Friday, June 29, 2012

Third Draft

Since I am not ready to build yet, all I can really do is design. As I mentioned last post, I had a few more ideas. Lets go back to the start though.

First Draft
This was basically building a desk with glass. It was my way of getting out there what I wanted to do. The big issue though would be the height of the surface. I feel like I would be raising my arms to much or there would not be enough leg room.

Second Draft
 Here is my idea for reducing the height of the desk top. Not to bad but I think it increases the complexity.

Third Draft

This is getting really close to the final draft. I decided to go with a built in desk rather than one you can take with you when you move. This is at our first house so we will be here for a while.The three pillars will be the base of the desk, but it will also be attached to the wall. The pillars will have the space for interchangable draws. I want to have either normal sized draws or double sized file cabinate style draws. They will be interchangable and Ill make a couple of spares.Each PC will be under glass and I will have the HD's there as well.All the cords will be hidden in the back. 

I was thinking of making the desktops like those old fassion desks we used to have at school so I can lift it for additional storage. I also need to fit a Network switch in there so maybe that can go under one of them. It could also be used to hide away the Keaboard/Mouse.

The DVD Roms will probably be at the front (On top of the draw).

The middle PC will probably end up being remote access only. with no KB/Mouse.

Behind the Middle glass Panel I will probably add some USB Ports for the Left and Right PC's for KN/Mouse and USB and power reset buttons as well. 

The underside of the desk is angled to allow for more leg room.
Still a while away from making this happen, but we will see if I come up with a fourth draft:)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I had decided to make some changes to the desk and I was really excited about them. I thought they would bring so much more to the project. Then it clicked.....

So what I had planned was reducing the size for the glass encasement so there was room for a keyboard tray of sorts. It would also have been possible to place a glass front on it as well. Then it clicked. I was planning on using MDF as the base of the table, and I want nice natural, not fake, grain. If I do this, I would need to fake it and I do not think I could pull it of, nor do I really want to. So back to the original design.... almost.

I do think I will make a couple of changes though. I will get rid of the small raised control panel. Instead I will have the CD's coming out of the front in the centre, and I will put in a button panel on the centre surface area.

I have also decided to only have 2 monitors on my side of the table. I will go with seeming biggish, 24+ inches with a vertical 22 inch monitor to the left hand side.

Finally, instead of the draws in the middle, I was thinking of a Shelf, halve the width and also limit the depth. I can then make a small enclosure behind the shelf to house my Sub woofer as well.

That's about all for now. I am scheduled to start early next year.

Lets see how I go.

Friday, June 24, 2011


One thing I really liked about the L3p D3sk was his monitor setup. He has a Vertical 17" Dell on either side of a 27" Dell. It works out quite well as the Vertical Dells are the same height as the Horizontal 27".

I am a bit of a fan of Samsung Monitors and TV's, and they do not have an easily available 17", at least not that i have found.

Instead I will probably go with a pair of S20A300B 20" monitors vertically surrounding a S27A350H 27".

I mainly use my PC for either Games or Study (I'm doing a Double Masters at Uni). I like the idea of the Vertical Monitors since they are simular dimensions to an A4 page, which makes reading articles quite easy. Having a nice big screen in the centre is good for the gaming side.

This is all on the Left side of the Desk, the HIS side. For my lovely wife, who loves her blogs and music, I will use my existing 22" Samsung’s side by side.

Monday, May 30, 2011

My New Desk

I was stumbling around when I came across this link.

How amazing is that! Now I have a Project!

I will make my own Desk PC. It will be a slow process but I will keep updating this site as I progress.

Fist step. The Plan.