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Desk set up, messy but operational

All set up messy but operational. Future plans include some pendant lighting hanging over the main surface (from the underside of the staircase), a picture rail installed on the block wall for art and inspiration and additional IKEA draw units for some of the storage slots. Also a 2 gang box was installed in the desk (behind the printer) but is not yet wired up. All wire management was done under the desk and the wires to and from the computer are neatly tucked in plastic corrugated conduit that I picked up from Autozone.


Current Version 3.0:


Computer: Intel Pentium D 940 Presler 3.2GHz LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor on a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard with GeForce GTS250, 8GB OCZ RAM and over 2.5TB storage. OS is 64bit Windows Vista Ultimate with 2 - 22" ACER widescreen monitors (P224W & AL2223W) and Creative Labs 3.1 audio.


Desk: Custom made for the space under my stairs with a single piece of 3/4" MDF and uses 2x4's for support. IKEA Expedit bookcase as the return (Right side), IKEA Expedit bookcase on left for storage/support. Lighting is 6 Hampton Bay 3-Light LED task and accent lights (~$46/3pk) mounted under the shelf. Monitor shelf above the desk is 9" deep and also made from 3/4" MDF with a Roman Ogee edge.


Overall desk size:

Width - 9' 4"

Depth - 2' 6"

Height - 2' 6.25"

Return Width - 1' 3.5"

Return Length - 4' 11"

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Taken on August 29, 2011