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Old March 4th, 2004, 06:00 AM   #1
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build your own edit desk

Has anyone come across any plans for building an edit table/desk. I'm designing one out of 2" x 4"s, 2" x 6"s and plywood. I would like to see what details I could include.

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Old March 4th, 2004, 07:59 AM   #2
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I haven't seen anything. But I would take very large tables
with much depth and a ridge above it to place monitors on.
Also some holes near the back probably to route cables through.
A cable system under the table might be nice as well to have.

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Old March 4th, 2004, 10:51 AM   #3
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Hi Robert,

I build this pine desk with a bit of help from a friend. Its made from solid pine.

It includes a Monitor stand, space for 2 VHS (consumer) Space to fit equipment between the desk and the monitor stand. There are no draws.

Think about what you have, and what you would like to get. Then make your desk around that.


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Old March 5th, 2004, 09:53 AM   #4
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I built mine using two 45-dgree cut pieces of white, vinyl countertop and three steel sawhorses from Home Depot -- when assembled it makes a 90 degree corner table. Probably cost me $40 or so, though I can't remember offhand.

The countertop is easy to clean (just bleach it and scrub), and the sawhorses are each rated to hold up to 1,200 pounds of weight.

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Old March 5th, 2004, 10:47 AM   #5
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Just for grins, browse the Best Buy website. They sell a variety of furniture that may generate a thought. I have a little half shelf on my PC desk that a VCR deck fits under nicely. They made room for the Epson 960 I bought to do DVD labels.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 09:15 PM   #6
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Building an Edit Desk too..

Yeah, this is an old thread but it is quite relavent to my recent quest... to find an edit desk that works for me.

I found the following resources:
Forecast Consoles -
Their desks are amazing, however very pricey.

Omnirax -
Nice stuff, and reasonable priced considering it's a niche market. They even have the ability to build custom furniture. I called and talked to someone about a custom job, and they were very helpful.

NiceRacks -
Just a guy who likes woodworking and will build you a custom rack. Nice looking stuff there.

Well, after gathering a bunch of ideas, I have now set off to build my own. The plans are on Rev 6, and I'm pretty close to starting construction within the next few weeks.

BTW.. Ed, nice job on your edit desk. The curved surface is something that I currently have in my design. The hardest part is fitting the surface onto a 4x8 piece of wood.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 10:13 PM   #7
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This Studio RTA workstation is very robust and sturdy, and it's only $199.00.
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