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Old 21st Feb 2017, 22:10   #1
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Mahogany/steel Pc desk

Hello,

I've been building this a while but wasn't confident enough to put it up on these forums before now.

The idea is to take that grand piano feeling to a pc. We'll be using fairly nice materials for this such as teak, mahogany, oxygen resistans steel and a lot of chromed parts. The build has been in the works for about 2 years with an estimated finish this spring. (currently doing bespoke cables). With that being said let's go over the parts and into the actual buildlog.

A massive shoutout to Mikael who's helped me with a lot of the woodwork. This build would not have been possible without your help

PC parts:

Motherboard: MSI BigBang Xpower 2, x 79 lga 2011¨
CPU: Intel i7-3930k @ 4.6Ghz
RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator 1866Mhz
PSU: Corsair ax1500i
GPU(s): 2xGTX 980s overclocked to whatever I can reach
HDD/SSD: 2xWD red 6tb+3xV-Samsung 500gb. 2 in raid and 1 as bootdrive

Watercooling:

Radiators: 2xmonstah 560mm,1xalphacool 360mm
Pumps: Plexitop EKWB d5x2
Piping: Iodized copper
Reservoir: Custom Singularity Dual loop acrylic reservoir.
Fans: Various Noiseblocker fans 25 in total.

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Lets start off then.

Solid drawing



Let's weld. Starting off with the basic shape. Table will be roughly 1800x780mm



Radiator bay:



Parts started to come in



After a few more hours I have room for my legs and some placement for the fans

http://i.imgur.com/UKIGtMkl.jpg

Space for knees



Gonna want some monitoring



The wood was ordered like this. Huge chunks of birch. The will be shaped to be the outer panels of the chassi. It's a really dense wood and it's been dried for years properly before being used.
Quite heavy actually. These 3 parts weigh about 50kgs or about 110 pounds



After using different bits and sanding roughly down ending at about 320 grit paper I managed to shape them to the shape I desired.





Playing around a bit with some of the parts. That's an ST8 Motherboard tray from a caselabs pc


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Old 22nd Feb 2017, 20:43   #2
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Can you resize your images please - the imgur large thumbnail option usually works best.

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Old 22nd Feb 2017, 22:18   #4
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Can you resize your images please - the imgur large thumbnail option usually works best.

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Will do as well as all the previous pictures. My apologies. Ill do it on friday
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 08:36   #5
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yeah, pics are just giants ones, i thought it was my turn....but lessening scale, i could see pics, and wahooo, i love what you've done...for many reasons, first one, your work on wood and metal is just great, it's gonna be a very beautifull and original compter desk, then, your running x79 chipset like me, and third, I am building a PC-desk myself for several weeks, waiting the right moment to start a thread here, so, I will follow your build with interest...good luck for the following
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 01:39   #6
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Let's continue then with properly sized pictures

So I contacted Singularity Computers and he luckily agreed to make my design of a dual loop reservoir come to life. The plan was something like this




Then I needed some legs. Used 60mm hollow steel pipe and some 40x40mm steel for the upper bars.



And the mounting for the screenstand was lathed by some shaft steel





Got ze legs in place



And this will be the placement for the screenstand. Mirroring the design of the legs



A very professional way of planning



Wouldn't be a proper desk build unless we had support for 3 screens



We used some 12mm thick steel for this. It's incredibly overkill but it can handle whatever I decide to mount on it







The legs are connected to the frame with 5 x 8 mm bolts (oxygen resistant)



Trying to make the angles "talk to each other" if that makes sense



Testmounting some stuff

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yeah, pics are just giants ones, i thought it was my turn....but lessening scale, i could see pics, and wahooo, i love what you've done...for many reasons, first one, your work on wood and metal is just great, it's gonna be a very beautifull and original compter desk, then, your running x79 chipset like me, and third, I am building a PC-desk myself for several weeks, waiting the right moment to start a thread here, so, I will follow your build with interest...good luck for the following
Thank you! I've resized the picture to the large thumbnail now as previously requested
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Continuation

Had to play around with the parts to see if they fitted properly. They did



Big radiators but they will be completely hidden



Even though it's quite a tight fit



All the major watercooling parts testfitted



Playing around with the fan controller



Got my reservoir back and Singularity Computers also made a video of it. Very very happy with result. It's just fantastic craftsmanship.





Le Video



And on to the interior wood. Now this is actually a pretty long process. But to roughly summarize it:
I had lying around some teak and mahogany plywood and it had been drying up since the mid 1990s so it was just too good to not use for this. I'm just in love with this stuff






Very tedious process of fitting each panel in individually as well as matching the lines perfectly








After several hours all the panels fit.



Had to rework the starboard side a bit



Got a new cover plasmacut from the local workshop



Looking decent



Time to make the holes for the fans and PSU



In order to cut this out a special tool had to be made.



Lathed out room for the fans as well. Despite the desk being really big there's not any extra room to work with



Happy with the result



The starboard side



Fused 3 panels on each side together to get them in and out of the table



Custom PSU mount that also fits 3 ssd's and 2 hdd's





Made a bottom plate for the Reservoir also to mount it more easily



Slowly but surely getting progress



Got some parts back from paint







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Time to mount the sidepanels. Had to make incredibly sturdy mounting for this since they weigh so much




From the side



The front



Started with the varnish. Ended up redoing all this but you'll see soon enough



Couldn't cut these at home due to the thickness so went to the local woodshop. They were rather confused when I said it's a pc





Angles worked out fine



Starting to look better





Wanted to get a feel for how it will be to work at this thing



DX racer for scale



Got the hardened glass that I ordered



Rounded corners same radius as the fans



After some work with a CNC I got the sidepanels fixed to have openings for the fans and the fancontroller





Liking the look now



Was a bit worried before I testmounted this whether or not it would line up properly with the interior. Gladly it did











This is not the actual fancovers but wanted to get a feel for how it will look before I drew them up in CAD for the waterjet






From the inside





The nightmare of the top part of the wood To get this to fit properly we had to get all the angles right and shave off half a millimeter at a time until it fit properly. This was a lot harder than I expected but it was worth it





It fits!







And now to the gluing. Using Marine glue here. Takes a long time to harden but it's incredibly strong. Also tapping her up so it doesn't move







Gotta protect the painting



Probably not the best method but it works



After a bit of manhandling it it's finally glued and won't be touched for 2 weeks



Just had to test with the glass on.

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The 2 weeks had passed and I put it back on the legs.







Didn't mention it before but the outer shell is actually removable and will remain so if a fan breaks or something like that



All alone in the corner



Reinforced the on some points just to make sure



Time to get those holes needed done



1 Radiator ventiolation hole



and 2 holes + the mountstand hole



Getting closer







That's not how the mountstand will sit. You'll see later







And the glass hole



Yeah, lets do key ignition. No real reason except it would be really cool





Sits pretty well at it's place



Trying to get some harmony with the design. Maybe you think that's jibberish but there's some thought put into this





The glass is finally inside







My friend testsitting it



And the last cavity needed is for the USB, 6.3 mm audio and volume controls etc. Will be using a homemade potentiometer solution here and hiding the DAC/AMP inside the table





Had to continue filling up the glue until there was enough to go sanding



First round of sanding down to 320 grit paper. Will go down to about 2000 eventually



Wasn't completely happy with the interior panels so I actually redid all of them with 8 layers of 2 component diamond mahogany varnish. It's resistant to heat and water so it will have a long life inside



Looks a lot better now





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Had to make a solution for getting all of the pieces together so had some long screws that goes through the interior panel and the steel frame and end in the outer panel. These can't be seen unless you're actively looking for them





Mounting solution for the back panel



Back panel fitted





Ordered some more watercooling parts from Highflow



This is what I'll use for audio. The sennheiser hd 650s and and ODAC amp/dac solution from Mayflower Electronics



Had to make custom hinges or we would never get the glass out easily. Will also install electric motors for this so you don't have to do anything else than push a button









Might as well mention this is just prototyping. The actual hinges will be made out of 6mm steel





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Made a short video



Started drawing out the design for the fansgrills. I'll get these chromed



Made some longer videos where I go through the build



Lathing out a volume knob




Playing around with the stains



And a video update again



That's it for now will start cablework very soon!
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Wow, that looks gorgeous!
Looking forward to more progress
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 21:33   #13
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The minimalist look of the outside looks sweet as, the inside timber reminds me a 50"s era of wooden speed boat
Yeah I'm a huge fan of the riva's and bösch boats.
Furthermore my next project after this table is probably a custom runabout boat in mahogany Not that suitable for this forum though
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I'm not really a huge fan of desk builds in general. Having said that, I have to say that this build is just completely awesome. I can appreciate the amount of time to get this thing looking and working this way. Absolutely excellent work with very appealing styling. I appreciate that your not just after bling, but really spending a lot of blood/sweat/tears on the styling.
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I think I have seen photos of this online somewhere. Maybe social media.

All I can say is that it doesn't even matter that much if someone shares you taste in design. You already have to respect the craftmanship in this. Very well done man. Big respect.
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I'm not really a huge fan of desk builds in general. Having said that, I have to say that this build is just completely awesome. I can appreciate the amount of time to get this thing looking and working this way. Absolutely excellent work with very appealing styling. I appreciate that your not just after bling, but really spending a lot of blood/sweat/tears on the styling.
Thank you that's very kind. Yeah I don't love the christmastree-e look of a lot of builds I'm more into the shapes and the less is more mentality. And I just love organic materials

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I think I have seen photos of this online somewhere. Maybe social media.

All I can say is that it doesn't even matter that much if someone shares you taste in design. You already have to respect the craftmanship in this. Very well done man. Big respect.
Thank you
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Are you kidding? We LOVE this kinda stuff. You could probably post the boat build in 'general' too. there's several car projects in there.
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I have to say that this build is just completely awesome. I can appreciate the amount of time to get this thing looking and working this way. Absolutely excellent work with very appealing styling. I appreciate that your not just after bling, but really spending a lot of blood/sweat/tears on the styling.
What he said.

The craftsmanship and attention to detail in the woodwork speaks volumes. Are you a cabinet maker by trade? Awesome job. I really like when PCs don't look like PCs.

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what a job, OMG, your so accurate...splendid really
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