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Self-referential

Que est-ce que ce est?

04.30.11 | Comment?

Awhile back I posted about a website devoted to simple (i.e. minimalist) desks, and how I liked the idea but used my computer with a lap desk so it was all moot.  That got me to reconsidering my situation and so I started using the desk I had previously set up in the basement, just to have desk space when necessary.  It wasn’t actually my desk, being an old computer desk belonging to my wife; my prior desk, that I had owned for years, had suffered an unfortunate exposure to rain and had to be put down.

Anyway, I came to realize that I worked better sitting at the desk than with the lap desk.  My only complaint was that the desk was rather small, something that could have been solved if I actually embraced minimalism and cleared off all the clutter, but that is not my way.  Wanting a desk and needing one are two different things, however, so I gave it a low priority, but asked Mrs The Fyd to let me know if she came across a certain type of no-frills desk.  And she spotted on Craigslist an ad offering up such a desk, for free, provided one brought “a couple of large men” to take it apart and carry it away, the desk being a heavy thing.  That desk is now in my basement, thanks to the labors of myself and another large man, and is pictured below.  It is made of a solid wood door, placed on top of another door that was sawed into thirds to make a base.  The whole thing is held together by about a dozen screws but is heavy and solid.  The dings and scratches that show up in the picture are not so evident in person, but don’t bother me anyway.  The desk is a little outsized for the space it occupies, but that just adds to its charm.

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