When I initially created this space It’s function was to run my computer service But considering that I haven’t been doing that for several years now I think it’s time for a change So the first thing I wished to do was design a new desk Thought about buying a brand-new desk however I truly just didn’t like any of the styles that were out there The majority of the desks I see are horribly inefficient in their style Take my desk at work, I literally do not use the back half of the desk So yeah, in the age of LCD keeps track of There’s actually no requirement for a desk to be any deeper than say, 24 inches optimum (60cm) And I can just being in the center of the desk due to the fact that of these darn drawers are in the method of my legs So I went to Google SketchUp and began having fun with some ideas I like a few of the cubicles we have at work They are a very efficient design So I prepared 2 cubicles Now, I share this space with my child, so one would be her desk and the other would be mine There was still one problem with this though So among the things that I’ve wanted for awhile is to have a little of additional area on my desk Y’ know, where I can establish a, sometimes one of my old antique computer systems without compromising space for my main computer So I started working a completely various style One of the essential features of the brand-new desk was to make specific that my legs and feet are totally free to move around So once I was finished with the style in SketchUp I chose to draw the style on the flooring with masking tape I was able to validate that the door would still open great along with exactly what sort of motion I ‘d be able have with my chair I was likewise able to confirm that the biggest computer system that I own, an Apple IIe, would easily fit on one of the three diagonal areas I also chose to include some other interesting functions For example, I could put triangular shaped shelves at each of the corners below the desk This would be an exceptional location to a Mac Mini, or a battery backup, or any external disk drives without cluttering up the top of the desk So, I’m going to tell you today I’ve decided on a very unconventional building technique Now, I’m not a specialist desk maker, however in such a way that provides me a distinct perspective since when I walk though a hardware store and I take a look at things, in my mind, rather than seeing “Well this is what this piece is created to do”, I can take a look at it from an outside of the box kind of point of view, to state “What can this piece of hardware really do?”, what can it be made to do? And uh, so I’ve created a really various design, for designing furnishings And uh, some individuals who probably make furniture gon na be watching this going like this …

But I believe, you’ll see there’s method to my insanity and I have really specific goals And I have actually chosen to not use some standard strategies for developing desks and I believe you’ll see why I decided to utilize these L shape brackets to hold the peices together, some them weren’t totally 90 degrees so I utilized the vice at work to bend them to a more precise angle So among the benefits to the style I’m using with the brackets is, that the desk is easy to dismantle, I can actually take it apart, and I can move it somewhere. uhm, but the other thing is, is it’s likewise extremely easy to fix, must a part break, it’s quite easy to take that part off and make a brand-new one and put it back on.

These shelves that once held hundreds of iBooks and Macbooks, will now have new purpose as well. I’m going to turn them into a museum. So I’m going to be placing on screen all of my old computer systems and video game systems and electronics and things from the 1970’s and 1980’s I believe they’ll be pretty neat Okay, so this will be a 2 part video, and this is practically the end of part one. Uhm, in part two I’m going to show you uh, more of the building and construction and reveal you more of the secrets and interesting little concepts I have actually created to make this the supreme computer system desk I’m likewise going to try to give you a breakdown of the costs of each kind of material what not that went into making this In addition to a price quote of the time So remain for part two, I think you’re going to find it pretty interesting.