Standup Shop Desk

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Project by Chris posted 1430 days ago 1593 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I’m working on a project I often find that the the plans, my notes, reference documents, pencils, calculators, whatever always wind up on the bench or the tool I’m working on. I find myself moving them around to make room all the time. So I came up with this small footprint desk on wheels that I can move near where I’m working when I want to or move it away when I need to. It holds a magazine open on the drop down desk, and the magazine and other ‘stuff’ can be pushed back into the desk to close it up if I wanted.
I built the top desk section first, since that was where I felt I was most likely to change stuff. I orignally planned this desk as a protoype that I would recreate in a hardwood, but now that the poplar, MDF, and scrapwood thing is done I don’t feel the urge so much to do it again. After all, it’s for my shop ;-].
It’ tall enough not to kill my back, and small enough to not get in the way so much, with a lot of extra storage. The storage will help, I think, as with the small footprint it is tippier than pretty much anything else I use, but it’s still not bad.
Thanks for looking.

-- Chris

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#1 posted 1430 days ago

Good Job, I think this will prove very useful.

Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 1430 days ago

Nice idea – I like it!

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#3 posted 1429 days ago

Great idea! Love the functionality.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 1429 days ago

I’d say that’s a very handy addition to your shop. Good thinking, because organization always pays off, IMHO.

-- 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 1429 days ago

Great idea and design. You could even keep a small laptop in there and not worry too much about dust getting inside.

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

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#6 posted 1429 days ago

Nice work. I use to work from a standup desk at my job before I retired. Wish it were like this one. Just enough room to do the notes and mobile too. It’s a two for one. Thanks for sharing


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#7 posted 784 days ago

I like this. Good idea, very functional and saves space. Nice execution too.

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