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#1 bryce's-mummy

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

I am looking at trying reorganise my office space so am looking at getting this desk and bookshelf  combo from IKEA:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60116069/

Desk is $50 and bookshelf we want is $139. So $189 all up.

The only thing is that there are no drawers or a filing cabinet within the actual unit. You can buy drawers to fit within the square storage areas but they only come in black or white. We prefer this dark brown/black colour so the drawers won't go too well I wouldn't think. Unless I get white?!

Has anyone else got this combo set and what do you think? I was searching everywhere for a corner desk with more storage space but which didn't take up too much room iykwim? I have failed to find anything else that I like from anywhere.

Edited by bryce's-mummy, 06 December 2012 - 12:09 PM.


#2 mez70

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

I love my Expedit Desk!!!!!!!!


#3 BadCat

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

I think it would look OK with black drawers.

#4 julzely

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

The brown is actually pretty dark, so at first glance they look the same colour as the black

#5 Amy 1976

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

You can get cane baskets to fit the cubes which also look very nice.

#6 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

Yep why not use baskets? We use one like a filing drawer.

#7 kpingitquiet

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

We're buying our expedit desk this weekend to fit the 4x4 expedit shelves we already have.

Hate to break it to you, though, but the desk is $80 in Oz nand $199 combined with a 4x2 shelf unit. You're looking at the US site.

#8 nellieb

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

The desk is 180 in Oz isn't it?

#9 bryce's-mummy

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 06/12/2012, 12:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep why not use baskets? We use one like a filing drawer.


Yeah I considered this but with my volunteer work I do have HEAPS of paperwork (some confidential things that I am required to lock away) so I think I will still need to get a separate filing cabinet- but will get one of a smiliar colour so it matches from somewhere like Officeworks. I think I will get some of those material storage cubes for the unit though for storage of other things like stationary etc.

QUOTE (kpingitquiet @ 06/12/2012, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We're buying our expedit desk this weekend to fit the 4x4 expedit shelves we already have.

Hate to break it to you, though, but the desk is $80 in Oz nand $199 combined with a 4x2 shelf unit. You're looking at the US site.


LOL! Whoops!! I thought it sounded cheaper than when I first looked at it a couple of weeks back!!  Thanks

I am going down to look at them on the weekend. Can someone tell me how big are the boxes. I still don't know which colour to go for. I am not trying to match anything inparticular in the house. It will probably depend what they have in stock I suppose as I really do want to get one asap.

#10 unicycle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Ha Ha I am sitting at one now! It is white and we love how big it is. All work/ homework gets done in our communal area and two people can easily use it at once. This is one of Ikea's well- built items. Strong and sturdy. Quite high, though, so adjustable chairs may be necessary. I recommend it.

#11 MintyBiscuit

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE (bryce's-mummy @ 06/12/2012, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am going down to look at them on the weekend. Can someone tell me how big are the boxes. I still don't know which colour to go for. I am not trying to match anything inparticular in the house. It will probably depend what they have in stock I suppose as I really do want to get one asap.


The website should list the size of the boxes down the bottom under the product information tab




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