DIY: Making home-studio desk

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DIY: Making home-studio desk
2 Nov61 view
About a month ago I've started to think about changing my desk. Most of the cases I use it considering musical composition and production, so a desk had to be pretty unusual and specific. Researching the market has shown no result, as every solution proposed wasn't that HOME-studio desk I was looking for — either too simple or too complicated.
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DIY: Making home-studio desk
2 Nov61 view
However looking up the web was way more effective, relatively fast I was able to find the "Output Platform" desk. It seemed suitable for any situations I could acquire in my routines... The only shortage I had to deal with was to stop using a full 88-keys keyboard: well, whatever it takes, just look how sexy it is! The price for a whole piece was $800 — it was ok. The real problem turned out to be shipping. In Russia, where I live at the moment, there are no resellers or even no opportunity to order this product by mail... Time to some DIY, I guess...
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DIY: Making home-studio desk
2 Nov57 views
By the way, if you would ever wonder, how I have decided to do a desk myself without any skill: yes, it was a desperate decision, but also there is a nice hint Output left for us: in the trailer (yes, a trailer for a desk) they have some measurements and details drawings. That is very kind of you Output, thank you! Also, there is a video, where a guy has built his version with angled racks, you may easily google it. Now, let's begin!
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DIY: Making home-studio desk
2 Nov69 views
Day 1 Today we are doing maths! I want to get the whole concept in my head — just overall sizes of the desk itself and every part. I need to resize everything as in my country we use cm, not inches (what the hell is inch by the way). Ok, I imagine our desk to be 90cm deep and 94cm tall for now — that is relatively close to the original numbers, using that and several other figures we can measure pretty much everything here. Angles for the back-leg (I would call it that way, whatever) are pretty random. I've tried to copy positions from the original desk, the only thing that counts for the back-leg, is that there should be enough space for a keyboard tray to roll back and forth. A keyboard tray is 40cm deep.
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DIY: Making home-studio desk
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Day whatever, we'll call this Day 2 After a rather long and devastating analysis, I've found out that there is no one able to cut the edges of Output Platform desk in my area. So what we are going to do would be yet another variation with my design. For now, let's talk about desk height, it is somewhat concerning to be able to sit comfortably, whereas you may be just like me, way taller or shorter than the average person. In Russia, the average male height is 175cm, while most of the desks' offers are 75cm. Therefore, our modifier K will be 0.429. Now we can do maths! your height in cm times K will be the ULTIMATE desk height for you. I am 195cm tall, hence, an 83.7cm desk height would seem to bring me tears of joy. To tell the truth, for almost ten years I own a 69cm desk! (and I hate it) So there you go, multiply your height by 0.429 to get an optimal surface elevation and be comfortable!
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DIY: Making home-studio desk
29 Apr9 views
By the way, I already have the surface. It wasn't a complicated process: I've just made a drawing and submitted it to a professional guy in the area, we've decided upon a dye color, and in a week my surface was ready. It is wonderful! I can't say that my design turned out to be perfect, too bad it is too late to adjust it, but I surely will discuss the flaws later on. Stay tuned!
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