finally built my own desk

Chat about your non-music hobbies here: from concocting beer and cider to Dark Souls, gardening, Canary spaghetti quad tremors and beyond.
User avatar
zim
Postwhore
Posts: 20638
Joined: 14 Apr 2009, 02:36
Location: US

finally built my own desk

Postby zim » 20 Mar 2018, 15:03

i actually bought all the parts a few months ago but only just assembled it because i'm a lazy pos

the top is butchers block (which weighs a fucking ton) and the legs are motorized height adjustable so i can go from sitting to standing desk any time i want. :xx: i finished the top with 4 coats of clear polycrylic and did a lot of sanding between every coat

Image
Image
(yeah that's a fidget spinner on the floor)
Image

a co-worker and i actually built the exact same desk - here's a gif of him adjusting the height on it
phpBB [video]
User avatar
Nick
Postwhore
Posts: 50667
Joined: 26 Jul 2009, 22:32
Location: the bottle dump

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Nick » 20 Mar 2018, 19:20

Needs more monitor
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
User avatar
morbid board eli
Postwhore
Posts: 69536
Joined: 18 Apr 2009, 07:36

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby morbid board eli » 20 Mar 2018, 21:03

green meth tent :alien:
Holocaust wrote:super dickton
User avatar
Nick
Postwhore
Posts: 50667
Joined: 26 Jul 2009, 22:32
Location: the bottle dump

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Nick » 20 Mar 2018, 21:10

My desk is from the gloryhole era :alien:
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
User avatar
Ninny
Metal God
Posts: 12036
Joined: 13 Apr 2009, 15:24
Location: Groaningagain

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Ninny » 20 Mar 2018, 21:19

zim wrote: i can go from sitting to standing desk any time i want. :xx:

I would like that too :bulb:
User avatar
User
Metal God
Posts: 8814
Joined: 14 Aug 2014, 13:18
Location: Unknown

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby User » 21 Mar 2018, 13:48

nice desk :xx:

congratsazimtions
more metal
User avatar
Hitoshura
Metal God
Posts: 18725
Joined: 17 Apr 2009, 04:24

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Hitoshura » 21 Mar 2018, 21:02

holy shit that is a baller ass setup, excellent work zim
User avatar
Holocaust
Metal God
Posts: 10660
Joined: 16 Apr 2009, 07:03
Location: Your mom

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Holocaust » 23 Mar 2018, 00:39

:xx:
User avatar
zim
Postwhore
Posts: 20638
Joined: 14 Apr 2009, 02:36
Location: US

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby zim » 23 Mar 2018, 11:50

Hitoshura wrote:holy shit that is a baller ass setup, excellent work zim


:idea:

i've been thinking about overhauling the monitor setup though. i really admire this dudes setup https://imgur.com/gallery/cj79U but i enjoy having multiple smaller monitors right now
User avatar
Nick
Postwhore
Posts: 50667
Joined: 26 Jul 2009, 22:32
Location: the bottle dump

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Nick » 23 Mar 2018, 12:35

The big monitor with the tiny one next to it looks silly as shit
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
User avatar
The Ultimate
Metal God
Posts: 8733
Joined: 15 Apr 2009, 10:23

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby The Ultimate » 23 Mar 2018, 23:28

I tend to get these furniture things for free. From friends who buy it from Ikea and then realize that they have to move a year later and can't be bothered with selling it. :)
User avatar
Jeep Swenson_hero
Member
Posts: 116
Joined: 26 Jan 2017, 06:01
Contact:

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Jeep Swenson_hero » 24 Mar 2018, 06:15

More pride in making it yourself.
Image
User avatar
sade
Ancient One
Posts: 1660
Joined: 14 Apr 2009, 00:39

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby sade » 24 Mar 2018, 21:28

That's great, love the idea of an adjustable/standing desk.

I "made" mine last year, kitchen worktop from Ikea, draws and a trestle.

Image
User avatar
User
Metal God
Posts: 8814
Joined: 14 Aug 2014, 13:18
Location: Unknown

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby User » 25 Mar 2018, 11:57

that monitor is weird
more metal
User avatar
Holocaust
Metal God
Posts: 10660
Joined: 16 Apr 2009, 07:03
Location: Your mom

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Holocaust » 26 Mar 2018, 07:04

Two legs on that monitor

Gotta contain that resolution
User avatar
morbid board eli
Postwhore
Posts: 69536
Joined: 18 Apr 2009, 07:36

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby morbid board eli » 02 Apr 2018, 20:08

:redneck::::::::::
Holocaust wrote:super dickton
User avatar
Verbal
Postwhore
Posts: 20873
Joined: 18 Apr 2009, 03:05

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Verbal » 01 Jun 2018, 03:15

did the wall challenge you to a chess match
User avatar
Ninny
Metal God
Posts: 12036
Joined: 13 Apr 2009, 15:24
Location: Groaningagain

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Ninny » 07 Jun 2018, 02:31

Sade is practicing :xx:
User avatar
morbid board eli
Postwhore
Posts: 69536
Joined: 18 Apr 2009, 07:36

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby morbid board eli » 07 Jun 2018, 19:21

zim wrote:Image


four monitors and not a single one showing mabb :frown:
Holocaust wrote:super dickton
User avatar
iamgoat
Metal God
Posts: 6042
Joined: 13 Apr 2009, 14:44
Location: a mountain somewhere

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby iamgoat » 07 Jun 2018, 21:14

Yeah that’s :shake:
:grimb:
User avatar
Nick
Postwhore
Posts: 50667
Joined: 26 Jul 2009, 22:32
Location: the bottle dump

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Nick » 07 Jun 2018, 21:14

1 for mabb
3 for porn
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
User avatar
morbid board eli
Postwhore
Posts: 69536
Joined: 18 Apr 2009, 07:36

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby morbid board eli » 07 Jun 2018, 21:29

gray porn
Holocaust wrote:super dickton
User avatar
The Ultimate
Metal God
Posts: 8733
Joined: 15 Apr 2009, 10:23

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby The Ultimate » 08 Aug 2018, 21:06

Hey you guys how much did these desks cost you
User avatar
zim
Postwhore
Posts: 20638
Joined: 14 Apr 2009, 02:36
Location: US

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby zim » 09 Aug 2018, 08:44

from Home Depot
Edsal 1.75 in. H x 72 in. W x 30 in. D Maple Butcher Block Workbench Top
$324.61

UPLIFT Height Adjustable Standing Desk Frame - 2-Leg
$474.40 USD


quite expensive, you can definitely get as nice a desk for cheaper
User avatar
morbid board eli
Postwhore
Posts: 69536
Joined: 18 Apr 2009, 07:36

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby morbid board eli » 09 Aug 2018, 12:42

maple for a desktop, god damn man

birch and ash are way cheaper
Holocaust wrote:super dickton
User avatar
zim
Postwhore
Posts: 20638
Joined: 14 Apr 2009, 02:36
Location: US

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby zim » 09 Aug 2018, 13:57

well the up side is that this thing is sturdy af, however it is also heavy af
User avatar
morbid board eli
Postwhore
Posts: 69536
Joined: 18 Apr 2009, 07:36

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby morbid board eli » 09 Aug 2018, 15:35

any butcher's block countertop ought to be sturdy as fuck, if it is not it was poorly constructed and the person responsible should receive overwhelming scorn

go with a cheaper wood next time :idea: if you aren't using it as an actual cutting board or food preparation surface and aren't in love with the specific aesthetic there's no reason to get such a pricey slab :eek:
Holocaust wrote:super dickton
User avatar
The Ultimate
Metal God
Posts: 8733
Joined: 15 Apr 2009, 10:23

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby The Ultimate » 09 Aug 2018, 20:54

That's a good desk but very expensive.
User avatar
sade
Ancient One
Posts: 1660
Joined: 14 Apr 2009, 00:39

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby sade » 11 Aug 2018, 20:49

My desk is a kitchen work top, a trestle and a set of draws - all from Ikea, about £175 I think :huh:
User avatar
Nick
Postwhore
Posts: 50667
Joined: 26 Jul 2009, 22:32
Location: the bottle dump

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby Nick » 11 Aug 2018, 21:19

Zim's wasn't that cheap
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
User avatar
The Ultimate
Metal God
Posts: 8733
Joined: 15 Apr 2009, 10:23

Re: finally built my own desk

Postby The Ultimate » 11 Aug 2018, 22:27

sade wrote:My desk is a kitchen work top, a trestle and a set of draws - all from Ikea, about £175 I think :huh:


Do you have the SKU number, product code? I want to look that up as well. I like both Zim and your desks so want to look into something similar.

Return to “Hobbies”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest