Originally Posted by JoshuaaT;12250617
It is looking really good. Also, those pictures are just great.
Thanks JoshuaaT, there's plenty more to come
Originally Posted by Fatality292;12250747
Looks to be epic times! Think I might have to get my sub on =p
Thanks for joining in Fatality292
Originally Posted by 240shep19;12251185
Wow. I hope to one day have the patience to build something like that. I built a box once. Anyway, nice work and can't wait to see it when its done. I just found this thread btw.
Thanks 240shep19, hope to see you around more
Boxes can be really nice too you know!!
Originally Posted by 5prout;12252232
Magnificent! Really, it is!!! I honestly can't wait to see what is looks like with everything put together and done! Great job +1
Welcome to the show!
Originally Posted by boom50cal;12252434
In case I missed it, what surface are you going to put on? My MX518 moves pretty great on smooth Formica. My mouse pads never have scooted on them either. Spill proof, too
Also, on the edges by the window, I suggest putting a rubber sealer around the edge of the glass, that can of course be pulled through but water won't get through, just in case of a spill.
By a rubber sealant, I mean the kind on car doors and stuff. Take a look when you open your car door next if it doesn't pop into your mind now
Looking great as usual!
Hey there boom50cal - that's a good question, with regards to the surface of the desk. I have just completed testing with stains and poly, and I will be going with a nice cherry stain with a high gloss poly - so the surface will be quite shiny... I may have to get myself a pair of mousepads really
As for the window, yes, I was planning on using some kind of rubber seal. I'm still trying to see what I would like to do for removal of the window. Do I keep a suction cup around for whenever I want to remove it? Do I cut in a semi-circle finger hole somewhere in the wood? Do I attach a fabric tab to the underside of one of the glass edges (Like those tabs to remove batteries from the remote), I'm not 100% sure yet.
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd;12254436
wow, i see someone with allot of for thought here, +1, subbed
now onto my suggestions
1, no glass, go acrylic, imagine if say something heavy fell on the glass and shattered it, the fans would blow broken glass everywhere, and you'd be lucky if your mobo didn't crack
2, get a separate 400W PSU for the fans, and add lighting under the monitors for the keyboard, and interior lighting in the gaming cabinet, you could actually rig up a jumped PSU, or build a MATX or smaller control unit for the fans and lights (with a screen for temos and controll ala this
), that would also allow for a fan program setting
3, Integrate some speakers while your at it lol, should be awesome
great desk, love the idea, hope i dont sound pushy lol
Hey there rdrdrdrd (Love the name lol), I don't think you sound too pushy at all - you're giving me some great ideas!
The glass vs. acrylic - that is an interesting debate, I'm sure everyone has an opinion on. Glass, ultimately, I think is the nicer material - scratch resistance, better wear, better shine and clarity. If it is tempered, it can be really quite strong.
Acrylic - easier to cut, more readily available, less costly, and more resistant to physical impacts.
Really - I've been leaning towards glass, but I don't have my mind made up 100% yet.
As for rigging up an extra 400W PSU somewhere for the lights and fans - that is something I am heavily considering. I just need to figure out how I would want to wire the whole thing.
I will be building some speakers after the desk is complete - they won't be integrated, but I'll add that project to the end of this log
Originally Posted by jdcrispe95;12255612
Subb'd looks really good
Thanks jdcrispe95, welcome
Originally Posted by chizel;12273388
Man after my own heart. Totally sub'd and rep'd. Looks good so far! Sorry if you've already answered this (kinda busy looking at the pictures
), but are you going to wrap it in melamine, or laminate, or are you going to lacquer it? I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but I'm really excited to see the finished product.
Thanks for joining in chizel, happy to have you
The plywood being used is actually veneered with maple on both sides already, so it would be a bit of a shame to cover it in melamine
I'll be staining the whole thing a dark cherry colour and finishing it with a gloss polyurethane. In the next few updates I'll have some pics of my test stains, so stay tuned!
Originally Posted by -=*HERO*=-;12297184
For the Holes...
If the holes are deep enough glue in a bit of a dowel of the same type of wood, that would minize the area of the hole.
Mmm, I will keep that in mind for the next time - unfortunately, I don't think there's much I can do for the holes that I've already mangled with wood filler
I think I will use biscuits for the rest of my joinery, what's left of it.
Originally Posted by Blue Destroyer;12297214
WOW, that is an amazing concept. Cant wait to see what the finished idea looks like!!
Thanks Blue Destroyer - it's coming along slowly, but surely. It's gotten really cold here, so it's been inhibiting me from working patiently!