Stand-Up Computer Desk, Meble PROJEKTY

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Woodware Designs -- Stand-Up Computer Desk
The Stand-Up Computer Desk
There are several good uses for a stand-up computer desk. You may have back problems and wish to move
frequently from standing to sitting on a stool and back again. You may want to stand with several people in
front the computer. Or, you may want yourself on one side of the desk and your customer on the other with
the computer as out of the way as possible.
This simple design is useful for all these and features a look-down monitor, a writing area, a storage area,
rail and post trim, and a shelf for the computer and printer. It is design after the tall desks used by
bookkeepers in Dicken's England. These desks let the senior bookkeeper work his books while keeping an
eye on the under bookkeepers and the entire office. This is Bob Crachet's computer desk.
An exercise,
is given on our Web Site to help you determine the height you need for the
keyboard shelf, the monitor, and the angle for the monitor. You may wish to adjust the height of the base
slightly.
We also have plans for a more advanced armoire style stand-up desk under development. If you are
interested in that style, please
me.
1.
Description
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The graphic above is shows the desk from two views, front and side. The monitor is in a well. The
keyboard and mouse are on a shelf across the front. The computer and printer are on a low shelf. The
legs are long, thin, and tapered. There is a hinged writing surface beside the monitor that lifts up to a
storage area. The rail and post trim is available from mail order suppliers. Built in American
hardwood, the cost of the materials is about $230.
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2.
Download the Detailed Drawings
This free design includes four detailed sketches. You can get them with this
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3.
Desk Construction
You can make this desk by:
1. Downloading the drawings and this text.
2. Studying this information and locating the materials.
3. Purchasing all the materials locally or by mail order.
4. Hand cutting, dadoing, and drilling the small pieces.
5. Pre-Finishing the plywood parts.
6. Assembling the desk.
7. Finishing all pieces
1.
Discussion of Sketches
After you download the sketches, these notes will help you understand them more completely.
1.
Stand-Up Computer Desk
The front and side views show the desk main features of the desk. It is tall enough to
use either standing or on a tall stool, it has the monitor in a look-down well, the
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keyboard and mouse are on a fixed shelf at the front, and there is a low shelf for the
computer and monitor.
Note that the legs are long and tapered, that the writing shelf is hinged so that it lifts up
to reveal a storage compartment, that the top is trimmed out with a gallery rail, and that
the leg joints are reinforced with leg chair braces. The flat top shelf is large enough for
a coffee cup and the slopped writing area has a small trim piece to stop things from
rolling off.
2.
Stand-Up Computer Desk, Top Views, Sketch #2
Three top views are shown, Desk Surfaces, Top of Frame, and Lower Shelf. The Desk
Surfaces shows the available work area for the keyboard shelf, the writing surface, and
the top shelf. The little piece to match the writing area on the left is just for show and
does not hinge up (the little bit of hinge at its top is just for show). The Top of the
Frame shows the way the frame fits together with the legs, the way the bottom of the
storage compartment fits in and the way the sides of the monitor well assemble. The
Lower Shelf shows the size of the plywood lower shelf and its wooden supports.
3.
Stand-Up Computer Desk, Frame Pieces, Sketch #3
The four pieces that make up top frame are the most critical parts of the assembly.
They are made from hardwood boards edge-glued to make up the width. The have
several dados, cut outs, and trimmed ends.
4.
Stand-Up Computer Desk, Monitor Well, Sketch #4
These are the pieces that make up the well for the monitor. The two 1/2 inch plywood
sides are similar except that the left side has a cut-out for the leg and the right side has
two cable holes. The sides have are two rows of 1/4 inch holes at one inch spacing for
the bolts that hold the monitor shelf. The back holes elongated to 3/4 inch so that the
shelf can be installed at an angle.
The monitor shelf is a simple piece of 1/2 inch plywood with two strips of wood along
its underside. Four " T " bolts are installed from the inside so that bolts can come
through the well sides and support the shelf.
It is best to paint all the parts of the monitor well a dark color before installation.
5.
Stand-Up Computer Desk, Lower Frame Pieces , Sketch #5
The legs are two thicknesses of 3/4 inch stock glued together. They are tapered either
with a jig on a table saw or by hand planing. The lower shelf supports are 1 inch by 3/4
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inch stock. Cut them a little long and custom fit them into the space between the legs at
whatever height you want.
6.
Stand-Up Computer Desk, Top Boards, Sketch #6
The top boards are edge glued from narrower stock. Biscuits work well here but tung
and grove or dowels will do. The pieces of trim for the back and sides continue the
look of the keyboard surface around the desk.
7.
Stand-Up Computer Desk, Trim , Sketch #7
The first sketch features a Gallery Rail around the top. You may substitute a simple 1
inch by 3/4 inch hardwood rail if you prefer. The small stop strips keep things from
sliding off the shelves.
8.
Stand-Up Computer Desk, Compartment, Sketch #3
The compartment under the hinged writing surface is made from a piece of think
plywood and supporting strips of 3/4 by 3/4 wood. The wood strips can be secondary
wood (pine). The two small pieces strength the joints with the right side of the monitor
well and should be short enough to let the bottom slide under them. It is easiest if you
paint these parts before assembly.
9.
Stand-Up Computer Desk, Joints , Sketch #9
Three types of joints are shown enlarged. The Back Trim shows a 3/4 inch think board
fitting into a 1/2 by 3/4 inch dado channel and held with glue and Finishing nails. The
nails are installed by cutting the head off a Finishing nail and using it for a drill bit.
The Leg Joint shows the leg attached with three large screws. The screw holes are
plugged with hardwood plugs and Chair Leg Braces are used underneath. You could
use 5/6 inch dowels instead. If you use Biscuits, part of the biscuit will stick out and
will have to be trimmed off with a saw.
The Well Side joint shows a 1/2 inch piece of plywood fitting into a 1/2 dado and
secured with a drilled nail and glue. It is farther braced with a simple wooden block.
2.
Materials
This Desk is made from American hardwood and 1/2 inch plywood. The parts are assembled
with glue, wood screws, bolts, and brads.
1.
Wood
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Hardwood:
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14 -- Oak (ash, maple) $5.50 /bft -- $77.00
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3 -- Secondary wood -- $ 3.00
Plywood:
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48 by 48 inch -- Hardwood veneer, .5 inch -- $ 24.00
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48 by 48 inch -- Fir, .5 inch -- $ 14.00
Trim:
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5 ft -- Gallery Rail -- $ 20.00 **
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4 -- Gallery Rail Posts -- $ 10.00 **
Wood Subtotal: $148.00
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Hardware
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4 -- Feet -- $ 2.20 **
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22 -- Screw, flat head, #10 2 inch -- $ 3.00
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12 -- Hardwood Screw Plugs, #10 -- $ 1.50 **
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4 -- Machine Bolts, 1/4 inch, 1.5 inches long -- $ .40
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4 -- 'T' Nuts, 1/4 -- $ .75
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4 -- Flat Washers, 1/4 -- $ .20
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1 box -- Finishing nails, #3, 1-1/8 inch -- $ 1.50
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1 box -- Finishing nails, #4, 1-1/4 inch -- $ 1.50
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1 box -- Brads, 5/8 inch -- $ 1.00
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10 -- Chair Brace, 1 inch -- $ 12.00 **
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36 inch -- Piano hinge, brass plate, -- $ 8.00 **
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8 oz. -- Woodworker's Glue -- $ 3.80
Hardware Subtotal: $32.60
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Finish:
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1 qt. -- Varnish, oil based -- $ 10.00
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1 qt. -- Paint, oil based -- $ 7.00
Finish Subtotal: $ 17.00
4.
Omissions and Contingencies (~14%)
( Tax, sand paper, etc.) $30.40.
5.
Estimate Total Cost $230.00
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