fine tbh.
Don’t put carpet on top of it, carpet is nasty.
>make myself a new table top for it out of MDF and some angle iron
>still don't know what I'm gonna put as a top layer on it though
Leave the top edge of the angle iron as close to exactly flush with the top of the mdf as you can. Then fill above with epoxy resin. Try to keep it as precise and level as possible so that you will need as little epoxy as possible. Make sure you use plywood not osb shit.
> are actually 80% air
It’s called a torsion box structure, which is a valid way to build stuff. They have a load rating (which is stated on the website normally), usually 40kg evenly distributed, but you put a 20kg point load on the center didn’t you?
> i am not a good enough painter to make such a large slab of MDF look nice
It’s really easy if you use a thin paint and a foam roller. You can also buy primed or even pre-colored MDF.
> laminate flooring
Will become ugly with every dent and too slippery for my tastes but some people like it
> vinyl carpet
Sure, or pvc floor tiles
>but you put a 20kg point load on the center didn’t you?
i just went and weighed my computer and plant and it was just under 13kg
the computer itself was all the way to the right so most of its weight was on the right legs
im not a fucking retard my guy
IKEA website says it should handle 50kg max
what kind of paint are we talking about?
i have played with the thought of buying a carpet, cutting it to size and just put it over the table top, whenever it gets dirty i can just throw it in the washing machine lol
>im not a fucking retard my guy
>Puts the entire computer and plants on the cheapest desk you can buy. Surprised it's sagged.
> Worries about dust on the floor. Wants to carpet the desk.
Why is your handler letting you embarrass yourself like this?
> i have played with the thought of buying a carpet, cutting it to size and just put it over the table top
Have you ever tried working on a carpeted desk because to me it sounds extremely uncomfortable and unhygienic too
these honeycomb paper desks are total trash
you have the right idea: buy the frame+legs from ikea but buy your own non-shit tabletop (either from ikea or somewhere else) and combine the two.
ikea used to make this really great frame+legs combo called gallant. Height adjustable a-frame style legs but they discontinued it, probably because it was too good and lasted too long. a lot of people combine that with a nice wooden table top you can get from anywhere. some people buy doors from home depot when they are on sale and use those, its an interesting hack.
hmmm the door idea is interesting but ive also come across a lot of doors with the same honeycomb design
>IKEA says it can handle 50kg
>starts sagging from 13kg evenly distributed
>this is my fault and not IKEA's
fuck off sven
>>IKEA says it can handle 50kg
sagging from 13kg evenly distributed
return it and complain about false advertising.
>need a new desk asap
>buy one at IKEA
>choose the one that's maybe $75 more expensive that has a 2x6 steel bar across the underside
also there is literally no excuse for buying your own desk if you're gonna cheap out
two file cabinets and an old door is all you need
if you're feeling fancy you can paint them and put a pane of glass on top
I have no issues with my honeycomb desk and it's at least a decade old. Mid size tower, 2 monitors, and peripherals are on top.
>that look solid
>f MDF and
so close lol
heres a clue op, if it was solid YOU wouldn;'t have been able to lift it
dunno if thats a pic of your actual desktop but this one looks pretty solid with thicker honeycomb cardboard and thick laminate on top. you must have bought the cheapest $10 top they had to get this kind of quality.
just replace it with a solid core door, or get a MDF top which will be way better than the ikea shit
nobody tell him, airplane wings are made the same way.
Strong enough to take out the pillars of a skyscraper?
>nobody tell him, airplane wings are made the same way.
The honeycomb and skin are bonded in a wing.
well, this thread seems to have died.. guess OP left thread.
I was just at Ikea on Saturday looking at desks with my son.
They do have some sturdier tops available, but it's OBVIOUS which ones are mostly cardboard and wouldn't hold a load.
If OP claims to have bought one of those and put something heavy on it, then yeah, OP should have known better and bought something stronger. Ikea sells stronger desks too.
I have the feeling this whole post is a bait thread and OP just wanted to compain about Ikea.
Nobody who buys something that lightweight and hollow sounding isn't going into it with eyes wide open.
It's fine if you use it for its intended purpose.
>products that look solid but are actually 80% air
I hate to break it you, champ, but the world you see with your own eyes is 99% empty space chief.
moron did you not realise when you picked up a 2 foot x 5 foot slab of "solid wood" that it weighed fuck all?
I've had the Bekant sit-stand with the thinner solid MDF top for several years now, still perfectly flat even with a 42lbs 48" OLED on it.