Project Ideas, Hmm... #6: They've rearranged the office

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 08-04-2016 08:07 PM 1483 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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A while ago I made a customized shelf/desk for my church’s office, and some time later I made this spine desk which is a knock off of a commercially available one. (You can click on the photos below to see the project page for each one.)

But now they’ve rearranged the office and instead of the spine desk, that person wants a booster desk to go on her desktop. Plus the person I made the shelf/desk for wants something else as well. I don’t mind the changing needs in an office, it’s sort of normal after all. I like the new way things are rearranged too, and it makes me feel needed.

So because of this rearrangement I’ll have to relocate the spine desk, build two shelves, remove the shelf/desk (I think, it might still be good as a shelf), and design and build a desktop standing desk with a coolness factor. (The coolness factor is my requirement, not the user’s.)

I’ll built the two shelves in the same style as the tables of the spine desk. I’ve gotten many compliments on it. I’ll be relocating the spine desk to the person’s desk who previously used the shelf/desk, so at least it will continue to be used.

My great challenge is to design the new desktopper. It needs to be convertible in case, for example, the user breaks a leg and has to sit at the desk, but basically it will always be in the raised position. I already have an idea for it. I want it to also have a resemblance to the shelves I’m to build and the tables of the spine desk. I’ll definitely have to do a mock-up to check a few design features. Wish me luck.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 08-05-2016 12:32 AM

Well, projects should always have a “coolness” factor!

I’m curious to see what you come up with, so I’ll keep an eye on this project.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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