|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 09-15-2016 05:30 PM||1306 views||13 times favorited||23 comments|
Another one of those pieces that you can neither buy nor find an image of on the internet! (until now at least.) This one came about because someone wanted a stand up desk that would fit on their desk top. They were using the computer at an angle on one end of the desk, so I thought I’d create a booster desk that could go on the corner of the desk. See below.
Maybe I like to over complicate things, or maybe something inside me likes to create something unique when I can. I wanted the desk to have adjustable height options and I wanted to keep it as ‘open’ as possible. I found this online, but it was too boxy and in the center of the work space. See below.
So I made two sides which are held together with a rabbet joint and braced by diagonal ribs on the inside. These, plus the height adjusting ribs are spaced 1 inch apart. The desk tables themselves are made of 3/4 in. plywood with pine edging. Much of the edging was cut offs from previous projects. (Save EVERYTHING!)
I also wanted to make the mouse pad table retractable. I checked first to be sure the user was right handed, then I started the design process. (Yes indeed, I did not have this all completely planned out before cutting wood.) The best way was to make it swing out. If the table had been square I would have made a sliding drawer type of affair. Originally I wanted it to be held in the retracted and out positions by rare earth magnets, but they didn’t work, so I added a bullet catch to the mouse table and two catches underneath the main table. (bullet catches not shown :-( )
I finished this with spray lacquer.
Below, mandatory clamp up pictures.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!