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Haven't Added the Leds on the Plexi Glass so you cant really see the SandBlasting in the Dark.. should be done by the weekend.....
PS..All lights can be turned on/off by the Pilot switches

Quick pic from my phone, with the wall mounts :

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Forgot to mention.......

The Lighting you see above in the red circles was custom made with Electricians pipes ..... made holes with drill and painted black.

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Hi all,

I got inspired by many talented users that inserted their PC in their Desk so i came up with the easiest and most fisible one that i could do, trust me its much harder than it looks. I have posted another post about a month ago with another idea i had but it was much much harder, impossible to do frown.gif so i came up with the below idea that i have already started.

IKEA GALANT BEFORE:

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IKEA GALANT AFTER:
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A few parts that have arrived yesterday:

3x Spectre Pro Led 230mm
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Buttons for Power on/off ect and red cable sleeving
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Touch Monitor
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LOG PICTURES:


DAY1

Old case i had, using it to mount the Motherboard on.
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Case after cutting it to pieces , Motherboard Mounting , DVD-ROM Cases, Touch screen Case
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Cut the first circle for the Fans
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Cutting a mold to get the curve of the desk, so not to make a mistake while cutting the actual MDF wood.
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Bottom desk part plus part of the top
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FEW CHANGES 23/1/2012


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Change 1: Add the bellow Hot Swap Trays were i added the red circle on the picture
2x 3.5 HDD
2x 2.5 SSD HDD

Change 2: the Left side corner was going to be done by wood, but changed it to plexi glass

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DAY 2


Making the holes for Motherboard, PSU, DVD-ROM, Touch Screen and Hotswap HDDs

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It may seem that not much work was done on day 2 but there was lots of measurements that took lots of time and precise cutting.

Will work on it in the afternoon again, should be able to upload a complete picture of the desk by tonight (not painted of course and no plexi glass) but you will be able to get an idea of what the desk will look like when complete


DAY 3


Assembling parts of the desk, still lots of pieced not completed.

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Checking if fans fit in desk (Lol i would like to hope so after all that work tongue.gif)
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Cutting the Wood were the buttons , DVD-ROMs, Touch Screen and HDD Hot swaps are going to be inserted.

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Going to rest for a few days, maybe ill work on it in the weekend but don't know yet


DAY 4


Fitting all the stuff on front panel. (Misplaced two buttons so it missing two buttons tongue.gif )

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Setting up the desk for a millionth time, trying to get everything straight

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Carving the MDF wood so we can fit the Plexi Glass

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Placing the plexi glass in the MDF Wood, the protective sticker is still on the Plexi Glass that's why it looks fuzzy

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Last picture taken before finishing

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I still got to sand all the desk down, Primer it and start painting. Should be done in a couple of days..


SANDING


Managed to complete the sanding of the desk , but had no time to start primer frown.gif

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One of my main concerns was access to the inside of the desk if i needed to fix something..so as you can see in the picture below i screwed some pieces of wood in certain areas, holding the top part of desk so it cant move out of place.

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Bought the primer, but had no time to start ..maybe tomorrow if am lucky

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DAY 5 (PRIMER)


So i managed to finish the primer today...

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Next to come ....

Sand down the Primer so its ready for paint
and hopefully finish the paint this week.... and start putting everything in the desk...


DAY 6...SANDING PRIMER


Finished the Sanding today, hope i can start painting tomorrow if the weather is good thumb.gif because my paint is polyurethane paint and shouldn't paint if there is humidity,, and guess what ? for the last week the weather is crazy tongue.gif no day of sun .

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If the weather is good tomorrow and i have the chance to paint i will upload pics thumb.gif


DAY 7 PAINTING PART 1


So the Weather was GOOD thumb.gif and managed to paint the one side of the desk ...going to paint the other side tomorrow morning..

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If all goes well i should have the desk in my room by Sunday....will take pics with DSLR for good quality image because all the pics till now were taken from my phone.


SETTING UP THE DESK IN MY ROOM


Will update more pics ,, its just that i promised would update last night some pictures but was too tired ....

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Will update pics where i sleeved all that mess of cables tongue.gif

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Some quick pics from my phone thumb.gif

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Some other pics....

Haven't finished yet still need to do many things yet,,but here are 2 pics i just took..hope you like


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Sand Blasting on Plexi_Glass



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I love the idea thumb.gif and the wife loves IKEA.

You make me think I may have a new job on my hands biggrin.gif

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This looks very promising.biggrin.gif

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looks bloody awesome suBBBBBBBBB D, cant wait for some nice pics biggrin.gif
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You know, while you're in there, you could mod a car stereo head unit in there. Pair that up with an 8ohm amp for power, and some nice bookshelf speakers sitting beside those monitors. smile.gif Maybe a powered sub too, and let the car stereo handle all of it (using your PC as input mind you).
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You know, while you're in there, you could mod a car stereo head unit in there. Pair that up with an 8ohm amp for power, and some nice bookshelf speakers sitting beside those monitors. smile.gif Maybe a powered sub too, and let the car stereo handle all of it (using your PC as input mind you).

this is an awesome idea smile.gif gonna do a full desk build one day when i can afford it smile.gif
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Subbed,love to see this happen thumb.gif
Is that the desk you have allready?
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Subbed, so want to see this.
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