Standup Desktop for my office safe

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Project by CueballRosendaul posted 05-21-2013 06:57 PM 1227 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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#1 posted 05-21-2013 07:14 PM

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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#2 posted 05-22-2013 01:58 AM

Nice project Matt! I think it turned out nicely!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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