what is a tech desk? Answered

Tech desk or tech deck idk what is it

Asked by Acepilot42 8 years ago

desk re-org

I finally got some perf board and hung my tools on it. no more missing tools. what do you think? does it look like canadian tire? the last pic is what it used to look like

Posted by tech-king 10 years ago

where on a small mixer desk can i fit an on/off foot switch to control effects on /off?

I want to turn on/off the echo effects on a small mixer desk but i do not know where to plug the floor switch in ,on  the desk

Asked by ken murphy53 8 years ago

How to make curved desk legs? Answered

Anybody know how to make curved desk legs like you see on some fancy desks.     I want to design my own but I would like to use legs like this and I don't know what I would need to do. Tools needed, best wood, methods etc... Thanks in advance.

Asked by kh319 6 years ago

question on building a computer desk?

Hey, i'm gonna be building a simple desk for my computer. and i was just wondering if anyone knows what kind of legs i should use for it? also how should i attach the legs to it? bracket, nails, ect. its just gonna be 3/4"x 27"x50" piece of plywood. then i'm gonna make a monitor stand, and a keyboard tray. thanks

Posted by HTF 10 years ago

desk for lounge chair arm?

Looking for a way to mount a small desktop to a lounge chair arm WITHOUT altering the chair.  Have seen things like this... http://www.amazon.com/Smartworks-Pocket-Sofa-Couch-Organizer/dp/B0032JSF4O ...but prefer something a little larger, like the tablet desks you find on lecture hall seats.  Any ideas?  Or if you've come across an Instructable to that effect, please post a link.  Thanks!

Posted by chaburchak 6 years ago

Desk chair with bicycle shock?

Can it be done? I want the shock to be used for the tilt back mechanism. Any suggestions on how it can be accomplished?   I want it to be suitable for up to 150kg (currently I'm at 100, and I'm trying to shed some weight. Thank you all in advance 

Asked by GeorgeK31 1 year ago

Under Desk Lighting

I'm getting ready to purchase a desk with frosted glass surfaces (http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/578355/Realspace-Alluna-Collection-Milk-Glass-L/) and want to add lights of some sort under one of the surfaces so that I can use part of the desk as a lightbox for sorting negatives and slides.  I'm guessing that a fluorescent fixture of some sort would be best, but I need ideas on mounting (there are rails along the front and back of the surfaces that have around a quarter-inch clearance from the rubber offsets that hold the glass), what kind of light to get and how to wire it.  Anyone have any ideas?

Posted by LeftyRodriguez 8 years ago

LEGO (or KNEX, etc) diorama desk

So, I had a cool idea for a desk. I would take the desktop off and cut out the majority of the center of it so it sort of looked like a picture frame. Then I would turn it into a rectangular box on the edges about 6" deep, and then box in the cut out portion. Then I would fill in the center box with some sort of cool LEGO diorama (or anything you want). Add in some cool lighting and slap a piece of glass on the top and it could be pretty sweet. Comments/suggestions? I also need to figure out if I should buy a desk and modify it or just build my own.

Posted by Zacharoni 8 years ago

What material is my desk made out of? Answered

In the picture you can see my desk (sorry for bad pics.) I wan't to sort of build some stuff on to it and I want to use the same material  but I don't know what the material is made out of or where to buy it. I think it is wood coated in some sort of plastic but I don't know. I wouldn't call it bumpy but its not smooth ether. If you need a better pic just ask. Anybody know what it is?

Asked by DBMods 7 years ago

How can I make a (relatively) simple adjustable height desktop?

When I was working in tech support many moons ago, the office had these great adjustable desks. If you wanted to stand up while working you could raise the keyboard and monitor up to a standing height and if you got tired of standing, they would lower down. There was a motor that did the raising and lowering on those desks. I'd like to make something similar in the simplest way possible. Bonus points if the solution can be placed on top of an existing desk and still work.

Asked by EmmettO 6 years ago

Floating Desk

I've been thinking about making a desk for my new room. The best place for it would be to put in a a corner. I'm looking at dimensions of 41x21". What i want to do is make it floating so that i wouldn't have leg posts in my way. I've seen elsewhere floating shelves made from interior doors and was thinking about incorporating that into my desk design.  What i want to do is cut an interior door to this 41x21" dimension. Then hang it up just like you would a floating shelf. Because it's in a corner i would have the advantage of being able to cleat not only the back but also one of the sides. Once i had it in place i planned to put a supporting bracket on the floating side for a little extra support.  I just wanted to know what other people thought of this idea. Would it make a sturdy enough desk, or should i use a different material than the door?

Posted by ProRock 5 years ago

is my desk frame strong enough?

Hey guys. i'm making a desk that's 90in x 30in x 30in.. i will be using a piece of MDF that's 94in x 30in x 3/4in. i plan on using 2 x 4's for  the back and right side of the frame and screwing them to the wall studs. the rest of the frame will be made with 2 x 2's. i plan on using the space mainly as a computer desk. fully loaded i'm estimating about maybe 100lbs on the desktop at one time. i attached some pictures of the my current plans for now as well as the sketchup file. so that you guys know what i'm talking about.. my question is.. do you guys think the frame is strong enough to hold the desktop and about 100lbs of random stuff. thanks in advance.

Posted by NodozFi2eak 4 years ago

Would a floating desk made made with an interior door be practical, or should i find a sturdier material?

I've been thinking about making a desk for my new room. The best place for it would be to put in a a corner. I'm looking at dimensions of 41x21". What i want to do is make it floating so that i wouldn't have leg posts in my way. I've seen elsewhere floating shelves made from interior doors and was thinking about incorporating that into my desk design. What i want to do is cut an interior door to this 41x21" dimension. Then hang it up just like you would a floating shelf. Because it's in a corner i would have the advantage of being able to cleat not only the back but also one of the sides. Once i had it in place i planned to put a supporting bracket on the floating side for a little extra support. I just wanted to know what other people thought of this idea. Would it make a sturdy enough desk, or should i use a different material than the door?

Asked by ProRock 5 years ago

Glass Desk

So I'm in the middle of this rebuild of this stand up desk that I am finally getting around to. Now I tore off the old laminate, it was cracked so on, and so on. Now I was going to just put new laminate on it however, I sanded down the wood directly below and while I was rearranging my shop I  placed some glass I had laying around on top of it. Looking at it I realized I wanted to put glass on it instead of laminate.... (Thought process incase anyone is interested.... No one? Okay moving on.) Two questions.  One What type of glass should I use for the desk. I know tempered glass is safer, however I also know it will break much easier. Plus, the glass wont be floating with nothing below it so its not like if it does break glass will go everywhere if I use normal glass. And I don't want to use plexiglass because I don't want to have to deal with scratches.   Two Can I go to Home Depot and get glass cut to my dimensions needed for the desk?

Posted by Korndog 6 years ago

how much weight can a large L-shape wall bracket support?

I want to build a desk using L shape brackets and a Large piece of wood. or perspex. Now how much weight can each of these brackets support and how many should I use If euipment I have weighs around 10 - 20 kilogramms. 

Asked by enoted 7 years ago

What is the best way to have two computer set ups in the same room without wasting space?

I'm moving in a week and I have my computer and my fiancee's computer in the office and we both need new desks.  I want something that is durable and can withstand the hours of gaming that it will endure.  As of now I don't have any tools or construction experience or time to build it.  What is a good solution for saving space, and looking good?  Side note: it'd be great if there was a glass top where the keyboard and mouse pulled out...

Asked by McElmire 8 years ago

Help Needed: How would i make a 3-Section Floating Computer Desk (horizontal-diagonal-vertical)

I recently came upon the idea to build a floating or wall-mounted desk/workstation. I  am a graphic artist and use my computer area for computer research, drawing on my computer, drawing in sketchpads, printing/scanning, etc. its essentially my art-station.... So the idea came to give myself more room to get my work done, while at the same time not "crowding" my room, which isnt huge to begin with, since I don't have access to a separate office space. This idea could potentially give me enough space to draw and use my computer without having to constantly move things around to fit my materials. It would also allow for more leg room, as i could use my computer chair to roll through my entire area with no interference. I have a rough idea of how this might be able to work, but as i have never done any DIY projects, i figured i'd ask the more experienced people on here for their advice or opinions on the concept itself. and maybe if i am lucky i can get some recommendations on materials. i am VERY new to this and am running just on concept and basic logic; So the concept here is to have 3 pieces of wood, two of them will be 4' x 1' 6" ((48in x 18in)) and the center piece would be 4' 6" x 1' 7.5" ((54in x 19.5in)) however i would need to actually measure it out to make sure on that last one as i just did some quick math to scale of my drawings...  i have a diagonal wall in my room that connects to a horizontal and a vertical wall, which i plan to build the floating desk on. i included a diagram of how i plan to cut and connect the pieces (cutting off triangular pieces from each board should allow them to fit like a puzzle, to which i have to then find a way to attach them). Now, my question is, does this plan look doable. i feel it will be alot less expensive then buying a desk and i will have much more room for what i need. what would i need to support the desk? i would like to make this without legs if possible. while making it as sturdy as possible of course.... and i plan to add a sliding keyboard holder....i will not have many heavy things on top of the desk as shown on my diagrams, the heaviest thing would be an iMac which doesnt weigh much. i would also most likely stain the word a mahogany/reddish toned wood color. so i am looking for a sturdy would that can be stained fairly easily.... ((i will also cut a semi-circle hole on one of the boars for wires to go through, although i will have minimal wiring. I was thinking of using those L-shaped bracket things they sell at Home Depot to support the wood to the wall... they come at a maximum size of about 12 inches i believe....  Does anyone foresee any problems i might run into? any suggestions? is there some materials i should purchase. i have access to a power drill, and materials/machines to cut the diagonal/triangular cuts off of the wood. so yea, did i miss anything.. again sorry, this is my first DIY idea ever...!

Posted by PJ_Graphix 5 years ago

How do I change my desktop without spending too much money?

I found a nice desk that fits perfectly in the small space I have for it, yet it's big enough for my multiple monitors. The problem is that the veneer (a plasticky thin top) has a horrible color and it's also stained. So I want to change the desktop color (to white) by using some sort of contact or adhesive paper, but I went to Home Depot and Lowes, and they only have that thin kitchen contact paper, which is very prone to scratches.Is there something I can use to put on top of my desktop to change the color, but resistant enough to use it without any protection. I don't want to spend too much money and I don't have the room to actually change the veneer. Any suggestions?

Posted by cronopia 8 years ago

any ideas or plans for a mac desk?

With a couple of drawers and integrated iphone dock and usb hub. not some cheapo desk but a decent goodlooking desk? thx wes

Asked by noizewes 9 years ago

looking for plans or ideas for a mac desk ?

With a couple of drawers and integrated iphone dock and usb hub. not some cheapo desk but a decent goodlooking desk? thx wes

Asked by noizewes 9 years ago

Cool IKEA Standing Desk Hacks

My coworkers and I lately have gotten into the standing desk craze but don't want to pay $600+ for a desk online. We rounded up some cool hacks from other sites using IKEA furniture parts. Check it out! http://priceonomics.com/desks/ikea/#standing-desk -Daniel

Posted by danonwire 5 years ago

auto desk? Answered

Evidently I will not be able to use auto desk to build a pcb as my sytem is windows 7,32bit not 64

Asked by wildcard1 12 months ago

how to build a pipe desk?

I would like to use galavanized water pipe to make a computer desk that goes as high as my ceiling (shelves).

Asked by gman1322 8 years ago

4.5 volt led desk lamp to usb port? Answered

Can a 4.5 volt 3 aaa batery led desk lamp be powered from a usb port? Does the .5 volts make any difference?

Asked by sctirvn687 6 years ago

Standing Desks in US Schools

A few schools in Minnesota are experimenting with standing desks in schools. Instead of the typical cramped desk that kids fidget at, these desks are much higher so that kids stand while using them. There's also a swinging footrest to put one foot.The advantages touted are: - More activity for kids, making them more attentive, less fidgety, and more awake - Teachers don't have to bend way down to help studentsRight now it's all an experiment with the kids being studied to see how well they respond to it. To be honest, I'm curious about trying this out as well. Eric uses a stand-up desk at home, but I'd be willing to experiment with a stand-up desk for all-day use. Has anyone else tried this? Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Wires near a desk

I have a desk near my bed with the power strip on the other side of the desk. There's also my keyboard on the desk, so I have no problems in making the wires of my PC, phone, MP3 and 3DS chargers pass behind it so that they are hidden from view. I generally place my PC on the back of the keyboard and charge it, then everything else on top of either it or the keyboard. However, the things on the keyboard are quite ugly to the eye, while on the PC they clog. Also, it's always a pain to take the wire of the right charger (expecially in the dark), given that they are longer than the length of the desk, and if I roll them up they take up too much space. I was thinking of doing something to place those things on the side of the desk and fix the cables there. The problem is, I don't want to drill holes or anything like that, so I'm gonna stick with physics-fixed stuff or tape. What could I do that wouldn't be too bad to the eye?

Posted by Leodip 3 years ago

Desk-turned-School Bag from waste cardboard box

Hello, I am working with one of the NGO in India which is working for the education of underprivileged kids in the slums.I want to make school bag-turned-writing desk for the children since they cannot afford to buy a school bag.Can anyone please help me in this please ?? 

Posted by abhijeet1 4 months ago

Steering wheel desk

From the MAKE blog, comes a pass-through of a product available on Amazon. The steering-wheel latch-on table itself is fairly pedestrian (pun intended), but the legalese is just delightful. Read it for yourself at http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/09/re-make_simple_elegant_handy_steeri.html .And before you comment, please keep in mind those orbital lasers. I have access to the launch codes, and have no qualms about using them.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

Does anyone think they could make an instructable on making a hidden desk

Here is an example if what im talking about: http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/best-today-photos-27.jpg?w=500&h=1627

Asked by TheCrow6650 7 years ago

Turn a Monitor into a Drawing Tablet and mount it in desk

I'm rebuilding my entire basement office this summer and I've had an idea for a really cool tablet substitute.  I'd love to be able to mount a monitor in my desk and get an overlay for it to allow for me to use a tablet pen on it.  I have a vague idea of how I want to do it, but I'm hoping that you guys can help me come up with a sturdy way of mounting it in the desk and where I can get an overlay that isn't touch sensitive (this is going to have my hands on it when I'm typing, then when I need the tablet function, I'll move my keyboard over), but responds to a pen. Thanks for helping!

Posted by daboys 3 years ago

Material for table/desk top?

I am going to use milk crates (Spray painted silver) for the legs but I need a cool top I can use. This is mainly as a TV stand for a computer that I can put a chair under. I need a cool material that I can spray paint. or a glass/metal.

Asked by 9 years ago

Desk mounted hifi amp? Answered

So I've just moved back from uni, and have encountered a couple of relocation problems - my beloved turntable won't fit on my shelves. So I'm planning on keeping it on my desk, but there's another problem, the amp that goes with it (Technics SUZ11) is shallower than the turntable, so if I stack them, the turntable is very prone to skipping from vibrations in the table (even if I just move my laptop a bit). So what I was thinking, was put the turntable on the desk, mount the amp underneath, have a joyously neat workspace? :)  I was looking at this instructable:. There are vents on the top and bottom of the amp, so airflow shouldn't be a problem, but I am worried about the weight (and ripping the mounting screws out of the table). I'd probably be sticking it on a cheap IKEA desk, which is made like this: Table top: Height 4cm Top: Fibreboard, Acrylic paint Frame: Particleboard, ABS plastic Filling material: Paper Bottom: Fibreboard Is it likely that I would encounter any problems? Or are there any other suggestions on how to do this? I've seen some CPU racks which  hold the unit in place with heavy duty straps, but these all seem inordinately expensive...

Asked by clairey 6 years ago

I,once, viewed a project making a desk/work,station out of metal shelving, such as could be found in awarehouse. I downloaded it, but, seem to have lost it.

I want to built the project I downloaded ,but, lost. It used metallic shelving. It was perfect for my space. I have looked long and hard ,  but do not find it. Any help is appreciated. Will

Posted by Hagomahr1 2 years ago

Door upcycle need help hiding hinge area

I am trying to make a desk out of a hollow core door. I want to fill in the hinge areas before painting or put something there after painting to make them look nice. any ideas? I haven't found any online and I've spent hours looking.

Posted by BrookeF 9 months ago

how much weight can mdf support? Answered

I have a table i built from an instructions on here. but the legs arent that sturdy. so i was going to put new legs on ikea ones and replace the wood ones. i was wondering if i need support beams.its a computer desk 2 monitors keyboard mouse and 2 medium speakers or should i not worry about the weight and it will be fine without the beams? the board is 2x4 ft mdf the legs are about 27 inch tall

Asked by nightninja87 2 years ago

How do I stablize a small laptop so I can write while traveling on a cummuter bus?

I have a one-hour commute on the city bus to work. I would like to work on my laptop, but cannot stablize it in my lap during the bumpy ride. How can I build a small portable tray that can hook to the seat in front of me, with vibration suppression (rubber shock absorbers)?

Asked by 8 years ago

What is the cheapest way to build a desk?

I only have basic tools, too.

Asked by Queenoftheknownuniverse 8 years ago

Electric Standing Desk Controller for Direct Control?

Does anyone know what the controller is for most of the electric standing desks? I have a Jarvis and it seems that it uses the same controller as the GeekDesk. The box appears to have an RJ11 serial connection that is not used in the desk operation, I am wondering if that is whats used to program the controller board, and if so perhaps I can enable direct serial control for setting desk heights from my pc. Has anyone tinkered with this by chance?

Asked by jeyton 2 years ago

how to make a water powered desk light ? Answered

I had i kit that was a water powered clock but is there an instructables on how to make a water powered desk light   please give links 

Asked by sonic broom 4 years ago

How do I make my desk "un-cluttered" (things I could make to fit on/around desk)

Ny ideas on things I could make to fit on/around desk? My desk is a cluttered mess! Please help- all contributions greatly appreciated

Posted by crzyns 10 years ago

desk top tesla coil?

Has anyone evor made a desk top teslacoil or one thats powerd by a 9volt batery with a DC AC converter?

Asked by lookwhatjoeysmaking 6 years ago

Office - Under Desk Accent Lighting? Answered

I have two of the Mikael Ikea desks which I use for my computer setup in my office/bedroom, the room has a four color scheme of red, green black and silver. I was hoping to add accent lighting underneath each of the desks, preferably blue or green. I wanted to know your opinions of what type of lighting or methods to use? Ideally it would cost under 50 pounds.Desk in question : http://s2.thisnext.com/media/230x230_no_border/IKEA-Desks-MIKAEL_51B37A9B.jpg

Asked by cosgrove 8 years ago

New Desk Design

I am currently design a desk for myself and I am wondering about some ideas, maybe some of u can contribute. The image of my current design is in the pdf. The 2 white spaces on the right are draws. I have made space for cable management. It is currently 1500x750x150cm The desk will float at between 800 and 760cm above the ground. thanks kirk

Posted by enoted 7 years ago

Desk chair fix? Answered

So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8859/imag0020b.jpg http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8730/imag0022h.jpg How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)

Asked by Doubleagent 6 years ago

Portable, Tiltable Art Desk?

One of my biggest problems with full size art desks is that they never seem to be stable. They wobble around and it quite an annoyance of mine. What I would like to know, is is there any way I could make a lap desk that could stand on its own and raise up and down without me having to jam it into my gut to hold it up? I've looked around and haven't found exactly what I'm looking for...

Posted by ultranima 9 years ago

Executive Gear

Check out some of Dale Mathis' beautiful gear art, including this $21,000 Executive Desk, with running gears and integrated desk drawer.Don't forget to check out the video of the desk in action!link via InventorSpot Edit: found some more! Here's another video, this time a coffee table; and a page on HGTV that is almost an Instructable for how to build a cool zodiac astronomical clock!

Posted by Patrik 9 years ago

Custom outlets?

I'm planning to build a new computer desk with space inside to manage cables. I would like to include various ports on the side edges of the desk itself (power outlets, USB, hdmi, etc). What could I use to fit these outlets in place and look flush with the desk? I would like to come up with something somewhat modular, so that I can add or remove them as I upgrade my PC.

Posted by Xeriel 5 years ago