So I bought a new office desk. (Post pics of yours or one you want)

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What keyboard is that? Looks awesome.
It's a custom Ergodox (I wrote a thread about it here). It has a key grid instead of staggered columns, and I type Dvorak on it instead of Qwerty now too, although with one button I can switch between the two. I set up all kinds of stuff like a Copy button and a Paste button, and I can control my mouse with the keyboard, etc. You can program every key to be any key or combination of them. I built some 15 degree tilt and elevator blocks too, you may be able to tell in the pic.

When I put it together you had to source all the parts from various places. I had to order some internationally. Now I think MassDrop or someone has a kit together.
 
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Currently I work at my dinner table. Not ideal. My weekly planner is always far away, no space for pens, I have to stop working multiple times a day. My lesson from this: having a dedicated work area is very important.

Ideally I want an L shaped desk: one wing for manual writing, brainstorming, calendar/schedule planning, and another wing for my computer.

My temporary solution will probably be this Micke corner workstation by Ikea. It costs USD 139 in Freedom Land and EUR 149 here in Communist Europe:


It still gives me some storage space, space for the computer, space for my weekly planner, and I like the magnet in the back. The only change I'd make here would be some sort of stand to place my computer higher up and use a wireless keyboard + mouse.

That desk and that simple mod would place me at 95% of satisfaction at a very reasonable price.
 

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Here's my old home office. Just moved house so setting a new one up as we speak

IKEA for the win

Micke is actually pretty small (we have one for my son).
But I think you'd be able to expand it with a table to one side (making an L)

Alternatively, you can buy a desktop and legs at IKEA, too.
 

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I had a Jarvis sit/standing desk that I really liked. I just ordered an Autonomous desk. I really enjoyed the ability to stand upright and work, particularly since I'm fidgety. I went with the Autonomous this time because it was reasonably priced, but haven't received it yet. I'll post pictures when I get it.

Side note: I never once used a fatigue mat because I didn't want to be regarded as a weakling. (I understand the irony).

Any standers here?
 

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Mac Pro master race checking in.

I just noticed this. Given how heavily invested I am in your advice, I'm selfishly and selflessly worried about the chair you're using and the amount of back support it provides. What kind of chair is that?
 

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What kind of chair is that?
It's a Herman Miller Embody:



It's their big ergonomic chair. Very comfortable, great support. You can adjust everything, from lumbar support to how long the bottom is, to how much tension is needed when you lean back, etc.

When I finish this one off, I won't be getting another one I don't think. I spent way too much on a chair. Like $2500 or so to get all the bells and whistles, but it has been great. I'm just sure I can get as good results at less than half the price. But I treated myself at one point.

If you or anyone ever gets one, don't get the white / cream colored parts. They collect dust and dirt and hold that color. A "magic eraser" got it off, but its dirty again.

Also, all those little spines and stuff aren't super durable. I have one right behind the main solid spine up the back that broke and now a part puts extra pressure on one part of my back instead of being like the cloud it was.
 

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It's a Herman Miller Embody:



It's their big ergonomic chair. Very comfortable, great support. You can adjust everything, from lumbar support to how long the bottom is, to how much tension is needed when you lean back, etc.

When I finish this one off, I won't be getting another one I don't think. I spent way too much on a chair. Like $2500 or so to get all the bells and whistles, but it has been great. I'm just sure I can get as good results at less than half the price. But I treated myself at one point.

If you or anyone ever gets one, don't get the white / cream colored parts. They collect dust and dirt and hold that color. A "magic eraser" got it off, but its dirty again.

Also, all those little spines and stuff aren't super durable. I have one right behind the main solid spine up the back that broke and now a part puts extra pressure on one part of my back instead of being like the cloud it was.
I'm surprised by the poor durability. I was interested in the Embody but I ended up with an Aeron, which I am less than pleased with due to personal preference, rather than poor durability. I also have a slightly lesser-priced Herman Miller which I love and have had for over three years without any durability or other quality issues to speak of.

Have you considered utilizing the factory warranty? I have heard Herman Miller offers a fantastic warranty but have not used it myself. Maybe you have a defective unit.
 

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Have you considered utilizing the factory warranty? I have heard Herman Miller offers a fantastic warranty but have not used it myself. Maybe you have a defective unit.
The people I bought from, I'm not sure they were an authorized reseller or not. They might have been, but they're out of business now. I can give it a shot for sure but I'd rather not ship it off and wait for months or however long to get it back. I'd have to get another chair in the mean time, etc. Not really worth the hassle to me at this point. I've gotten a good 6 or 7 years out of it already. I'd rather try more chairs than be chained to this one for the sake of saving some cash. Change is exciting and invigorating to me.
 
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It's for reading and for terminal/spreadsheets. When I work I use it for Skype, Signal and Slack (can fit all on one screen, and do the main work on the other one).
 

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Table finally came in today.



To put things in perspective, that's a 32" widescreen monitor on the left.

Still have to replace the bulbs with vintage ones. Paint all the wall dark grey. Add in two more seats in front of the table. Add in some desk decor items, mouse pad, glass top, etc.

Bought extensions so I can expand this table from 84" to a massive 120" if I need more room.
 

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That's a great looking desk @contract.

Model "Like a boss" :D

What kind of wood is it and what treatment?
"Handcrafted of solid reclaimed white oak timbers from decades-old buildings in Russia."

They weren't joking when they said solid, it weights near 400 lbs.

Just has a brown stain and a matte wax (furniture grade finish) on it. You can see all the imperfections and the age of the wood, but I think it looks cool.
 
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Just refreshed my setup and wanted to share it with you guys.

I just have one thing to say: Standing desks rule!



My table setup is Jarvis frame + Ikea Mollekulla as a table top.

Minimalism <3
I have a very similar setup, single wide curved monitor on a jarvis. Love it!