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Standup Desktop for my office safe

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Project by CueballRosendaul posted 430 days ago 621 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spend a lot of time pouring over blueprints in my office. I also struggle with some sciatic pain from sitting too long. Thus was born the need to have a standup desktop in my office. I have a short gun safe in the corner that is just the right height but the top is a bumpy powdercoat fiinish. So I built a flat top with a scrap piece of melamine coated particle board leftover from a closet project. Because the surface was a little scratched up, I decided to laminate it with an old blueprint. A good coat of spray adhesive to both surfaces, wrapped the plan around the corners then applied the edging cleats (1x maple). I sprayed on several coats of clear lacquer, and may need to add a few more coats depending on how it holds up under use.

Since the safe is already a good height, I did not see the need to tip the surface up, but is always an option I can add later. The size is about 24” wide and 20” deep. Most of the plans I have to analyze are only 8.5” x 11” or 17”. If I need to do full size 24”x36” blueprints, I have plenty of space at my sit down desk.

-- 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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TheeWoodShed

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#1 posted 430 days ago

Love the project!!! Great way to incorporate several things together! Love the addition to the blue print over the top!!! Makes it have that cool touch to it!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 430 days ago

Nice project Matt! I think it turned out nicely!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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