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What program did you use to make those 3d plans?
Desk looks good too
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Originally Posted by [Alsharifi] View Post
Im heading over to home depot in a little bit,what thinkess does plywood usally come in?

im thinking like 1/2 or 3/4 of an inch for the Desktop....and something a little thinner for the shelfs and stuff?
I think it comes in 1/2 3/4 5/8 etc

It depends how well you want it built.

I might honestly use 3/4in for everything, due to the fact that you do not want to find out it cannot hold it all up.

I have no consturction expierence either, I just think you should make it more sturdy then you think you might need.
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post #13 of 37
sounds / looks like a great idea! Go for it

Post pics when its finished

Nice shopping list btw
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I would reconsider the case placement if I were you. Opening the cd tray and pressing the on and off button might be a pain. Your going to have to move your chair back every time.
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WOW, nice desk design!
what program did you use to make that?
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You can get plywood from 3/16" all the way to 1 1/4". I myself would probably go with at least 5/8, but more towards 3/4. But I'll warn you, it's gonna be a heavy desk when it's done!
I myself would personally use MDF board. You can sand it down to a smooth finish, the paint it. I've used this in remodels of small house closets, and some small cabinet shelfs. It looks good finished.
As far as molding on the front of it, I myself would just get a round-over router bit. Looking at my desk now, that's all that has, and it looks pretty good. (Plus that would save some $ from being spent on trim)

Last thing I was gonna mention was bracing of the legs, but I see someone hit on that already. That will be very important for a sturdy desk!

Good luck, and don't forget your Captin' Crunch!
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Bracing is very important. If you see any desk it's there, usually on the sitting side it's a thin piece and on the other side a large one. Oak is very heavy. However, I would look at your current setup and see what other small customizations you can make. It seems very plain at this point and since you're going custom anyway, why not make it a little fancy?
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post #18 of 37
Great plan! I should make something like that too, because this 'desk' (actually some wooden plate attached to the wall...) is falling apart

Also, nice shopping list. Captn' Crunch + Milk ftw!
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post #19 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ace8uk View Post
just don't abandon us like the last person Looks like a very nice design
haha no way!,i looked though that thread also,i really wanted to see some updates....and nothing

so im building my own!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corruption View Post
What program did you use to make those 3d plans?
Desk looks good too
Its called Cinema4d,I use it at school in my multimedia production class.

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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
I think it comes in 1/2 3/4 5/8 etc

It depends how well you want it built.

I might honestly use 3/4in for everything, due to the fact that you do not want to find out it cannot hold it all up.

I have no consturction expierence either, I just think you should make it more sturdy then you think you might need.
you right i want it to be as solid as possible,but is the top shelf is all thick wood its going to be very heavy!

so i might have to work that out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirgan View Post
sounds / looks like a great idea! Go for it

Post pics when its finished

Nice shopping list btw
of coarse i will post pictures!

yea,thats like $1000 shopping list!



Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
I would reconsider the case placement if I were you. Opening the cd tray and pressing the on and off button might be a pain. Your going to have to move your chair back every time.
I did think of this when i designed it,but i cant think of anywere to put the case,it is really long,so if i set it perpendicular to the desktop,i would have to make is 3 feet wide to be able to fit the whole case under.

maybe i can do external power and eject buttons attached to the acrylic,and a little opening for the disc tray?

thanks alot for the warning!

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Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
WOW, nice desk design!
what program did you use to make that?
thanks.

and I answered above.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KarmaKiller View Post
You can get plywood from 3/16" all the way to 1 1/4". I myself would probably go with at least 5/8, but more towards 3/4. But I'll warn you, it's gonna be a heavy desk when it's done!
I myself would personally use MDF board. You can sand it down to a smooth finish, the paint it. I've used this in remodels of small house closets, and some small cabinet shelfs. It looks good finished.
As far as molding on the front of it, I myself would just get a round-over router bit. Looking at my desk now, that's all that has, and it looks pretty good. (Plus that would save some $ from being spent on trim)

Last thing I was gonna mention was bracing of the legs, but I see someone hit on that already. That will be very important for a sturdy desk!

Good luck, and don't forget your Captin' Crunch!
Yea,thats the problem with using really thick wood,its going to get really heave,that why i though of using thinner wood for the shelfs and a nice sturdy wood for the desktop and computer compartment.

what exactly is the bracing?




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Originally Posted by flushentitypacket View Post
Bracing is very important. If you see any desk it's there, usually on the sitting side it's a thin piece and on the other side a large one. Oak is very heavy. However, I would look at your current setup and see what other small customizations you can make. It seems very plain at this point and since you're going custom anyway, why not make it a little fancy?
again,im not really getting what the bracing is,i understand its some kinda structural reinforcement,but what does it look like and were does it go?

That the reason i posted it up,im not a very creative person,hence i designed a really simple desk.think design is no were near final,i need some ideas guys come on!
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post #20 of 37
wat program did u use to design it?

sorry my bad

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Originally Posted by [Alsharifi] View Post
Its called Cinema4d,I use it at school in my multimedia production class.

Edited by karan.t - 5/18/08 at 11:34am
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