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Son1990

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The Beginning:
Let me first start off by saying if my mom ever knew that, due to Celeron_Phreaks thread , I wanted to build my own entertainment center/desk, he would no longer be alive :p

My room, since the move to New Jersey at the beginning of the summer, has been a complete mess. Books and computer parts strewn everywhere in this disastrous wreck I call "My Room". My project, Screaming Deltas, was performed on my first desk which cost a mean $40 at a wal mart, a desk ment to be used for a short time until we could afford a new one. The time to afford a real nice one never came so after seeing Celeron_Phreaks thread, I ventured out to Home Depot on a quest for wood and a new desk!

The Goal:
The goal couldn't be better summed up than by my bud Blake:
GVBlake22: It's like a "play room" for computer enthusiasts.

+Storage for CDs
+Storage for DVDs
+Storage for books
+Work bench for small mods
+LCD Wall mount

The Design:
This is the basic design. Models will be updated and posted here.

12-16-05
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12-18-05
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Yesterday I stopped of at home depot and got some of my supplies along with the wood which would be used in the first/main part of this desk.

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The main desk is made from two 2'x4' boards placed one, ontop of the other.

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I then cut out and mounted the legs which were about 30 inches high and 21 inches across.

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The legs were mounted using the angel brackets from my Screaming Deltas desk.

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Now I have to run out and buy caulk and stainer.
 
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gvblake22

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SWEET MAN!
That's looking very nice so far. That's one helluva plan you got! Should definately make a great little modding corner. Lots of desk space, storage, and functionality... What more could you ask for?!

Mod On!! :attn:
 

jcw122

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Yummy design. And wow, CF's thread was just...wow...and now I understood why you were inspired lol.
 
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Updated models in first post. I will work out the exact layouts of the shelves/boxes/drawers when the time comes.
 

Celeron_Phreak

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I'm very proud to be such an inspiration to you Son. :)

I'll be keeping an eye on this one for sure.

You're going to hate me for telling you so late........A non-visible way of bonding two boards together is with contact cement. I used a disposable roller and pan, and applied it fairly thick to one side of both boards, and waited for it to become tacky. I then put string on one of the boards in a zigzag pattern, leaving about 6 inches hanging out. The other board was then lowered and straightened out on top of the string. After I was positive it was straight, I pulled the string out, which slowly lowered the top board down and sticking both together.

Can't wait to see this finished. Are you going to be using a vinyl laminate from parts express as well?
 
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The nails seem to work just fine so no worrys. I dont plan to use the laminate because my mother said If I were to do it, it would have to be stained a dark Mohagony (sp?) or painted black. I like the mohogany idea but dont know if I can just go ahead and slap on stainer. What do you think about staining?
 
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Celeron_Phreak

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well......Parts Express does sell a black laminate, with the grain of wood. Might want to ask your mother about that one.

Staining is easy, pretty much just apply it with a brush or lint free cloth (by soaking it in a container filled with the desired stain), and wait 24 hours for it to dry.
 

millhouse

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Staining is actually fun. I did it in Industrial Tech. in school. Plus you get high off of the fumes. :santa: lol j/k. Im gonna build my own desk soon, but i dont have nearly as much room as you do.
 

Celeron_Phreak

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Are you using a table saw in the garage to cut your wood, or are you having Home Depot do the diry work? :) If you're using a table saw, you know we want pictures. ;)
 

jcw122

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Celeron_Phreak said:
Are you using a table saw in the garage to cut your wood, or are you having Home Depot do the diry work? :) If you're using a table saw, you know we want pictures. ;)

Looks like he had a jigsaw, but it would seem he's using somehting else (since a jigsaw isn't that straight I guess)
 
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Celeron_Phreak said:
Are you using a table saw in the garage to cut your wood, or are you having Home Depot do the diry work? :) If you're using a table saw, you know we want pictures. ;)

Im using a jigsaw and the cuts have been dead on each time, just taking my time. I would use my scrollsaw but the peices are too long to cut.
 

Celeron_Phreak

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A jig saw? Are you sure it's not a band saw?

EDIT: Come to think of it, I suppose he could have used a jig saw. Did you use a clamp guide to keep the straight?
 

shard

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A jig saw? Are you sure it's not a band saw?

EDIT: Come to think of it, I suppose he could have used a jig saw. Did you use a clamp guide to keep the straight?

A jig saw is very easy to use, and can make a very good strait line. I use it alot around here.