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New Desk Build (Build Log)

InVal3d

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Hello Everyone!

Just thought I'd share my journey on doing a custom desk mod build. this is my 2nd go around at doing one of these. I am happy with my 1st one I built, I just know where the flaws are and want to better myself and build a better one! I'll be posting the build updates at least weekly. I work long hour so don't get to do much working on the desk until Sundays when I'm off. If you guys have any question just hit me up. Hope you enjoy!


Posted 1-7-20

First step was to put together 2 4x8 MDF boards with biscuits and wood glue then let it sit for the night to dry up. I had to use 4 straps to tighten the boards together for a tight fit and to make sure the boards didn't slip apart
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Next day I unstrapped it all and drew out the layout of the bottom of the main desk and started cutting it out and got this....Not the easiest thing to maneuver a 8x8 MDF board to cut around, pretty heavy lol.
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After cutting it out I drew the layout of where I wanted to put the main walls up. I didn't take any pics of this cause i forgot. But this is the after math of drawing it out and then making some of the walls. I decided to change up the walls to a better more stable way as you'll see later on. This is the first way I did it though.
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The next day I started to work on it I just wasn't satisfied with how the walls just seems flimsy and honestly looked crappy to me. So I took a minute and looked at it and decided to go a different route and this is the aftermath. I think it looks way better then what it did. The pictures below are from 2 days of changing the walls up and measuring and cutting all the other boards for the desk and putting it all together. I used a router to cut out the holes instead of the previous method of cutting strips out and screwing them together.
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MORE TO COME!
 
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System Name Custom
Processor i9 9900k
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 arous master
Cooling corsair h150i
Memory 4x8 3200mhz corsair
Video Card(s) GTX 1070ti
Storage 500gb Samsung 970 Evo PLus
Display(s) 1080P
Case Lian Li Pc-011 Dynamic
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Power Supply 850w Seasonic Focus Platinum
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looks cool, that mdf looks quite thick
i dont even want to think how heavy it is lol.
careful hope you dont strain your back when moving it
 

InVal3d

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looks cool, that mdf looks quite thick
i dont even want to think how heavy it is lol.
careful hope you dont strain your back when moving it
Yea its 3/4" MDF, Its gonna be heavy lol
 
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