computer workstation desk

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by dilbert firestorm, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. not sure if this is the right group to ask about this.

    I've been looking at some modular desk workstation. wood finish would
    be cherry.

    I'm not sure how this one will be set up. Looking at a J or C or U
    configuration depending on how one looks at it.

    1st wall, 34"
    2nd wall, 136"
    3rd wall, 68"

    I don't think they make one at 136", so, its 2 tables right there. Issue
    with me is the legs.

    Preliminary measurements suggest 4 tables.

    the is the set up I'm looking to get or at least something similar. the
    link of the workstation shown is pretty expensive, $10g. too much LOL!

    CITE workstation

    Lacasse office has another one called Pangram which seems more reasonable.

    the more cheaper version by Bush workstation

    Bush also has another one called "office in an hour" but its expensive
    has privacy panels I don't want.

    after some thought, It wouldn't hurt to have some sort of cable
    management system with a partial privacy panel behind the desk & off the
    floor as my current computer set up is.

    would appreciate other listings for companies that carry that sort of thing.

    I'm still playing with what will fit in those dimensions. I probably
    will get a 3d modeller and figure out the specs and render it.

    not too homey, not too officey! :D

    Yeah, its a big computer desk!
    dilbert firestorm, Jan 2, 2015
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    Paul Guest

    The name of this group, is "homebuilt" :)


    Good materials, some dimensional changes needed. Mine didn't need
    the horizontal rails.

    Even if you hire someone to build it out of wood, it'll
    cost less than $10K.

    If you want a bulletproof finish, you could use formica or arborite.

    My desk is 1.5" thick, and is strong enough to stand on. The
    legs are 4"x4" non-PTL posts. L-brackets support the legs,
    as well as vertical screws with extra-large heads that
    fasten the deck to the posts. The only thing I'd do different
    there a second time, is recess those screws better. I thought
    initially, I'd be re-tightening those screws all the time,
    but they've been stable enough, I could have recessed and filled

    Connector bolt for vertical fastener. Two per post. When this product
    first came to market, they were $3 each.

    The head of the connector bolt, looks like the one on the right.
    So it's got a large hex drive. If doing it again, I would recess
    the head of that, to be flush with the desk top.


    And get yourself an Aeron chair, if you have all
    that money to burn.

    Without the arm rests, it'll pull right into the desk.

    And the large chair, will take a really big ass :)
    (For all you pointy-haired boss types...)

    And none of these chairs, not even Herman Miller,
    lasts forever. My current (non-HM) computer chair is quite old,
    cost $600 when new, and the tilter broke, the material
    in the back rest broke (repaired by reinforcement), the
    rubber air rests are crumbling. At least the wheels
    still work :) So I can pretend for my $600, I got
    a set of five really nice wheels :) That's only
    $120 a wheel, plus the rest of the rubbish above the
    wheels was free.

    Paul, Jan 2, 2015
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  3. what was hideous?

    yeah, I know the group is homebuilt, but the desk is for the computer,
    so, if the shoe fits.... :D
    dilbert firestorm, Jan 3, 2015
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    Paul Guest

    Shouldn't build legs out of plywood.

    Posts leave room for legs, chair wheels and so on.

    It's even possible posts are cheaper than sheet plywood.

    Paul, Jan 3, 2015
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    Rodney Pont Guest

    I was going to use a kitchen worktop and six of these legs. They are
    thinking of putting a rail line through my lounge so I've not done it
    until I move.
    Rodney Pont, Jan 3, 2015
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    Rodney Pont Guest

    How about a url :)
    Rodney Pont, Jan 3, 2015
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    Paul Guest

    Those look like "Ikea-Legs". Same legs as my
    Ikea temporary table uses.

    The only problem I had with a concept like
    that, is the length. Maybe those leg can be cut down,
    on the non-mounting end or something. If I used 710mm here,
    that would be a bit too much for my application.

    Paul, Jan 3, 2015
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    Rodney Pont Guest

    It says that you can remove the plastic foot if you wish to cut the
    tube down a bit.
    Rodney Pont, Jan 3, 2015
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    Rodney Pont Guest

    I've got a sort of shelf for a keyboard that screws on below the
    worktop and would make the height of the keyboard about 630mm. Back in
    the late '80s I cut down two broom handles to make legs for my
    breakfast bar. We weren't 'spoilt' with ready made legs in those days
    Rodney Pont, Jan 3, 2015
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    Paul Guest

    Here in Canada, we used to use hockey stick wood, from
    worn out hockey sticks, for a job like that :)

    It's been a long time since I owned a working hockey stick,
    as they're all cut up.

    And the Ikea store can provide useful bits and pieces,
    even for furniture hacking. When I needed shelving for my
    "multimedia rack", I started with an Ikea rack system. But
    the shelves weren't wide enough, to put two stereo components
    next to one another. (Like, put the cassette dubbing deck,
    next to the receiver, on the same shelf.) So what I did in that
    case, is bought pine shelves (Home Depot pine sheets that
    they laminate together from smaller lumber). Then made some
    new screw holes in the metal frame of the rack, and adjusted
    all the scissor-shaped stiffeners in the back of the rack.
    Voila... A rack wide enough for two stereo components, side
    by side. So even if an Ikea item isn't perfect for the job,
    somethings the fittings can be used to make something "better".
    I'm sure somewhere in the Ikea instructions, it says
    not to do that :)

    Paul, Jan 3, 2015
  11. ok, I get your point about legs leaving room for well legs.. :D

    but if you look at one of the links that I gave as a sample of what I'm
    looking for in a workstation in a U format. although it uses wood as
    supports on the end, notice that it does not have legs in the front of
    the desk. Its held by braces & cantilever supports.
    dilbert firestorm, Jan 5, 2015
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