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Old 06-07-2015, 01:10 PM   #11
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Oh man- you have no idea how creative this is for me! And more so to tackle the idea from start to finish on my own. I'm pretty happy.

Even if I do get periodic doses of humble pie... Like why bother checking my drawing for measurements, I'm sure 13" is correct (on one of the most visible cuts if done wrong!):
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I ended up cutting a 1/4" strip to tuck into the back. 2/3 of it freehand because I don't own any clamps deep enough to clamp down my guide. It's not perfect, but I'm MUCH happier:
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Or getting lucky that the drawers are still accessible because I didn't check that before designing and building the whole grand plan. Fortunately, that worked out:
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And it's always a fun day when I get to bust out my Japanese pull saw:
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:11 PM   #12
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ependydad-That looks great! If you only need to recut one piece of wood for the project, that's not bad. Let us know how it works out with the dresser drawer being able to still function. The girls look pretty happy and well tended to, so you can't be TOO consumed with the project.

Welp, it was 2. See below. One very visible one was cut too short. I'm too cheap and lazy (our out of time) to go buy another board, so a quarter inch sliver at the back will have to fix me up.
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:25 PM   #13
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Question - do you have a TV in your bedroom? If it is HDMI, you could use it as a monitor.

Also, take a look at this new keyboard. If you touch type, this IS the keyboard you want (I beta tested a pre-production unit and it is awesome!)

https://waytools.com

I have not started the design yet, but I was thinking of making a U-shaped box desktop that would house a mounted 27" monitor. I like your ideas though and will probably shamelessly steal them once we get the Cardinal and I have a idea on how much space I will have to work with
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I do, but it's current placement is too high for use (above the window). The TV mount is high enough that getting the TV out of it is a challenge. AND- with the cable, Roku Stick, there's just too much of a hassle to moving it. I already have the 2nd monitor for my home office desk. It doesn't hurt to carry it along.

I think one of my buddies got in on the Kickstarter for the Waytools keyboard. I need a full-size ergonomic keyboard to be comfortable and not in pain after a few days of work. This desk setup will be used at least 4 days a week and for 10+ hours per day.

I should get this thing assembled tonight (unless my buddy happens to offer to stain it and I'd be a fool to not let him!). I'll post pictures of the final product with equipment in place.
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:45 PM   #15
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I do, but it's current placement is too high for use (above the window). The TV mount is high enough that getting the TV out of it is a challenge. AND- with the cable, Roku Stick, there's just too much of a hassle to moving it. I already have the 2nd monitor for my home office desk. It doesn't hurt to carry it along.

I think one of my buddies got in on the Kickstarter for the Waytools keyboard. I need a full-size ergonomic keyboard to be comfortable and not in pain after a few days of work. This desk setup will be used at least 4 days a week and for 10+ hours per day.

I should get this thing assembled tonight (unless my buddy happens to offer to stain it and I'd be a fool to not let him!). I'll post pictures of the final product with equipment in place.
Looking forward to seeing your completed design!! And I will steal shamelessly
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:08 PM   #16
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Or getting lucky that the drawers are still accessible because I didn't check that before designing and building the whole grand plan.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good!
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:28 PM   #17
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So here's where I'm at. My buddy ruined the main piece while routing it. So I had to run to Home Depot and get a new board; but, that meant I got to fix my cut from earlier properly.

Here it is almost done:
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And me pretending to work (har-har how's that differ bet from a normal day?):
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And here it is closed up:
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I have decided on a simple leg for supporting the keyboard desk. I've bought a pair of dowels and have cut down a piece of 1x4. I'm going to keep it in place on the top with Velcro.

And lastly, for all of the measurements I took- I still messed up and the drawer is running into part of the window hardware. I need to cut a bit out for that to work, but that'll be easy. I've got it marked.
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And me pretending to work (har-har how's that differ bet from a normal day?):
I LOVE work. I can sit and watch it for hours!
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How tight of a squeeze is it getting out of the chair and then opening the door?
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:07 PM   #20
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How tight of a squeeze is it getting out of the chair and then opening the door?

It's more of a squeeze getting around the chair between the dresser and end of bed. I usually push back, stand up, and then fold the chair before going anywhere.

Otherwise, the door open/closed just fine behind me when I'm seated.
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