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#1 posted 03-01-2018 02:17 AM

Thanks guys. Yeah there are zero brand labels or model #’s. I don’t think there is a single piece of writing anywhere on the desk. It resembles some of the steelcase lines and some sandusky and some HON but haven’t found the exact one. I’ll look into GSA approved and see what I find.

I love the old tanker desks. In my search for a cheap metal office desk I’ve run across a ton of them for cheap and I would love to have one BUT I need something that is functional for the type of work I do. I usually work with two computer monitors, a laptop, and my iPad all arranged nicely and I also need a surface for blueprints and other items that I need to reference. Thus, these old L-shaped office desks fit my needs perfectly.

And really this one is totally fine except for one drawer that is missing the ball bearings on one of the glides. In the back of the drawer cabinet there is this little tab that the drawer is supposed to slide under but without the ball bearings that side of the drawer is sitting too low and gets stopped by that stupid tab. Here is photo because it is impossible to explain…

Ok, why that photo is rotated is beyond me. I saved a few copies that were rotated different ways and they all look the same. So there’s another problem. But anyways…

I just need to figure out a simple way to shim the drawer slide up a bit so that it can do what it is supposed to do with that tab. I don’t mind if the drawer doesn’t slide really smooth. It slides a bit rough now and I;m fine with that it just won’t go in all the way.

My sanity is still intact but if I have to move this beast again, find another desk, go pick it up, bring it back, and then solve whatever unseen problem that will surely arise once it’s in my room, then I might lose it.

I’ll keep you guys posted because I’m sure your on the edge of your seats with the metal office desk debacle.

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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