Christmas is over so time for some more updates
The runners are completely attached to the desk frame now which was one of the bigger obstacles of this build. The PC will be mounted on a flat platform which will slide out on the drawer runners. Unlike a drawer though, the platform won't have sides so there isn't anywhere to attach the runners to. Aluminium L-plate to the rescue once again.
I cut the base for the PC platform out of MDF once again. The aluminium plate will just be screwed in from the top and the runners will be riveted to the sides.
Back to the drill press. To allow for the nicest finish, I counter-sunk the screw holes so the screws will now sit flush with the aluminium plate.
Final result. At some point I'll vinyl wrap the plate or paint it. For the moment it will stay bare.
I mounted the runners with rivets and screwed the MDF to the brackets. Not the prettiest finish in the world but it's okay, you won't actually see this bit (there will be another piece of MDF going over the top) and I will clean it up a bit.
Next step is painting the PC display drawer - Before I do that however, I figured I'd assemble the drawer. I used some off-cut aluminium plate and made a bracket to mount the front of the drawer. Again since there are no sides on this drawer, it's hard to come up with a different method of assembly.
PC drawer disassembled and primed. Yes, there is an extra piece of MDF there.. I'll explain that one later as the build goes on Edited by jrule2 - 1/8/14 at 10:17pm