Originally Posted by lilraver018
Was waiting for the update. You decide on a staining color yet?
Heh lilraver018, I have indeed decided on the stain colour - you'll see it in an update or two
Originally Posted by gcampton
With bashing your head on beams I had the same problem at the last house I lived in. I ended up buying a pile of 1" thick foam and nailing it to the beams. So then when I did hit my head it didn't hurt at all, my head would just bounce off them. Also that gave me less incentive to constantly bend over and thus I had less of a sore back. You should look into it if it's going to be a permanent move.
Ha, that's pretty funny gcampton - thankfullly I'm only living there temporarily, so I won't need to resort to attaching foam
It's been a while, but I can assure you, progress is still moving forward with the Ultimate Computer Desk!
I finally got around to assembling the left-hand cabinet - here it is, all glued and clamped together. It's a really solid unit - the dado cuts lined up really well, and the structure is rock solid.
Here I am doing a mock-up of the right-hand cabinet. This one was a little trickier to put together. There is a pretty specific order of assembly, otherwise, you're left with a piece that just doesn't want to fit properly.
Some outlines for the motherboard I/O and power supply
I remember mentioning that I free-handed the holes with the router for the left-hand cabinet. I decided to play a safer route for the right-hand cabinet.
I took a piece of wood, lined it up with my straight edge, and ran my router on top of the wood with a straight bit - this game me a perfect "stencil". What I can do then, is take the stencil, line up the edge with a line that I've drawn on the target piece, place a straight edge behind the stencil, clamp down the straight edge, remove the stencil, and run my router across the straight edge for a straight, accurate line.
Wow, that was a mouthful.
And the end product:
And then I made a pretty huge mistake...
Here is the suspect:
Bam. Can you guess why this was a bad idea?