Need help designing custom editing desk at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Home, Away From Home

Home, Away From Home
Studio Space (Home) and Traveling Tips (Away From Home).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 2nd, 2004, 01:00 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: sounthern maine
Posts: 344
Need help designing custom editing desk

hello.

i am very lucky, a friend of mine who owns a manufacturing company has offered to make me a custom desk for my editing setup as a wedding present.

i don't want to blow this by "designing" something that won't be functional.

they build killer workstation desks for engineers with square steel tubing and really nice laminated wood tops.

i know i want something sort of square in shape to make it more efficent.

with my current desk too many things are out of reach.

i have 3 lcd monitors and a 14" sony ntsc monitor

my computer / drive system is on the floor in a rack.

links to commercially available desks would also be a big help.

matthew
Matthew de Jongh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2004, 01:53 PM   #2
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Austin, TX USA
Posts: 2,882
Hello Matthew,

Good timing! I'm shopping around for plans myself and am planning to start building my own editing workstation. I found a plan online from the New Yankee Workshop. It's not exactly what I need, but the overall design seems as though it can be enlarged and modified pretty easily as much as is necessary. A video and plans can be purchased for $24.95, or just the plans alone for less.

To give you an idea of how I plan to enlarge that plan and modify, go to the link above, and then scroll down the page and click the button that reads "Ohio, Steve Tuckerman"...he modified the heck out of it and it looks great. Lots of desk acreage. Other additions I'll add will be adding some storage shelves inside and under the table in front of the area where I'll sit. And in the "L" branch, I'll add a pull out media storage unit.

Also, check out this thread for lots of ideas. Charles Papert's U-shaped setup is especially interesting.
__________________
John Locke
SursumFilms.com
John Locke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2004, 01:59 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio
Posts: 407
Great Friend!

Here are some thoughts - things I did some years ago for a console. I used plywood - but cardboard from boxes should work.

On top of existing desk ( assuming that's a good starting point), use the cardboard and duct tape to build a mock-up - including monitor screens, etc. You can play with it until you're happy. Don't forget to leave some space for expansion and alternate equipment!

Have fun!
__________________
Dave
David Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2004, 02:01 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: sounthern maine
Posts: 344
yes charles' desk was one of the ones that finally got me thinking about a custom desk...

matthew
Matthew de Jongh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2006, 09:58 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 41
can somone post a pic of Charles' desk?

curious
Dean Digamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2006, 11:15 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 355
We have a carpenter shop where I work.
It may be uncool, but I found some desk plans on edit furniture makers websites and just took the plans to our guys.
My desk is going on 4 years old and has accommodated the growth of my system.
Plan for that BTW
Gary Chavez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2006, 11:38 AM   #7
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,742
You might look at the Raxxess and Middle Atlantic websites. They manufacturer racks and consoles and you might get some ideas from their product lines. You can also see them on the Sweetwater and Full Compaqss sites.
__________________
Good news, Cousins! This week's chocolate ration is 15 grams!
Steve House is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2006, 12:16 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wellsboro, Pa
Posts: 285
I love my Raxxess setup.
Wade Spencer is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Home, Away From Home

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:49 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network