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[IKEA] Karlby Countertop & Alex drawers - North York Ikea

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Jan 10, 2019
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great deal. I am thinking of joining two 74" karlby desks together to make an L-desk. Ideally I want my monitors to be in that L corner; I figured i could join them with 3 brackets but I am not sure what to do about the legs in the corner; 1 leg wouldnt be able to hold the weight-anyone got any ideas?
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Great job staging that desk! :)
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steved54321 wrote: Why do I still see the full price on the IKEA website? Thanks oops found out why.

Most likely location specific.
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Darklol wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:40 am
For those of you with the Karlby don't you find the depth too short ? Im debating between the Karlby and the Gerton.

Karlby is wider but not as depth only 25" vs the Gerton less wide but depth is 31" if I am not wrong.

I am just scared of being sitting to close to the monitor and I also like to have half of my arms on the desk. If you guys can give some feedback about this it would be nice.

Thanks
This is the exact reason I went with the Gerton back in the summer. It provides me enough room to have a small stool at the back to put my feet up on.
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Darklol wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:40 am
For those of you with the Karlby don't you find the depth too short ? Im debating between the Karlby and the Gerton.

Karlby is wider but not as depth only 25" vs the Gerton less wide but depth is 31" if I am not wrong.

I am just scared of being sitting to close to the monitor and I also like to have half of my arms on the desk. If you guys can give some feedback about this it would be nice.

Thanks
It is a little short ... I went with the Linmon series (75cm deep).

But I think the Karlby series is solid wood.
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ProperMike wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:58 am
is the white Ikea alex also 69?
Called the Ikea and it's only the grey
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blzn wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:28 am
Also made my computer desk with these items but I used one drawer plus two legs. Good deal!
which legs did you get?
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Jun 28, 2018
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For those living in condo/apartment, how do you go about finishing the counter top? Wipe-on Polyurethane (or normal and spirit water 1:1 mix) seems to be suggested often but I cannot imagine how one would handle the fume and dust (lots of sanding needed).

On the subject of Karlby vs Gerton, I do like the dimension of Gerton better.
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how often do these go on sale?
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Darklol wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:40 am
For those of you with the Karlby don't you find the depth too short ? Im debating between the Karlby and the Gerton.

Karlby is wider but not as depth only 25" vs the Gerton less wide but depth is 31" if I am not wrong.

I am just scared of being sitting to close to the monitor and I also like to have half of my arms on the desk. If you guys can give some feedback about this it would be nice.

Thanks
When I fist saw Karlby...I thought hmmmm is that a new spelling for that Korean rib dish. LOL


You could go with Acacia countertop (which I actually like better because it's darker and harder). 6' 2" x 3' 4" for $195 plus save 10% right now so it's $175+tx

https://www.lowes.ca/kitchen-countertop ... 61033.html
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deskno8 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 12:56 pm
For those living in condo/apartment, how do you go about finishing the counter top? Wipe-on Polyurethane (or normal and spirit water 1:1 mix) seems to be suggested often but I cannot imagine how one would handle the fume and dust (lots of sanding needed).

On the subject of Karlby vs Gerton, I do like the dimension of Gerton better.


he did it in an apartment.. guess have a fan running? I'm doing mine in the basement. Will probably stain my Gerton tonight.
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GiOBoY wrote: It is a little short ... I went with the Linmon series (75cm deep).

But I think the Karlby series is solid wood.

The Karlby is particle board I believe. The Hammarp is the solid wood countertop.
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Darklol wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:40 am
For those of you with the Karlby don't you find the depth too short ? Im debating between the Karlby and the Gerton.

Karlby is wider but not as depth only 25" vs the Gerton less wide but depth is 31" if I am not wrong.

I am just scared of being sitting to close to the monitor and I also like to have half of my arms on the desk. If you guys can give some feedback about this it would be nice.

Thanks
I actually prefer it a little shorter there's no corner of my desk that I cannot reach easily.
I have my 2 monitors mounted on arms so that help with desk space and the monitors can stay closer to the wall.
I have enough space to put a foot rest underneath too.
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seeparks wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 1:06 pm
The Karlby is particle board I believe. The Hammarp is the solid wood countertop.
Yes particle wood, the wood veneer is pretty thin about 3mm. When you buy it, since it's a countertop, you get 2 veneer strip if you ever need to do cuts.

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