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Door top Pipe desk build

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This has been a fairly long process but will be coming to an end soon but thought I'd make a thread and update it with current status and end result when it is done.

So for the longest time I've been using a solid core door on top of plastic totes as a temp desk with hopes to build a pipe desk. Do to not being able to find a desk that would fit my needs and looks thought this would be the best option.

I started with a 32"x*80" solid core birch door, slowly I bought pipe to build the legs it took some time before I figured how everything would work. The hard part is that being the solid core door is wider than the door way I would have to tilt it on its side which with legs would be impossible to get out with out taking time to dismantle. So after much thought and time trying to find a solution I found the right parts that allow me to easily remove the top from the base and easy transportation. Overall the legs will be about 29" tall each side will have a shelf but different heights. On my left under the shelf will be my subwoofer and on the right it will be low enough I can put either a air purifier or my computer. The basic frame structure is made up with 1" black pipe and fittings and along the back to connect the left side to right will be 1 1/4" pipe so I can run all my cables through the pipe. The shelf wood is 28"x18" bamboo that is actually made for gladiator tool cabinets. Should state the door top is ultimately temporary till I can make it up to parents cabin and mill my own piece of wood or find some butcher block that I like for a decent price.



Legs all built up just need minor tweaking to make them even(prior to cleaning and paint)



Tried multiple stains but didn't look the way I had in mind I wanted to see more grain from the wood and didn't like how it turned the grain grey.



Found this other "stain" that reacts with the tennin in wood to change the color and it came out darn close to what I hoped for.



Cleaned all the pipe with tsp solution to get the grime off and prep for paint.



All pipe for legs are painted, If you want the easier route keep everything together and paint as one part running into problem with some fittings not fitting right now. After bit got them to where needed to be except one leg still working on.





Top completely stained just needs to be sanded with 220 then sealed. Still debating on what sealer I want to use right now leaning towards varathane water based sealer. Also on last picture those are the shelves that will be going in. One the sides that would normally be the top and bottom I will use some metal stock and bolt it on to finish it off. Being a solid core door I cant just screw the legs into the bottom as they would strip out most likely so I am taking carriage bolts and using some custom stainless steel fire Maltese crosses as washer so they will be raised on the top of the desk but think it will look alright.



The bolts will go in the cracks there as the actual is a little to small.
Edited by Dave6531 - 9/30/15 at 7:42pm
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Mounts for the legs in drilledcall the holes. Turned out to be a little harder to get the washer cross and flange lined up but worked it out. Im actually pretty happy how turned out. With it being so large even being raised i wont notice. So much room for activities.



Kind of hard to tell but can see washer and flange.

Edited by Dave6531 - 10/2/15 at 9:17pm
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Process with the shelves.



85% complete need to still install 1 1/4 pipe to run cords, mount shelf for cable management under desk.



Should state area on top to the right is where my custom water cooled pc will be going which will be starting this week.
Edited by Dave6531 - 10/14/15 at 8:49pm
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Looks good! Gotta grab a few more monitors though..lol
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Looks good! Gotta grab a few more monitors though..lol

Thanks, would like to get two smaller ones, one on either side of the 27 or just get one widescreen. Also my custom watercooled pc I'm working on will be on top to the right.
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Nice work on using the door to make a desk, I've been telling people for years to do that. So much cheaper then buying a desk!

Props on rocking the OG G15 also, I miss that lil screen smile.gif

I coated my door with some black lacquer and used mini wood blocks that I screwed into studs and a ikea bookshelf on the right side...


Edited by SHiZNiLTi - 10/17/15 at 3:31am
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Originally Posted by SHiZNiLTi View Post

Nice work on using the door to make a desk, I've been telling people for years to do that. So much cheaper then buying a desk!

Props on rocking the OG G15 also, I miss that lil screen smile.gif

I coated my door with some black lacquer and used mini wood blocks that I screwed into studs and a ikea bookshelf on the right side...


Well I don't know about super cheap the pipe desk cost a lot more than I planned but its customized and there's no other desk like it. I still have to get some sheet metal for the ends and countersink some screws into it to finish that off.

Thing still works well after all these years although I don't use the screen since there's not to many modern games that have drivers for it.

I like it nice job.
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