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Brian Richards
Creator of , three young boys, and other fun things. Married to . (Also, it's pronounced ''risen'', as in, ''He is risen.'')
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Brian Richards 1h
Replying to @lukerumley @custerinc
I'm really just after these three components: Best case: a single, seamless piece. Preferably not laminate, but will also happily use a laminate surface. Second best: these three pieces from a local supplier so I don't burn $150 of freight shipping
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Brian Richards 1h
Replying to @lukerumley @custerinc
My man! I wondered about but thought they catered exclusively to professional spaces needing a full ensemble, rather than an individual looking for a single desk. I'll reach out! I just need the work surface, which has appeared in many Steelcase lines (even current)
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Brian Richards 2h
Replying to @rzen
Now that I know a few more of the industry terms to describe these work surfaces (like calling them "work surfaces", for instance) I have begun to turn up more office furniture manufacturers. First result: $750 for an all-laminate, 3-piece system that is 7ft x 7ft and 2ft deep
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Brian Richards 2h
Yep, that's the problem I've been hitting up against. And I'm pretty sure it's because the shipping and warehousing requirements and costs outweigh the profits
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Brian Richards 2h
Replying to @bamadesigner
Thanks! Imma need it
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Brian Richards 3h
Replying to @rzen
I've mostly resigned myself to building my own surface, and I have the tools and wherewithal to do it. But I'm going to keep my eyes out and try to find one for sale. Best options are probably a local manufacturer for seamless (because it would be so huge) or laminate sectional
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Brian Richards 3h
Replying to @rzen
And most (all) of the shops I've found have a DIY legs-only kit. Best price (so far) is from Autonomous at $460 shipped:
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Brian Richards 3h
Replying to @rzen
There are many L-shaped desks on the market, and none of them seem to think a person would want to center their computer at the corner of the desk and use the wings for documents, etc. I appreciate the difficulty of manufacturing and then shipping a 6ft x 6ft surface.
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Brian Richards 3h
Replying to @rzen
I've gotten a lot of helpful recommendations since resurrecting my thread. Thank you! Calling back to the original tweet in the thread, the curved interior corner of the work surface is the exact feature I'm trying to purchase:
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Brian Richards 3h
Replying to @bamadesigner
Thanks! There are many L-shaped desks with no curved interior, which is precisely the feature I'm hunting to find. And the best price I've found for a frame-only so far is from Autonomous:
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Brian Richards 3h
Replying to @plugish
Thanks! There are a lot of shops (all of them?) that sell just their motorized components. The best price I've found so far is from Autonomous: They also have a couple of curvilinear designs, but not at 90°
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Brian Richards 3h
Replying to @_jmichaelward
Ha! That rounded cutout is precisely the feature I'm seeking. Lots of folks have L-shaped desks, but none of them seem to anticipate a person working from the corner. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Appreciate you looking out for me, though!
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Brian Richards 12h
Replying to @angiemeeker
Yep! Lots of folks out here with asymmetrical and 60° desks, but nobody with a plain, centered 90°. Frustratingly, Progressive Desks has this photo in a google card that is exactly right, but I can't find it on their site
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Brian Richards 12h
Replying to @lukerumley
Lots of folks are selling the old Steelcase cubes. Can't find anyone finding the worksurface pieces. I would LOVE to buy this curved-front corner and left+right transition worksurfaces! know any dealers?
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Brian Richards 12h
Replying to @rzen
Leading up to the discovery of this desk I learned some important new keywords: Curvilinear Extended curve Worksurface Bench My exploits took me deep into the recesses of multi-hundred page steelcase brochures of olde. In this case, the Avenir collection.
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Brian Richards 12h
Replying to @rzen
The pictured desk is a custom job by Action Laminates: I emailed the company owner to uncover some detail about how I, an individual looking for a single work surface, could procure this design. They're a smaller outfit, so maybe I'll get a reply? Maybe?
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Brian Richards 13h
Replying to @chrislema
I've been back at it for 2hrs thanks to this tweet by :
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Brian Richards 13h
Replying to @rzen
After a fresh round of digging tonight, I found the exact desk design I've been longing to build/buy! Yay! But zero intel on how to buy it. Boo!
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Brian Richards 13h
Replying to @chrislema @leftlane
Years ago I had an absolutely perfect corner L desk from steelcase. I sold it before we moved into our current house because I couldn't bear to move it one more time. I found it in Salvation Army whole in college for $20. I would pay hundreds for just the surface now!
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Brian Richards 15h
I know that guy!
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