If you been following my (actually very good) ShopNotes blog on my website, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the website custommade.com. I’ve got many jobs from there – good jobs. I highly recommend them to the guy trying to become professional.
About a month ago, a customer didn’t put a job up for bids by makers, as is the usual case there; instead, he just selected me, and said, “Can you make this for me?” Turns out, he wanted rather large mission style computer desk to be used for his motion picture FX business in Manhattan. He wanted a real “showpiece”, could I come up with something? He gave me a good idea of what he was thinking, design-wise, so that was helpful.
So, I came up with this initial concept:
As you can see, quite a “showpiece”!
Well, seems what he meant by the term “showpiece” was that it would be very well done, technically – that is, tight joints, great finish, so on. He thought this was a great design, but not quite right for this venue.
Well, long story short, we came up with this design, that he agreed to:
Still, a very nice concept and design.
I will be delivering this myself (Manhattan is about 6 hours away), as what a pain it is to ship something like this, not to mention worrying about damage. I wanted to meet the guy anyway, and likely procure more business!
I am making this modular – the top will be removable, as will the two sides and front. The front large panel will connect the two sides by threaded rod – borrowing from bed construction methods:
This way, I’ll be able to get this thing up the elevator to his floor and be able to be light enough to be moved by two guys.
Wish me luck!
-- Have a blessed day!