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i have cinema4d, just dont know how to use it
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wat program did u use to design it?
IF you read though the post you would know,its called Cinema4d,its made my Maxon.

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i have cinema4d, just dont know how to use it
yes,it took me a while to get the hang of it,Im not a very skilled modeler,but i know some stuff,ill post some of my work in the art section.

Back on topic-

Since it was to plain,and i had an issue with the disc drive and power button accessibilities,why not get crazy and build them into the desk?!

thins is what i have come up with so far,Fan controller,Power and eject button,and a steathed disc drive.

i forgot about the IDE wire,i might just move the whole thing to the other side,so its close to the computer.

what do you think?

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Braces would be something to "sturdy up" the legs, so they just don't wobble around once the full weight of the desk is on them. Generally, you can do some "x" braces, and that would be most structural. I'll hit paint real quick with one of your pics, and try to explain a bit better... brb


EDIT:
Ok, in my 2 sec drawing there, I tried to hit up some of the options.

The Red lines would be just a single board/whatever that would attach along the backside of the desk, leg to leg. Then from there you attach to the other legs. This would ensure the legs don't wobble around on you.

The Blue lines would be the "x" bracing I was talking about. Start at the top of one leg, and go down to the bottom of the other leg. Again, that would hold the bottom of the leg in place.

The Yellow lines is yet another option. Some desks have a flat board that runs about half way up the legs, that helps support them. Again, I'm just throwing out some different ideas. No matter which way you go about it, your gonna want something to hold the bottom of the legs in place.

One idea for your printer table, is maybe add another little shelf underneath the top, that would hold those four legs in place, or at least sturdy them up some..
Anywho, just some idea's .

Good luck!

Edited by KarmaKiller - 5/18/08 at 1:08pm
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Braces would be something to "sturdy up" the legs, so they just don't wobble around once the full weight of the desk is on them. Generally, you can do some "x" braces, and that would be most structural. I'll hit paint real quick with one of your pics, and try to explain a bit better... brb


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Ok, in my 2 sec drawing there, I tried to hit up some of the options.

The Red lines would be just a single board/whatever that would attach along the backside of the desk, leg to leg. Then from there you attach to the other legs. This would ensure the legs don't wobble around on you.

The Blue lines would be the "x" bracing I was talking about. Start at the top of one leg, and go down to the bottom of the other leg. Again, that would hold the bottom of the leg in place.

The Yellow lines is yet another option. Some desks have a flat board that runs about half way up the legs, that helps support them. Again, I'm just throwing out some different ideas. No matter which way you go about it, your gonna want something to hold the bottom of the legs in place.

One idea for your printer table, is maybe add another little shelf underneath the top, that would hold those four legs in place, or at least sturdy them up some..
Anywho, just some idea's .

Good luck!
wow,thanks for the great advice!,and very informative painting!

i Didn't think for a second about bracing anything!

the Red line that goes across the back could second as a foot rest,and i will add another shelf under the printer table.

awesome post man,really helpful! +rep!

im heading over to home depot now to look at some wood and metal rods/tubes!

what kind of screws would be best to use?
Edited by [Alsharifi] - 5/18/08 at 1:35pm
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Er... metal's really not my thing.
I'm a carpenter..
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Ok here i added some braces,how does it look?


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Ok here i added some braces,how does it look?
I'd put the brace on the desk around the middle rather than at the bottom. It'll be sturdier and look better. The way KarmaKiller did the yellow lines is spot on.
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The only "problem" I see, is that you'll probably be hitting your legs on your computer when you swivel side to side in your chair.
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Make sure it is some good plywood. It should be pretty thick. Otherwise, use oak or something. My dad is going to build a desk for an Antec P182 pretty soon. I will send you pix if I remember.
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I have built a few custom desks. I will share some knowledge with you so that you can avoid some of the same mistakes.
Suggestions:
1. On the right. The computer will make it so that the surface is unusable since you wont be able to sit there. There will be no place for your feet.
2. You need some bracing. Check out the attached photos of my latest custom desk (its a little messy now).
3. Have you considered using a counter top as a surface? You can get plain flat ones. That is what I use for my desks. There are many advantages: they are nearly perfectly flat, good for writing on. They are easy to clean. When you polish them they look nice. There are many textures and patterns to choose from.

Just my advice. If you want more pics of my desk I can provide them.

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