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#1 steeldrifter


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:40 PM

The following is what happens when a person with OCD builds something for themselves. I had been needing a desk for my PC because I had been just using a small shelf, so I built this. started out with a 4ft piece of glass from an old aquarium and about$40 in wood and a 4ft cloth flag/banner from one of my fav movies "The Expendables". Built the wood desk into basically a large shadow box with the glass sitting in a recessed channel lined with felt, then the banner 4" below it lit up with RGB LED's that can change to any color via remote control. Moved over a 40' led TV with 23" side monitors for dual monitors, illuminated keyboard, added my 2TB external HD loaded with tons of movies (yes one of them is The Expendables) , and even a folding cup holder for good measure.












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#2 John T.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 05:12 PM

The lighting you show makes the whole project just jump out.  I found a book that has about two dozen projects using 2x4s.  That is the basic frame I used for my building table.  I used pieces of sink cutouts for the top  as I didn't have a chunk of glass or a flag. :(

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