We want to remove one of our two sofas and put in a computer desk (New or used)and a couple of new recliners. We went to Elkhart, IN, hoping to find a used computer desk, and were disappointed. Where do you shop for these things, new or used?
Also, I've heard that are nice recliners available, similar to the Euro Chair, but for a lot less money.
If you winter around Mesa, AZ. Check this place out. RV Interiors. They had a great RV Computer desk they were trying to get rid of last spring. It was too big for our MH and wrong color wood. Price was very low for the size cabinets in desk.
For a recliner do a search. Here is one recent thread. Recliner Question
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We had decided we wanted to replace one of our sofas with 2 recliners with a table/cabinet between them. In our last motorhome we replaced the recliner with a BEST chair. We bought it from Furnitureland in Goshen, Indiana. We decided against buying Flexsteel chairs or the Eurochair. We wanted full recliners and, to be honest, we are not impressed with the Flexsteel quality. We just had to have the Flexsteel driver's chair rebuilt and it's only 2 years old. We ordered 2 of the same chair we had ordered before, but in a different fabric. $1000 for both, much cheaper than anything Flexsteel. The big deciding factor for us is that these chairs fit BOTH of us. I am 5', hubby is 6'2". Believe or not, the chairs work for either one of us. We love them. Lazy boy makes no chair we found we could both use.
Did you happen to go to RV Surplus? They normally have quite a few of the Euro chairs for around $600 which I think is cheaper.
DH has built a credenza behind our chairs where I had storage behind the couch. He did a beautiful job. Next, he will tackle the space between then. We currently have a file cabinet, but it is a bit too big, so he will tackle that at his leisure.
Someone did give me a link to a custom cabinet maker, which I am sure would be very good, but probably expensive. I will dig that out and post it back here when I find it.
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Ikea was an excellent idea. It didn't work for us, but that doesn't mean it won't work for someone else. We just put in an entire Ikea kitchen for our daughter. DH is very impressed with the cabinetry. They do have a website, so you can look online.
I was in Elkhart yesterday. Brad and Hall offers custom computer desks for under $1k solid wood, match your stains etc. as well as a nice selection of new euro chairs. RV salvage had quite a few euro chairs for less.
I was able to do this myself as we need a office while on the road. Found a corner computer desk [Over Stock.com]that left me 36" for filing cabinets. Unfortunately 2, two drawer filing cabinets [Staples] take up 37" so had to take 1" off top of corner unit for a very tight fit. Used MinWax poly stain to match my cherry wood. Added a fold down leaf for my laptop when I turn the driver's seat around. Works well for both of us and while not a carpenter, it looks like it came from the factory and have less than $600 in it.
This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
As others have said, there are many options for the desk or cabinet. The Ekornes knock-off's are, in many instances, poorly constructed and don't hold up. IMO, go for the original, they have many styles, colors and sizes.