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Wow. That looks like its really professionally done. Well done biggrin.gif
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Oh hell yeah! That's awesome. thumb.gif
 
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Great thread. I've had a bit of experience dealing with MDF, it is a great medium for something like this but very heavy! I'd hate to be the one having to move that beast around haha.

How are you going to finish it? I resurfaced a built-in computer desk before that the surface was made of MDF. I used truck bed liner with a smooth roller. It gave a great matte/eggshell black finish that was very strong. I did that 5 years ago and it still looks brand new. The surface was smooth and strong enough to not even need a mouse pad.

BTW, what the heck is up with this many posts, this great of an idea, and so few reps given to the OP!? You guys should be ashamed tongue.gif
 
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post #84 of 636
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Originally Posted by subyman View Post

Great thread. I've had a bit of experience dealing with MDF, it is a great medium for something like this but very heavy! I'd hate to be the one having to move that beast around haha.
How are you going to finish it? I resurfaced a built-in computer desk before that the surface was made of MDF. I used truck bed liner with a smooth roller. It gave a great matte/eggshell black finish that was very strong. I did that 5 years ago and it still looks brand new. The surface was smooth and strong enough to not even need a mouse pad.
BTW, what the heck is up with this many posts, this great of an idea, and so few reps given to the OP!? You guys should be ashamed tongue.gif

I agree its REALLY heavy, but that's fine with me, its not a portable PC anyways tongue.gif Going to put it in my gaming room and leave it there.

I haven't thought about how am going to finish it yet, but i think i know the color . Its a semi Gloss Black. Full gloss is too shiny , and mat is just too mat for me,, so going for something in the middle.
post #85 of 636
subbed thumb.gif really cool idea
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Def subbed, this is gonna be an awesome finished build!
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I really like where this is going! subbed thumb.gif
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i have the same desk! Cant wait to see the outcome
    
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post #89 of 636
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Originally Posted by Kaxtos View Post

Hi all,
I got inspired my 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:
2x 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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DAY1
Old case i had, using it to mount the Motherboard on.
400
Case after cutting it to pieces , Motherboard Mounting , DVD-ROM Cases, Touch screen Case
400
Cut the first circle for the Fans
400
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
400
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

i think ur fans in backwards in the second last pic be sure to mount it the right way when you fit it for real lol.
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post #90 of 636
Please don't quote all the pictures.

The build looks real promising. I'll be following it wink.gif
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