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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:25 am

Looking very fine! :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Watchmaker » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:10 am

wow! that's cool. Good call on the freshening, the nearest and dearest deserves a treat for providing the nudge. Here's wishing you lots of interesting and fruitful hours.
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Humble Bee » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:22 am

That looks fantastic! Good work there moose!
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:07 pm

That does indeed look very professional, well done :clap:

The idea of using a timber merchant with a CNC machine is inspired!
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Luke W » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:10 pm

That’s come together really nicely, great work :thumbup:

Moroccomoose wrote:The biggest job will be making the cables neat. Any advice on that front will be well received!

Stu.

A pack of adhesive cable tie bases and a load of cable ties. Most of them can also be screwed down if you’ve got a surface that isn’t playing nicely with the adhesive backing.

Anything you can make/buy/cut to length then go for it, but for cables that you can’t then my approach is to tie down the device and source ends so they’re nice and neat and then try to find somewhere in the middle to hide the excess. Keeps everything tidy and makes changing or adding a cable much easier.
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:38 pm

I'm eyeing my oversized Omnirax, that fills half the room, and thinking how a good designer could create something much more suitable for the Toadstool.
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby wireman » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:08 pm

Moroccomoose wrote:Progress report...
I have built the keyboard tray and it is fair to say this desk will be RUGGED! Slightly over engineered! Haha.
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Nice project, just noticed this thread.

24mm ply is pretty strong and heavy.

I have been thinking of getting a CNC service to make parts for a stand for a TV but they rarely give any advice on providing the relevant files (DXF?) online, unlike the 3d printing people.

How are you fixing into the plywood edge on, screws in dowels?
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby RichardT » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:48 pm

Wow, that is impressive!
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Moroccomoose » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:44 pm

Hi All,

Thanks for the kind words. I have got it mostly set up now, just a bit of cabling to do.

Here is how it currently looks. All the music stuff aside, it makes for a much better place for working from home.

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When I've finished the cabling, it will be pushed back to the wall.

The whole thing is held together using Confirmat furniture screws (M7x50). They are quite chunky, so clearance and pilot holes required. The material is so thick, there was no need for dowels - though I have used a few where there were blind holes. ther are four dowels in each 'X' used for alignment while gluing. And the leg upper shelf had to have one dowel where access wasn't possible.

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In the end I decided to make the rack rails flush with the front slope of the riser. This gets rid of the issue of oversized rack gear. It also gets rid of the gap between the bench top and the rack mounted gear!

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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:32 pm

It looks fantastic, well done :thumbup:
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Folderol » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:19 pm

Looks really nice. Also it seems the room is not much different in size to my one :?
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:41 pm

For cable management I used some stuff like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/JOTO-Cable-Sna ... 83&sr=8-21
It still looks a bit wild behind my desk, but it's waaaay better than it was:
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Moroccomoose » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:03 pm

If you create yourself an Onshape account (cloud CAD software) you can look at my design here...

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/f724fdba655b9c1ac3e3a13d/w/731e5a8244ff9a0c51caf53d/e/f19fed33054db854c7fb414b

There is also a cutting plan too. This is what I sent to the timber merchant.

Just thought it might inspire others to have a go!
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:29 pm

Dare we ask about how much it's cost in total?
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Re: Bespoke studio desk design

Postby Moroccomoose » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:02 pm

the timber came in at £470 Including all the cnc machining, 2 sheets of 8'x4'x 24mm and 1 sheet of 4mm birchwood ply and delivery. The 24mm is hard to find at less than £80 per sheet.

60 off furniture screws £10

The Polyox finish was £27, I used half a tin.

Rack strip around £30

Power distribution £25

50 off clinch nuts and screws £10

So rounding off let's say around £550 all in.

The Output bench with keyboard tray is €915 (£825) shipped. (And it doesn't fit an 88 key piano keyboard despite its claim! Mine does....just)

Not to bad and quite satisfying to see it come from CAD model to life!
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