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DIY Studio Desk
Old 6th September 2011
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DIY Studio Desk

My dad and I build a desk for my studio this weekend. We are really happy with the result and wanted to share some pictures from the construction. It's made it from 3 sheets of MDF and 2 x 4's. I'll add more pictures when I paint it and add the rack rail.
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Old 6th September 2011
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nice :D
Old 6th September 2011
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Very!
Old 6th September 2011
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Excellent!
Old 6th September 2011
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I really like that, nice work.

I’ve been thinking for the last few weeks about making a custom desk, my plan in my head was something just like this. if only i had the right tools to cut wood neat enough to make it real, Quite inspiring.
Old 7th September 2011
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Very nice desk!! It's go me inspired to build my own.

One point. Your top center board looks like it may need support somehow. When you put a monitor on, it may bow down.
Old 7th September 2011
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Thanks for all the positive feedback.

I put the first coat of flat black on it last night and it looks really great. I'll post up some pics after the second coat drys.

rosemeister we were thinking the same thing actually about the top part bowing so we added a 2 x 2 support underneath and then placed a strip of mdf in front of it for aesthetics. The pictures were taken before this was done though but I'll be sure to show it in the next set to give you an idea of how it turned out.
Old 7th September 2011
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Originally Posted by rosemeister View Post
One point. Your top center board looks like it may need support somehow. When you put a monitor on, it may bow down.

And also on the desk section where you may put your control surface.

(angle iron.... 3/4" underneath going across)


Nice work daubie .
Old 7th September 2011
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Okay I'm jealous!
How much did the project cost in the end?
Care to put step by step instructions?
Old 8th September 2011
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Total cost was about $120 including rack rails ($40)

I also placed a support 2 x 2 under the main section.

I'm trying really hard to get my room finished up but once I do I'll take some measurements and post them up for anyone that's interested.

The Second coat is on. I'll post some pics of the final product shortly!
Old 9th September 2011
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Alright here's the end result. Thanks to everyone for checking it out.
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Old 9th September 2011
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daubie, could you post some step by step instructions on how you built that awesome desk? :D
Old 10th September 2011
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You seriously need step-by-step instructions for what's in the pictures?

There's a wood filler that you can apply to smoothen everything out, but it requires a bit of sanding. Excellent job on the build! It's always nice to make things like this yourself, you get what you actually want in the end.
Old 10th September 2011
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This looks like the sort of thing that I was picturing in my head to build for my own studio. I'd consider though maybe making the gap in the middle between your rack mount, extra rack mount, or perhaps extend the desk back there so I have somewhere to stick a midi controller...

Hmm...some ideas for me to think about.

Question, how many RU is under your bridge, and also in your side racks?
Old 15th December 2016
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Hey do you all have the base measurements for the studio desk? I want to build me a studio desk next week!!! Please send me the measurements for this studio desk you and your dad build please!!!!!
Old 15th December 2016
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Hey do you all have the base measurements for the studio desk? I want to build me a studio desk next week!!! Please send me the measurements for this studio desk you and your dad build please!!!!!
Old 15th December 2016
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Very beautiful work you guys did on that studio desk, I want to build one just like it but I don't where to start at. I know would save a lot of money! Nice work!!!
Old 6th April 2018
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You seriously need step-by-step instructions for what's in the pictures?

There's a wood filler that you can apply to smoothen everything out, but it requires a bit of sanding. Excellent job on the build! It's always nice to make things like this yourself, you get what you actually want in the end.
Sorry Dude, not everyone is as "Savy" as you
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