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My first DIY wood project - Rebuilding my desk.

MitchellMc
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Re: My first DIY wood project - Rebuilding my desk.

That looks fabulous, @oheyitsbeano! You've got me wanting to do a workstation makeover now. Even your unorganised cables lay shame to mine at the moment. They are actually pretty shameful, and I should do something about them.

 

That's a pretty impressive gaming rig. What's your favourite game?

 

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redracer01
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Re: My first DIY wood project - Rebuilding my desk.

Hello @oheyitsbeano 

 

Your not kidding when you say automotive finish! At this point your bench is truly a golden finish. I now understand when you mentioned that you used the MALM legs to attach to the desk. A fantastic add on with the cable organizer! No more octopus mess under the desk. This table should provide you with years of service and for sure will inspire all our members to give this a go! What an amazing effort plus the fact that you repurposed the legs of the MALM in to the pine panel. I'm truly impressed with the routing finish you made on the desk. It gives it such a professional finish. Please keep us updated and we look forward to your future projects.

 

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oheyitsbeano
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Re: My first DIY wood project - Rebuilding my desk.

I'm only a casual gamer myself, mostly play older titles like the Command and Conquer  and Age of Empires series. Maybe the occasional game of Team Fortress. 

 

@MitchellMc It's mostly a workstation build but with a lot of cooling, used predominantly for video production. I could run an entire thread on that thing as it's got a custom liquid cooling system, hence the big Chunky radiators

 

There is plans too, to make a front panel for that machine as well as a top out of some of the scraps of this build but I'm looking into how I would go about that. @redracer01 you might look forward to that :smile: 

 

Definitely have to give most of the credit to @hazesnow for teaching me how to do all this stuff. 

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redracer01
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Re: My first DIY wood project - Rebuilding my desk.

Hello @oheyitsbeano 

 

OMG! Who can forget Command and Conquer! I always played Cain it was always twice as hard to win with the bad guys. I sometimes still play my Red Alert 3 but it has since been damaged : (  Game on mate!

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: My first DIY wood project - Rebuilding my desk.

I'm a big fan of the Age of Empires series @oheyitsbeano. The number of hours I sunk into the original Age of Empires on my old Pentium 1 was incredible. When the demo first came out, I'd buildup my civilisation until there were no resources left on the map, then rinse and repeat. These days I'm more of an open-world MMO game type person, as it allows me to catch up and play with friends. Rust would be my most played game, clocking in over 2000 hours.

 

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oheyitsbeano
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Re: My first DIY wood project - Rebuilding my desk.

To cap off this thread, i've finally got one of the last pieces of the puzzle in... the base for my CBS Flo Monitor Arm. 

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This mount clamps to the back of the desk and allows my monitor to float off the surface of the desk. 

I've still yet to purchase the Athena rail for providing above-desk power for additional equipment (such as probes and test tools for my DIY Electronics projects) but there is ample room for my lab PSU and my Soldering Iron. 

The deskpad is also DIY. Literally cobbled together from some spare microsuede fabric and some scrap non-slip matting. 

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...And here it is, in its completed glory! The armpads do need to be recovered in new fabric, but all in all, it turned out to be a pretty neat little project. 

I've got some more tech and wood-related DIY stuff to come in future threads. 

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MitchellMc
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Re: My first DIY wood project - Rebuilding my desk.

Amazing work @oheyitsbeano!

 

I can't wait to see what project you contribute next, as this one has been sensational.

 

Well done.

 

Mitchell

 

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