Please recommend a desk

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BlackMath
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Re: Please recommend a desk

Post by BlackMath » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:48 am

4x8 cabinet grade oak ply thickest you can afford
(4) 3" threaded galvanized pipe
(4) 3" pipe flange

Cut ply to size you want
Get the guy at the local hardware store to cut and thread the pipe to height

Screw flange to bottom of cut ply
Stain and seal
Done
Prolly costs around $150

skatr2
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Re: Please recommend a desk

Post by skatr2 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:23 pm

skatr2 wrote:well after some time playing with the old setup, it was great for playing with ableton, but still left me longing to have my turntables in one unit. with that, I found a standing desk idea on ikeahackers.net. Its a standing desk that I attempted to build:

http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/04/expe ... -desk.html

Downside to this design is you really need to be over 6ft tall and at my 5'10...this wasn't a great setup. I did however take a cue from it and made my own new set up. It is tall enough to accomodate me standing when I want a more "playing music" feel as well as low enough to sit in the chair and play out some chords and fully utilize my APC's. Shelves are nice and big on sides to hold a good portion of my records...and the expedit case is customizable to hold turntables or whatever gear I may get into down the road. And table space is plentiful. here's my final version for a mere $160ish through Ikea...

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skatr2
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Re: Please recommend a desk

Post by skatr2 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:29 pm

That's the desk I made out of the ikea shelves. Works out awesome for both storage...surface access...and can easily fit a 49key board on a slide out shelf.

Unless youre over 6 ft tho...forgo the lack shelf because it will stand huge.

djadonis206
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Re: Please recommend a desk

Post by djadonis206 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:48 pm

I ended up getting this desk.

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shuutobi
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Re: Please recommend a desk

Post by shuutobi » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:46 pm

You didn't mention any rack gear. :P

oblique strategies
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Re: Please recommend a desk

Post by oblique strategies » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:01 am

djadonis206 wrote:I ended up getting this desk.

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Not too different from mine: Middle Atlantic MDV-DSK. Super stable & well-built. Mine is older & has 6U rack space instead of the 4U that they currently sell.
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Re: Please recommend a desk

Post by Theo Void » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:37 am

I make all my music in the closet.
I'm staying in the closet!

McQ714
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Re: Please recommend a desk

Post by McQ714 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:26 am

Don't ask, don't tell?

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