I’m a DIY guy to a fault. For starters, I’d put the keyboard up on the desk, cut some strips of cardboard and layer up under the back of the keyboard until you get the height/angle you want. Live with it a few days as it will give you a lot insight to what you really want, which maybe something totally different. Once you decide on the angle, make some wedges; wood (my fav), cardboard, foam packing material, etc. Wrap the wedges in; black duck tape, fabric, or paint black (black blends in and shouldn’t be noticed under the keyboard. Possibly put some non-slip material on the wedges if necessary. Could also use those wedges from your Auralex speaker pads. Take the 50 bucks you save and buy a lava lamp
Willynanita, I wish I knew what it’s called but there is a cantilevered device on springs and brackets. You would mount the brackets to the bottom side of your desk and place your keyboard on the shelf tucked away below your desktop. When you need the keyboard, you simply pull the shelf out from the bottom of the desk and it would become level with the top sides of the desk with the depth of your keyboard and it’s’ shelf will be extended in front of you.
Once it is no longer needed, you release the catch and press the shelf (with keyboard) back under the desk. Try kitchen cabinet places or online catalogs…my mom had this for her kitchen aid mixer which she could never lift…this made it perfect for her to pull up and out and the tuck away.
I built my own desk with a drawer. Not the fancy type that comes up like Knuckle describes but I wouldn’t even need that because half of the time I just extend the drawer to reveal the keys, I don’t always need access to all the keyboard controls.
It’s not hard to build but you’ll have to check if the measurements of your current desk allow for it, it might become too low to fit your knees under the table
The heavy duty drawer rails I got from a regular DIY center for around €15,-, all else you need is some screws and a well cut plank
If you can use a corner, an L-desk is probably your best solution. Unless, of course, you have a super-treated “pro-level” room and you want your desk to be right in the middle of it (as it should be.)