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Scratch Build – In Progress My Desk MOD

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Obou, 29 Jan 2008.

  1. Obou

    Obou New Member

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    This is my first post to the this site, I have been a a fan of great MOD designs for years and always doing something new to my computer.
    I have to say I love this site, it has give me great ideas!!!! I hope this is the correct place for this and you all enjoy it.

    I wanted to share some pic's of my computer desk that I built. I think it should fit in with this site.

    I had an old School teachers desk that was about 900 lbs. hated it because it was freaking to big.
    My monitor sat to low, the drawers were just a place to store crap that i did not need.
    So I decided to build one my self.

    The total cost was around $100 US.

    This is what it started out as:
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    This is what it turned into:
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    I really like my new desk. I will post more pic's later. Can't seem to find the other ones.:wallbash:
     
  2. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    sweet desk, whats it made of? steel and wood?
     
  3. Obou

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    I used 1/2 steel galvanized pipe, for the supports.
    For the top and Mon. Stand I used MDF "Medium-density fibreboard".

    I painted the top and mon. with killz primer and then glossy black.

    Here are some more pic's of the construction.

    Painting the supports, Yeha I still learning how to spray paint.
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  4. SirShaw

    SirShaw New Member

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    not bad bud!!

    I would however suggest some wire management under the desk there......

    mod on!
     
  5. Obou

    Obou New Member

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    LOL, yeha I need to do that, but I had to get to my Honey Do List.
     
  6. SirShaw

    SirShaw New Member

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    lol I know how those can be :p

    if you REALLY wanted to get fancy you could run your cables through the pipes. I did something similar with my corner desk here. its a tiered corner desk made from cheap particle board and aluminum. The aluminum though is nice and hollow on the inside so it was easy to cut "access doors" on every tier. I then just ran the cables I needed to each tier. eventually im going to solder some connection panels to each tier so its easier to connect/disconnect components...


    just an idea! :)
     
  7. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Just grab some small PVC downspout square tube and paint it black. Couple $2 hangers from the board store and wires disappear. Easy to cut and form holes where you need. Mine are about 3 inches square. Leftovers from my tackroom. Only shed in the neighborhood with gutters and downspouts.
    John
     
  8. Trindee

    Trindee New Member

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    Nice work I need to make me a desk soon and I think you just gave me some ideas thanks and keep up the good work.
     
  9. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    very nice. how much did all that steel cost you?
     
  10. NZ_mod_man

    NZ_mod_man New Member

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    I like the tower & printer supports! Nice work! :)
     
  11. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    Good job man! I need to build one of my own but I cannot find the time. Between work and modding and my own "honey do" list I cant take on any more projects. There was a great article floating around here about wire management on a desk using pegboard and stuff, havng everything behind and under the desk but I cannot remember what it was called. Anyone remember?
     

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