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Hello! Some time ago I wrote about the idea of ​​a computer desk that would suit me in everything. Finally, the day came when the reflection of my computer sparkled in its polished surface. About how it was made and what came of it, I want to tell you, dear harazhiteli. Inside there are a lot of photos.

I will not repeat much, therefore, to summarize, I wanted a convenient beautiful high-quality durable relatively compact and at the same time mobile computer desk. So the idea was born, which can be seen in the first picture in the header.

As I wrote earlier, initially I was going to make this table myself, because I like to work with my hands and have some experience creating my own furniture, but after weighing my strength, I decided that it would be too difficult for me - there are a lot of exact sizes and a lot places where you can mess up the whole idea a little bit. Therefore, the implementation, with my participation, was handled by friends specializing in such things. At the very first stages, I realized that this was a very reasonable decision, because the sequence of actions and the professional approach turned out to be completely different than I imagined. Especially with the inner radii ... but first things first.

As the basis of the table, glued oak 25 mm thick was chosen. From the wooden panels the shapes of the upper countertops, the main lower part and the sides were prepared.







The most interesting thing started with the inner radii. Here are these:



As I imagined it: take, roughly speaking, the baseboard, grind it into the desired radius and paste it into the corners. All. But here lies a few nuances. Firstly, it is very difficult to grind the desired radius on a thin wooden bar. Secondly, it is very difficult to adjust the desired radius so that it fits perfectly into this corner along the entire length. And thirdly: if you managed to cope with the first two points, then the edges of the bar will be very thin and brittle, which is likely to result in “bitten” and “torn” edges outside this radius.

Therefore, the craftsmen do it this way: a cut is made at the base, a high beam is glued into it, and after that the desired radius is adjusted “in place”. The bottom is ready.



Do the same with the upper radius. Glue, customize.



In parallel, we prepare all the other parts of the table.







We glue it all together:



Here is almost a finished table. At the top lies the future retractable tabletop under the keyboard with the mouse. Also, of course, wooden.



At the finish line before painting:





What is the result? I’ll move on without extra pauses.







And this is he, tortured.



From this moment I’ll tell you a little more. In the last post, we discussed a lot about how best to implement locking mechanisms. The solution, as always, turned out to be very simple, by analogy with construction equipment: two legs with elastic bands are unscrewed to the floor from the bottom and tightly fix the table in place. In these photographs, a gray painted outline is clearly visible. I conceived it not only as a decorative element, but also in order to hide seams and joints. The paint was applied from the spray gun, so the contour turned out to be very dense and even, it feels like plastic to the touch. I don’t want to praise myself, but I’ll only notice that lively such a combination of wood and painted contour turned out to be even more interesting than in the project. The table looks very modern, especially in the concept of a computer table.





Here: shelf for ups and holes for laying wires.



Rear view:



They met!



For the system unit, I decided to provide additional mounting. Still, the table on wheels, you never know ... Unfortunately, I did not calculate the length of the bolt a little, but I think the idea is clear.



And the mounting base for the system unit is very convenient to use for shortening the wires. So nothing superfluous gets in the way either under your feet or under the wheels.



UPS In the same photo, retractable tabletop stoppers are visible. By the way, it turned out to be very comfortable and wide. It was possible to win a little extra space thanks to the rails located not on its sides, as the manufacturers of most computer tables do, but under the countertop. It extends quite far and does not bend.





Well, the last photo is in the moonlight.



I also decided to make a small cut in order to demonstrate the charm of its mobile properties. I note that in order to feel them it is not necessary to carry a table from room to room, it is convenient even to simply roll it away from the wall to stick, say, wires. Or rearrange it in a corner away when guests arrived and you need to put a large table. And I don’t have a TV, so it’s very convenient to move it closer to the sofa ... in general, there are a lot of scenarios when it can come in handy.

In general, I thought for a long time and came across several ideas for a more massive table in a similar design, which I would probably like for opponents of sliding shelves, but for myself I consider them a very convenient solution, especially in small city apartments.



I don’t want to cumbersome constructions, otherwise I’m out of sync with the ideas of mobility, so a little later I want to add some sort of such a shelf to the table:





And, of course, what kind of review now does without a bend test! We check:



~ 80 kg (with the computer) - the flight is normal, it did not even creak.

This is where I end. I hope that I was able to infect you with my ideas even a little, and you walked with me with pleasure from the first plain project in the sketch-up to the kitchen itself at the stern of that very table.

If you are so infected that you want something like that, then, theoretically, you can repeat it. Please write about this in PM.

UPD

There was an idea that in the case of using a laptop (suddenly!), You can use a niche in the table for the nightstand. The bedside table, however, can be used separately, without pushing.


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