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    I need to provide a new study desk in my student flat. Have looked at IKEA but would prefer ready assembled. Viking office supplies looks expensive- around £200 inc VAT! Any suggestions for decent quality at reasonable price- would prefer not to go above £100. Thank you.

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    Try FB marketplace or gumtree.

    If you want to buy new, IKEA table top and legs sold separately, total £18.

    You could spend the other £78 on some metal drawers and a comfy chair.

    But to be honest, students these days rarely study at a desk - they sit on their beds with a laptop. So ask them first if they really want a desk.
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      #3
      A few breezeblocks and some offcut kitchen worktop will do for many.

      Also try second hand / charity shops.

      British Heart Foundation 'Home Stores' are widespread and have everything you'd want to furnish a flat at much cheaper than new.
      Find your local one here:
      https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/furnitur...ectrical-shops

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        #4
        If the desk has to go upstairs you might find it difficult with a ready assembled option. I supplied my students with ikea kitchen tables some years ago as they needed big desks. Cost £20 each and just had to attach legs

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          #5
          Thanks everyone. In the end I found something decent on gumtree which disassembles ( it’s being delivered by vendor tomorrow so fingers crossed the photo didn’t conceal any issues). The student did require a desk, that was a condition to them taking on the tenancy. I’m paying £40 plus £10 for delivery. It looks like a standard office desk and has the right measurements.

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            #6
            With business closing down, and more people working from home, I suspect that there is soon going to be a glut of second hand office furniture on the market.

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