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Old 7th Apr 2013, 15:38   #1
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DESK MOD!! Completed! Pictures and videos!!

This is my first computer mod, i built a desk the house my computer, three fans on the back for cooling and dvd, usb, lights and power on the front.

The computer
AMD 6 CORE fx CPU
MSI 970a - g46 MOBO
XFX R7770 OC
Cosair gs700 PSU
OCZ 120GB SSD
1TB WD HDD
8GB cosair vengenace RAM

The desk has 6 shelves, all created using dowel joints, the same method of construction was used on the box that houses the computer
The desk is pure 100% Oak, from a local timber yard, legs wany grain, the hole desk has 2 coats of polythene varnish, top has 4 and a layer of beewax

Here is a couple of pics to give you an overview, building pictures below, Sorry about pics problem, now uploading



First pictures, everything put together and varnished








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Old 7th Apr 2013, 17:41   #2
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Old 7th Apr 2013, 17:52   #4
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I like it, Minimalist is definitely the way to go!
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Old 9th Apr 2013, 14:27   #13
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Sorry about this folks was having trouble uploading, pics now comming

The top of the desk, the four bits of wood that make it up





The top has hiden loose tounges with the wood;
I routered a slot and create several slats to add extra strength to the top



The top being glued



Me marking out the sizes for the glass top





I drilled 4 holes in each corner, just alittle bit inside the line


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Hole cut out for glass using gigsaw, cutting from hole to hole



Routered a rebate for the glass to sit on, 10mm down and out



The legs for the shelves




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Cut out the holes for the shelves and dvd, using a frame made on cnc machine and then routered around



Used same method for fans holes



Shelves together, doweled together and glued







Mounting holes for Motherboard, on plate that the computer sit on



Mounts for SSD AND HHD



First test of everything once mounted, no cable management atm



Computer box doweled together





First test, making sure that the computer fitted in the box







Placed pine strips around the underneath of the shelves to support the base





First real look at what the desk would look like


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Completed? Wood with pencil marks? I was kind of expecting a bit more, not meaning to be harsh.
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Fans glued in



Placed mdf panneling around the fans to make it look better







Glued dvd and usb in and placed black ayrillic around it



Drilled holes for bolts to hold the whole desk together







Second test after slight cable management



First actually use of the computer with screen





Varnishing with polythene varnish





All front i/o buttons and drives fitted and glued with panneling




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Varnishing legs


Night time test, lit up room, the leds are really bright






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Very nice desk, the kit could do with some tidying up though, maybe some cable management and a little bit of positioning to show off the parts more
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