I´ve done some acoustic treatment of my project studio recently with great help of all the information collected in this forum. So at first some huge thanks to all the people sharing their knowledge and experiences with us!
I found my old workdesk causing some nasty reflections and comb filtering at my listening position.After doing some research for a replacement desk with a smaller acoustical footprint, I got drawn into the idea of building my own custom desk.
Now that it´s done, I decided to give back some to the fellow gearslutz and post some pictures and infos – maybe this is of interest for some people around.
So here we go:
This is the old desk.
I decided to use it´s metal frame as a stand for the new one.
The main surface of the new desk is designed to hold my actual setup of Mackie Control Units, plus another "slot", currently covered with a blind. The reason for this is I will buy another Extender in the future which will then go there.
This surface is also angeled about 18 degrees, so the waves being reflected are not meeting at the listening position but somewhat further behind... hopefully ;-)
The desk is made out of OSB, 21mm in thickness and treated with transparent scumble.
The look is somewhat unfinished and "rough", more like a workbench than some elegant piece of furniture – but that´s exactly what I wanted because that´s where I´m working, not lounging ;-)
As soon as i have some time I´ll do some measurements to find out if my acoustical asumptions turned out to be realistic ;-)