Show us your desk, office or gaming space!

Tetnis wrote:
Thin_J wrote:

I think I have the cheaper crappier version of that exact same chair.

Well it is most likely because I'm 300lbs but this chair is not happy with me after about a year and a half now.

Nah, man, I've only had mine a little longer and mine's slowly falling apart too. I've had to re-tighten the bolts holding the arms into the back a bunch of times, the padding in the seat is mushed to the point of worthlessness, and little bits are coming off the actual leather/pleather/vinyl/whateverthehellitis material. The bolts in particular seem to loosen more quickly after each time I go back and tighten them again.

I'm just going to give up and throw $600 at a chair at some point. I haven't gotten there yet, but this is my third PC chair that's gotten pretty crappy in ~2 years.

I struggle with that too. I'm in a similar place on PC chairs, but can't really make the argument on the nicer, more expensive, more durable chair over spending a hundred bucks every few years.

I wouldn't be leaning quite so far that way as I am if I didn't have friends who bought Herman Miller Aeron chairs when we were all still about 19 years old... and they're still using them 12 years later and if you clean them up you can't tell they've been used.

I'm well familiar with Aeron chairs; when I was stationed in Montgomery AL I dragged one through three different offices over nearly 6 years. Same exact chair, and extremely comfortable, even as a base model. Pretty sure someone back there is still using it. But man, just so damned expensive.

I have a $200 manager's chair I got from Costco. It's held up remarkably well.

I got this one in particular because it was supposed to be fat dude friendly. The arms and leather are all fine. the base of the seat is loose so it wabbles is my only issue. ~$200 at Sams.

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My current desk setup. Also my office. And my love shack. And my dinner table, breakfast nook and lunch corner. That netbook is sitting on top of a laptop air cooler, on top of an empty monitor box, on top of a wood TV dinner tray. That ridiculously overpriced chair I got for $20.

It's here, it's finally here! After a ten year saga of looking for exactly the right desk, I finally found it - literally just as I was getting ready to build one myself. I still had to build a bit of it myself (the monitor stand/shelf unit), but that wasn't a big deal.

I can't say how thrilled I am with this. I now finally have the room I need, which is particularly nice now that I'm working from home and spending a loooot more time at this thing!

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Was it really that hard to find? It looks really simple (good thing), and really deep. Also, your quoth the raven link in your sig is broken.

When you are working, do you rest your forearms on the desktop? It looks that way given the placement of your M&K. That's what I do at work, which allows me to put sheets down in front of me.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

When you are working, do you rest your forearms on the desktop? It looks that way given the placement of your M&K. That's what I do at work, which allows me to put sheets down in front of me.

First it's lotion and tissue paper, now it's full on sheets spread over the desk. Srsly you guys.

It wasn't that the whole ten years was spent looking for this precise desk. A good portion of that time was spent looking for the right setup for my home office, which is laid out fairly poorly. We finally decided to just go with an extra large straight work surface, office layout be damned. Even then, it took longer to find one that wasn't either made of cardboard and termite spit or cost an arm and a leg.

I work the same way you do. Arms on the desktop, sheets in front of me between me and the keyboard. The beauty of the monitor stand I built is when I'm working just on paper, I can push the mouse and keyboard completely under the shelf, freeing up the entire work surface.

I switched to a bit.ly link for the Quoth the Raven in the sig, did that fix it for you?

Gravey wrote:

First it's lotion and tissue paper, now it's full on sheets spread over the desk. Srsly you guys.

Eventually we all end up with a Dexter plastic-wrapped kill room style desk area. Right?

I think you have a lot of PSPs.

PandaEskimo wrote:

I think you have a lot of PSPs.

Probably. The red one has a messed up screen but it works. The blue one is a 3000 Japanese one.

Teneman wrote:

I switched to a bit.ly link for the Quoth the Raven in the sig, did that fix it for you?

Works now.

j.mp used to be the shortest. Now their codes are too long and most of the 4 and 5-letter domain url shorteners are just as short.

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I cleaned it up a bit.

I still find this thread fascinating.

Damn, looking at that old desk picture in my first post is like a flashback. Can't believe I took that 5 years ago as it still feels like yesterday.

I've bought a house since then so I should probably update it at some point.

Hmm.. mine hasn't changed in three years, other than rising the monitor, removing the laptop, and adding harem of demons...

Here is my office/gaming space at my new house. I am still not finished decorating it. It still needs curtains and maybe a little more artwork on the walls, but it is getting pretty close to what I want. Also, I hope to clean up the cables a bit at some point.

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Hey, I recognize that printer! We've got the same one here. I bought it for taxes approximately 3 years ago.

Hey, I recognize that printer! We've got the same one here. I bought it for taxes approximately 3 years ago.

Here's the part of my desk with my monitors and such (Yes I'm counting an HD TV as a monitor):
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Here's where I keep my receiver I use to hook up my game consoles to my good monitor (the TV's not that great): IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/A4lQvWF.jpg)
And these next two are where I keep my consoles, games, movies, and CDs:IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/87VUshZ.jpg)
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Sorry for the crummy photos, I tried but couldn't get anything better.

The cables are already too neat for comfort. I like mine to generate their own magnetic field.

Plus, where's the lotion and tissues?

Nice! Looks pretty cozy.

No PSOne? For shame. The PS family needs to be completed.

PandaEskimo wrote:

No PSOne? For shame. The PS family needs to be completed.

I think that's in my closet. My PSP is in my night stand in til I find room in my closet.

JohnKillo wrote:

Nice! Looks pretty cozy.

It is! Which is good as it's also my bedroom.

I am in the planning phase of redoing our office since the baby will be taking my wifes and the both of us will be sharing the space. I need more inspirations!! Let see some new pics!

If anyone has artwork on their wall, I want to see that as well!

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The key part is the really awesome wall mounts that someone on GWJ found for me after I was close to giving up.. they allow for full Pivot, and Tilt flexibility so I can go portrait to landscape pretty easy (not that I ever really do but its a nice option)