14 months ago
So, I have been wanting to make a custom desk for a while now. Mostly what inspired it is I was interested in a basic desk on Ikea, but the two desktops (totaling $45) would cost $199 to ship. Now, I could go pick them up but the closest Ikea is in St. Louis and that would be about an hour and a half trip (again, lazy). So, I got it in my head that I would be able to build one for a relatively low cost. I started looking into melamine board as it's basically MDF with a laminate sheet on it, which would mean I wouldn't have much I'd have to paint (I could get a small free sample from Ace Hardware for the paint I'd need - did I say I was lazy AND cheap).
Turns out I would have to either a) drive 30 miles to pick up the board, or b) have it delivered for $20. That's $40 for the board and shipping so it's getting better but I still think it could go down further. I was considering just using some MDF that I could get locally. Paint it and clear coat it to protect it for the time being. This wouldn't really be a long lasting solution but would get me closer to an idea that I got while trying to figure out what I'd do. So....I came across a company called RM Wraps. They deal with vinyl wraps and can do custom work. I was considering (although it would cost $~200) having them print out a 2x7" (size of my desk to be) white sheet with "TragikTimes" in black on it. I know, dumb. But, it just seems like it would be cool and custom, lol.
What do you all think? I know these have been the ramblings of a madman, so feel free to tell me so, lol. But, if it were you, what would you do? Would you want something custom or just buy something new and prebuilt? If you did want something custom, what would you want?
Side Note: I figure if I do go with a custom desk it would make it easier to *** in a wireless charger and RGB underglows to the desk, because...you know...reasons.