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Project by Robster40 posted 09-17-2010 05:03 AM 1582 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been working the past couple of months on renovating my garage, insulation and such, before the snow flies. I hope to have a nice cozy little workshop set up pretty soon, but still have a place to park the cars when I am not working in there. I also had an old computer kicking around in the garage with a Wi-Fi card, so I set it up to stream some music into the garage. It also gave me a computer to do quick searches on the internet regarding anything I might be working on at the time. The other problem was where I was going to put it.

So, from some left over untreated pine fence boards I still had from this past summer’s fence build, I whipped this stand together completely from scratch. It’s the first stand I have built from scratch that didn’t even wobble a tiny bit. It stands almost 6 feet tall to put the monitor at face level (mostly custom designed for me). Since this was a bit of a prototype, I hope to make a new model in the future with an adjustable keyboard tray and an extra shelf for a printer.

The only problem with having a computer in the wood-shop? Dust.

-- Rob, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, newagainedm.blogspot.com





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dakremer

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#1 posted 09-17-2010 05:37 AM

thank god its just a PC and not a Mac…. :) (cool stand – whatever works right?)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 09-17-2010 10:49 AM

Comp in the shop, I like it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dan Hux

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#3 posted 09-17-2010 11:17 AM

great idea,,I have one in my garage, its great for looking up plans, directions, lumberjocks.com. I networked mine , shared the printer so the rest of the house can print in the garage, that way the printer isn’t in the living room and we don’t have to run up and down the stairs to print.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 05:48 PM

nice stand

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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CyBorge

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 05:56 PM

I bet that’s handy. My computer is about as far from the garage as it gets, so if I want to look something up I have to traipse through the entire house to do so.

I’m glad to see the PC up off the floor by more than just an inch or two. It’s still going to get dirty (blow it out often!), but computers seem to get dirtier and dirtier the closer they are to the floor.

Have you thought about laying the box down on its side? You could fit a couple full-sized shelves in there if you did: one for the printer, and one for miscellaneous stuff. There is plenty of space behind the keyboard for that subwoofer (or whatever it is next to the computer). Maybe run all the wires through some tubing to “pretty it up” if you’re into that sort of thing. There’s lots of potential here!

-- "How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?"

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swirt

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#6 posted 09-17-2010 11:08 PM

Great idea. I suggest putting a cloth skirt around it to keep the sawdust out of it as much as possible.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 09-17-2010 11:23 PM

Nice computer stand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 03:39 PM

I like it ! I have often considered putting a spare machine in the shop, I can see many benefits to having it so accessible… Great choice of keyboards too, for the shop environment.. ;-)

Thanks for sharing!

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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