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Project by Kenns posted 05-13-2011 01:37 PM 3277 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Stand Up desk for a Minister friend of mine who likes to write his sermons standing up, while having all his reference materials at hand. The over all dimensions are close to 46” high, 30” deep and 66” long. Materials are Honduras Mahogony primary wood, Maple base, Poplar secondary and some birch plywood for the interior surfaces. The writing surfaces have black cowhide leather inserts. I put in a couple of secret storage spaces to make more fun to build.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....





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christopheralan

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#1 posted 05-13-2011 02:33 PM

Wow, that is a great design and great selection of woods! Looks great!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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getlostinwood

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#2 posted 05-13-2011 04:38 PM

Great piece, I’ve wanted a stand up desk for years, this will certainly be a part of my planning

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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prompt

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#3 posted 05-13-2011 05:55 PM

very nice table. Black insert cowhide very decorated table. Good job Kenns.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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ChrisJ

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#4 posted 05-14-2011 03:07 AM

This is awesome! I’m planning on making a standing desk as well and have been trolling the internet looking for designs. So far, this is a finalist! I just hope I mine will look half as good.

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#5 posted 05-14-2011 03:44 AM

Ken,

This is quite unique. Very nice workmanship. It looks like it could play double duty as a pulpit!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Topapilot

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#6 posted 05-15-2011 08:30 PM

Ken,
Excellent work! I have a question about the center section; there seems to be a pull out for a keyboard, but the fold up center top seems to be made for a laptop. Is it ment to be used with a laptop and keyboard, or am I not seeing it correctly? How did you choose the over all hight?
Thanks,
Topapilot

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Kenns

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#7 posted 05-16-2011 07:14 PM

Topapilot,
Thanks for the comments. I chose the heights by taking measurements directly from my client and what was comfortable for him. As I recall, the keyboard height was about 2 inches lower than his elbow while standing in front of the desk. We added the stretchers to enable him to rest one or the other of his feet as he needed to change positions occasionally. He has a bad back and needs that flexibility. The stretcher is actually removable and reversable should any wear occur during use.
The unit was actually designed for use with his lap top. He has a docking station and likes to use a full sized keyboard; hence, the keyboard pull-out drawer. He places a monitor on the flat shelf to the upper left of the fold-up center section. The center fold up section is designed to hold reference materials: papers, books, etc.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 05-17-2011 05:28 PM

That’s a very nice desk. I like the design and it looks very useful. Looks like it could easily adapted for a computer or laptop.

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

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