I’m in the market for a new desk for my PC. This one is small and cramped, as seen here. I’m looking for cool ideas to get a good minimalist look and feel going for the future desktop area. Having more space between the peripherals (keyboard, speakers, etc) will of course help out the look. Losing the Converse shoe box below my monitor probably will also help.
I don’t use computer desks, I just buy the biggest flat table I can find for a reasonable price: much cheaper! No pics, but mine normally has the keyboard, mousepad, mouse, a small flatscreen TV to use as a monitor (being a TV, it doubles as speakers), a notepad, a can of soda with the top removed to use as a pencil holder, and my drink.
The table I like to use at Mom’s holds the hot laptop on its cooling/riser base, keyboard, mousepad, mouse, drink.
I could never live with your space except to test a computer. That clock radio takes too much space and doesn’t need to be there. The monitor should be on a platform so you could use the space underneath. The wires are not addressed neatly. I’d be kicking them all the time.
I have about 12’ of desk space in an “L” shape plus shelf space to the 10’ ceiling. I spend too much time here to be cluttered.
Oh I’ve searched all over the 'tubes for minimalist setups and have seen some pretty nice ones but they always seem faked or hollow. I wanted to see some real desk top setups, even if they’re not technically minimalist.
Reply’s desk was nice and clean and not as cramped as the desk the loser of an OP poster.
I’m not putting up a link showing my desktop space out of respect to my mother, who taught me better housekeeping than this, but I think my setup itself is pretty cool. My desk is a 9-1/2-foot by 33" slab of 1" painted wood (actually several boards held together with biscuit joints, etc.) that rests on wall-mounted shelf brackets from Menard’s. The slotted wall hangers for the brackets extend above the desktop about 18" and I have a couple of shelves mounted on those. Cords are controlled through several notches cut in the wall side of the slab.
This gave me a lot of space for my two PC setups (one of which I will be getting rid of next week when I become unemployed) and all the peripherals I need, plus lamps and books and whatall. Because the desk is supported by the wall, I have plenty of space to stretch out my legs or put a few dog beds under the desk. This year’s addition to the project is to hang a ceiling-mounted drapery system so I can finally have my dream desk, impervious to both cats and dust.