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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:09 pm

OK, desk build time... With everything sounding a lot nicer I wanted to get a more permanent and practical desk. The weird room shape/size along with the high price of studio furniture and my seemingly endless desire to make life difficult for myself led me to designing and building a desk to fit.

I spent a good while deciding what I wanted and drawing up ideas, and did a final design in Sketchup to give me a rough plan to work to. I decided to include more rack space than I need, and have a sliding shelf for my keyboard so it can be tucked away to save space when I'm just working on edits/mixing. CAD is not one of my strong points, but the design I settled on was this:

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The whole thing is made from 18mm MDF, with the odd bit of 2x1 and 3x1 for bracing and as a fixing point for the top. I left a few mm spare on all of the cuts for the panels so they could be clamped together and planed/sanded all together to make sure there was a nice consistent finish.

First panel marked out ready to cut:
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Roughed out, and being used as a guide for the next one:
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Inside panels with the cut-out for the sliding shelf:

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All 4 roughed out and clamped ready for final shaping:

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As usual, there's more to come...
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby blinddrew » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:17 pm

Gotta love a custom desk!
Out of curiosity, where does you computer live?
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:16 pm

It hides away in the bottom of the rack on the right, external drives live on the shelf above.
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby blinddrew » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:52 pm

Ah right, laptop powered. I see it now. :thumbup:
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:49 pm

Yep, the plan is to eventually have a desktop machine in its place, that's why its all tucked away in the rack, but for now it's serving as both studio and mobile machine.

Few more steps in the desk build, here we have a side panel on the bench getting some 2x1 fitted to support the top:

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And all four fitted:

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Back panel fitted:

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And both sides together with some 3x1 bracing:

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Starting to look a little bit like a desk by this point.
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