Standup Desk

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Project by CueballRosendaul posted 06-27-2016 10:20 PM 681 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter over at spends a LOT of time in front of her computer and wanted the option to stand up at her desk, especially when tethering her monitor to the camera while doing food photography. To save on floor space and avoid any structural issues with the desk, the best option was to mount it on the wall with a pair of 45° brackets (made of white oak).

The desktop is oak veneer plywood, one layer, but with another layer of the same wood around the perimeter to give it some extra stiffness and a backing for the edge frame made of solid oak. Stain is Michael’s Cherry, and finish is many many coats of Varathane water based poly (hardwood floor finish). The back rests on a cleat mounted to the wall which also served as a convenient spot to attach a power strip. A grommet located on the left half of the top makes routing the cords easier and cleaner than having them hang off the side.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#1 posted 06-27-2016 10:35 PM

Nice Job. Top looks beautiful.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 06-27-2016 10:37 PM

Has a real nice look to it. I’m sure she loves it. Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 06-28-2016 01:06 PM

Very nice. Stand up desks are becoming more popular

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 06-28-2016 03:38 PM

This is a very practical desk and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 06-28-2016 03:51 PM

I really like this – Nice and “clean” looking. Very nicely done. I like the finish too. I’ll have to keep this in mind.

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#6 posted 07-06-2016 11:11 PM

I need one of these

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