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Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


Lawnie posted:

Has anyone else with the Husky adjustable desk affixed anything custom to the bottom of the tabletop? I want to make a rack to hang my tower from, but Iím not sure how to go about it exactly.

I'm not sure what kind of tools you have access to, or what kind of case you have, but if I were to decide I wanted to go hard on affixing my computer underneath my desk, I would probably consider:
* drilling 2-4 holes in the top of the case (with no components inside, obv)
* long bolts, bolt head inside case (upside down)
* very large, wide surface-area washers inside the case against the bolthead
* lockwasher outside the case
* nut outside the case (to keep the bolt affixed to the case, for installing)
* drill a hole pattern through the desk
* large fender washer above the desktop
* lockwasher above the fender washer
* nut

Could get away with locknuts instead of lockwashers.

The downside to this approach is that you will have those nuts/bolts sticking above the desk a little. You may hate that aesthetic, or need the entire desktop smooth for other reasons. Also not all cases would work for this; obviously anything with a top fan would be right out.

While I'm sure it would be safe to find some sort of cage/rack and just screw it to the underside of the desk, I like doing dumb things I guess

Edit: Oh, you said you'd want to make a rack. Hmm, I'm not sure how I would go about making one per se - I feel like everything I ever make out of wood looks janky, so I'd probably go industrial and look at either making it out of pipe/fittings, or threaded rod and flatstock.

I wonder if there are pre-made cages you could buy and just affix to the bottom of the desk.

I'd think no matter what it was, I'd want it to be very open for airflow reasons.

Zarin fucked around with this message at 15:05 on Jun 18, 2020

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Lawnie
Sep 5, 2006

That is my helmet
Give it back
you are a lion
It doesn't even fit


Grimey Drawer

Zarin posted:

I'm not sure what kind of tools you have access to, or what kind of case you have, but if I were to decide I wanted to go hard on affixing my computer underneath my desk, I would probably consider:
* drilling 2-4 holes in the top of the case (with no components inside, obv)
* long bolts, bolt head inside case (upside down)
* very large, wide surface-area washers inside the case against the bolthead
* lockwasher outside the case
* nut outside the case (to keep the bolt affixed to the case, for installing)
* drill a hole pattern through the desk
* large fender washer above the desktop
* lockwasher above the fender washer
* nut

Could get away with locknuts instead of lockwashers.

The downside to this approach is that you will have those nuts/bolts sticking above the desk a little. You may hate that aesthetic, or need the entire desktop smooth for other reasons. Also not all cases would work for this; obviously anything with a top fan would be right out.

While I'm sure it would be safe to find some sort of cage/rack and just screw it to the underside of the desk, I like doing dumb things I guess

Itís not a bad idea for a more permanent installation, but Iím looking more toward grabbing some angle iron and screwing it into the bottom to make few L-shaped brackets to set it on.

E: to add, have access to a battery powered drill and assorted bits, plenty of other basic tools as well. I can cut bar stock at work if I need to.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


Lawnie posted:

Itís not a bad idea for a more permanent installation, but Iím looking more toward grabbing some angle iron and screwing it into the bottom to make few L-shaped brackets to set it on.

E: to add, have access to a battery powered drill and assorted bits, plenty of other basic tools as well. I can cut bar stock at work if I need to.

They have nut inserts for wood. Might help in this case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wifYMPWB1IE

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Nap Ghost

The problem with the screws-only approach is that your case becomes the weakest load bearing point still so if you have a flimsy aluminum full tower case you're hoping to hold up possibly 40+ lbs worth of equipment strapped to the top panel's strength to withstand deforming. You'd want to have a reinforcing bar or rigid plate on the inside of the case that can bear the sustained weight indefinitely beyond the washers and nuts. I'd advocate for something like this guy

Also, here's my adjustable desk. Takes way too much effort to conceal cables I tell ya, and with a table this long and with this much weight on it I'm not about to test the motor load capacity.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


That under desk holder is cool.

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Anyone have reccs for non-ikea butcher blocks/counters /etc to use as a desk top (costs an extra $200 for Ikea to ship to where I am)? Ideally at a similar price point or less, ie ~150/160 for a 62"-68" top. All y'alls standing desks have convinced me to finally buy a frame (and some back pain...).

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



foutre posted:

Anyone have reccs for non-ikea butcher blocks/counters /etc to use as a desk top (costs an extra $200 for Ikea to ship to where I am)? Ideally at a similar price point or less, ie ~150/160 for a 62"-68" top. All y'alls standing desks have convinced me to finally buy a frame (and some back pain...).

just find yourself a lumber store/supplier I guess? Maybe a kitchen/cabinetry supply?

disaster pastor
May 1, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Ok Comboomer posted:

just find yourself a lumber store/supplier I guess? Maybe a kitchen/cabinetry supply?

Yeah, there might even be a special fancy countertop store near you. But I just got this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-7...AS-US/206497844

Home Depot sucks, so hopefully you can find something else, but that's an option.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008


Still happy with my Husky adjustable workbench.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



disaster pastor posted:

Yeah, there might even be a special fancy countertop store near you. But I just got this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-7...AS-US/206497844

Home Depot sucks, so hopefully you can find something else, but that's an option.

3000 pound holding capacity on that workbench......I think I found my new ideal fishtank base.

Lawnie
Sep 5, 2006

That is my helmet
Give it back
you are a lion
It doesn't even fit


Grimey Drawer

necrobobsledder posted:

The problem with the screws-only approach is that your case becomes the weakest load bearing point still so if you have a flimsy aluminum full tower case you're hoping to hold up possibly 40+ lbs worth of equipment strapped to the top panel's strength to withstand deforming. You'd want to have a reinforcing bar or rigid plate on the inside of the case that can bear the sustained weight indefinitely beyond the washers and nuts. I'd advocate for something like this guy

Also, here's my adjustable desk. Takes way too much effort to conceal cables I tell ya, and with a table this long and with this much weight on it I'm not about to test the motor load capacity.



Ah yeah thatís the load bearing configuration I was going to do myself, but $50 is hard to beat for the VEVO thing. I have their monitor arm and itís really good quality for what I paid.

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Nap Ghost

foutre posted:

Anyone have reccs for non-ikea butcher blocks/counters /etc to use as a desk top (costs an extra $200 for Ikea to ship to where I am)? Ideally at a similar price point or less, ie ~150/160 for a 62"-68" top. All y'alls standing desks have convinced me to finally buy a frame (and some back pain...).
The table top in my photo is this one and together with the $230 for the desk frame it was a lot cheaper than the 72" adjustable desks I saw online. I prefer this top over ones I've seen from Ikea because it's solid wood(-ish) instead of particle board with some laminate veneer over it nor a really heavy block that cost substantially more. Also, this is Covid era and I had a hell of a time buying anything from Ikea these past months because I bought 5 items and I received 3 of them and wound up having to wait another 4 weeks in the end to order the 2 I should have gotten.

The other option I was considering was going to be like $350+ for a live edge slab that would have taken like 5 coats of varnish and oil and frankly I don't want to go through that.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008


foutre posted:

Anyone have reccs for non-ikea butcher blocks/counters /etc to use as a desk top (costs an extra $200 for Ikea to ship to where I am)? Ideally at a similar price point or less, ie ~150/160 for a 62"-68" top. All y'alls standing desks have convinced me to finally buy a frame (and some back pain...).

Home depot and Lowe's both sell finished tops for workbenches around that price.

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Cool, thanks for all the links/advice. I'll check some local lumberyards first, and if that doesn't work check out some of the links y'all sent. Excited to have a standing desk!

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

New curved displays and mount + recently purchased peripherals.

I had to upgrade since "going out" is no longer a thing.

Deviant
Sep 26, 2003

I wanted orange.

It gave me lemon-lime.



Nap Ghost

I have the vivo under desk thing.

Get it.

llibja
Sep 13, 2007



Another thumbs up for the Husky adjustable height worktable, this is the 72 inch version. Just waiting on some straps to tuck that bundle of cables behind the right leg. A+ would buy again.

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


llibja posted:

Another thumbs up for the Husky adjustable height worktable, this is the 72 inch version. Just waiting on some straps to tuck that bundle of cables behind the right leg. A+ would buy again.



Ugh, I've been watching Home Depot's site to try to get the 46" version in white, but so far it's never been in stock since it was mentioned here. Also, I didn't know that Husky was Home Depot's store brand until like yesterday when I was trying to find it being sold elsewhere.

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


I will never trust a person who engages in "cable management" at home.

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Nap Ghost

You have no option when you have cats. Either that or you donít mind them electrocuting themselves

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013

Ready To Ruck!





necrobobsledder posted:

You have no option when you have cats. Either that or you don’t mind them electrocuting themselves

Same with kids.

I've got 2 cable cages under my desk that house my power strips because my kid kept crawling under the desk attempting to unplug stuff

Pr0kjayhawk
Nov 30, 2002

Zoom Zoom, motherfuckers


llibja posted:

Another thumbs up for the Husky adjustable height worktable, this is the 72 inch version. Just waiting on some straps to tuck that bundle of cables behind the right leg. A+ would buy again.



drat! I thought this was going to be the smart alternative for me but it only goes up to 42". That seems too low for most, right? The uplift desk goes up to 50" (at 3x the cost).

3D Megadoodoo posted:

I will never trust a person who engages in "cable management" at home.

Did you accidentally find your way into this thread or did you seek it out?

Pr0kjayhawk fucked around with this message at 20:20 on Jun 28, 2020

Brain Issues
Dec 16, 2004

lol

Pr0kjayhawk posted:

drat! I thought this was going to be the smart alternative for me but it only goes up to 42". That seems too low for most, right? The uplift desk goes up to 50" (at 3x the cost).


Did you accidentally find your way into this thread or did you seek it out?

42" would be too low for many people I think.

I'm only 5'10" and the perfect standing desk height for me is 43". I have the Uplift Commercial C frame.

Daric
Dec 23, 2007

Shawn:
Do you really want to know my process?

Lassiter:
Absolutely.

Shawn:
Well it starts with a holla! and ends with a Creamsicle.


I switched from a Razer membrane keyboard to a mechanical today with Cherry MX Brown switches, which I realize are not even the lightest ones, and the difference is incredible. Typing is actually fun now and not a chore like it was before.

I got the Durgod Taurus for $100 and I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

reL
May 20, 2007


3D Megadoodoo posted:

I will never trust a person who engages in "cable management" at home.

Helluva take. I mean, what if I just want my desk or TV area to not look like crap?

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



3D Megadoodoo posted:

I will never trust a person who engages in "cable management" at home.

somebody clearly hasnít been introduced to the phrase ďliving like poo pooĒ

(while weíre all engaged in reminiscing about the good times in the forums, Ďlest they blow away)

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Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.




The mass of cords about my e-station make me feel vary Lain-level cyberpunk, where the general distress about the rest of my apartment is reflective of the shrine-like nature of the items of central importance.

Of course, this is because my apartment is a total gooncave and I'm always worried about the chairs destroying some cords. Still, with the VR setup it feels pretty cool for the brief time you're not thinking about the setup in a macro sense.

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