Standing Desk

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  • 14 Jan 2019 3:28 PM
    Message # 7000431

    Larger and taller legs is what I would do.

  • 14 Jan 2019 5:13 PM
    Reply # 7000632 on 7000431
    Anonymous

    I think by the time you add the heft of the slant top section, that base will certainly not be to heavy. I'm thinking an apron similar in size to the top apron for the rear stretcher and then a shelf between the center stretcher and that wider rear lower apron. The rear lower apron would keep items from spilling out of the back of the shelf and would prove functionally useful and also prevent the "footrest" concern that Jake pointed out. I know, flat surfaces always collect "stuff", but that may be a handy storage area for items you'd want quickly available. That would also add to the structural sturdiness you've been concerned about. The shelf would also address the concern about the long center stretcher meeting the short side stretchers, Flush on the bottoms and shelf on top. I would also not object to raising the lower stretchers and shelf a few inches higher if including a shelf.

  • 14 Jan 2019 5:50 PM
    Reply # 7000975 on 7000431

    I dont really understand what you mean with the "footrest concern". I dont know what the use of your standing desk will be. If you use it for teaching you may be happy to change your body position sometime and rest your foot somewhere. So why dont you build the standing desk in a way that you can rest your foot somewhere? If you build something between the legs that makes it obvious that it is a "footrest", it might look very cool!

  • 15 Jan 2019 1:33 AM
    Reply # 7001512 on 7000431

    Consider just using the center stretcher and not having a rear stretcher I thing it would look better and remove the problem of people resting their feet on rear stretcher. 


  • 16 Jan 2019 5:45 PM
    Reply # 7005392 on 7000431
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    Larger and taller legs is what I would do.

    Legs are 1 1/2 by 1 1/2, what are you thinking?  Height would be different for everyone, I'm closer to the ground!

    ROb

  • 16 Jan 2019 6:19 PM
    Reply # 7005474 on 7000632
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    I think by the time you add the heft of the slant top section, that base will certainly not be to heavy. I'm thinking an apron similar in size to the top apron for the rear stretcher and then a shelf between the center stretcher and that wider rear lower apron. The rear lower apron would keep items from spilling out of the back of the shelf and would prove functionally useful and also prevent the "footrest" concern that Jake pointed out. I know, flat surfaces always collect "stuff", but that may be a handy storage area for items you'd want quickly available. That would also add to the structural sturdiness you've been concerned about. The shelf would also address the concern about the long center stretcher meeting the short side stretchers, Flush on the bottoms and shelf on top. I would also not object to raising the lower stretchers and shelf a few inches higher if including a shelf


    Interesting ideas.  I dont think I want to add any shelf to the bottom, good idea in terms of storage but I want to keep it less cluttered and more single purpose, stand for a desk.  We did move that rear stretcher up higher, check out the next episode.  cheers

    Rob

  • 16 Jan 2019 6:23 PM
    Reply # 7005477 on 7000975
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    I dont really understand what you mean with the "footrest concern". I dont know what the use of your standing desk will be. If you use it for teaching you may be happy to change your body position sometime and rest your foot somewhere. So why dont you build the standing desk in a way that you can rest your foot somewhere? If you build something between the legs that makes it obvious that it is a "footrest", it might look very cool!


    This will be situated somewhere near the front door, in the showroom and more a display piece than a working piece.  It will hold our guest book and possibly business card, flyers ect.  I just didnt want dirty shoes mucking up the nice finished wood.  I agree, Any foot rest would have to be purpose built to prevent sever ware.  

    Rob

  • 16 Jan 2019 6:24 PM
    Reply # 7005480 on 7001512
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    Consider just using the center stretcher and not having a rear stretcher I thing it would look better and remove the problem of people resting their feet on rear stretcher. 


    We did move it up so it was too high to be a foot rest.  Check out the position in the new episode.

    Rob

  • 16 Jan 2019 9:27 PM
    Reply # 7005740 on 7005392
    ROB COSMAN wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    Larger and taller legs is what I would do.

    Legs are 1 1/2 by 1 1/2, what are you thinking?  Height would be different for everyone, I'm closer to the ground!

    ROb


    With all the chamfers I like 2 inch legs. 1 3/4 square at the minimum. 
  • 17 Jan 2019 1:33 PM
    Reply # 7006953 on 7005474
    Anonymous
    ROB COSMAN wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    I think by the time you add the heft of the slant top section, that base will certainly not be to heavy. I'm thinking an apron similar in size to the top apron for the rear stretcher and then a shelf between the center stretcher and that wider rear lower apron. The rear lower apron would keep items from spilling out of the back of the shelf and would prove functionally useful and also prevent the "footrest" concern that Jake pointed out. I know, flat surfaces always collect "stuff", but that may be a handy storage area for items you'd want quickly available. That would also add to the structural sturdiness you've been concerned about. The shelf would also address the concern about the long center stretcher meeting the short side stretchers, Flush on the bottoms and shelf on top. I would also not object to raising the lower stretchers and shelf a few inches higher if including a shelf


    Interesting ideas.  I dont think I want to add any shelf to the bottom, good idea in terms of storage but I want to keep it less cluttered and more single purpose, stand for a desk.  We did move that rear stretcher up higher, check out the next episode.  cheers

    Rob


    I tend to agree the shelf "could" encourage clutter, I was thinking more in terms of intended purpose items to keep handy on a lower shelf. If, as you indicated, this will be in the showroom, some of the vendor catalogs etc. you may need to help look up non stocking inventory someone may want to order through your outlet. So far, regardless of where you are moving the stretchers, it tends to look just a bit "sparse" down there, and I'm guessing that will most likely be amplified once the slant top gets added on. I may be wrong, just trying to add into the design discussion as it goes along. Like you, I really enjoy this part of the process, and trying different looks now is way easier than while cutting nice wood. This part is very instructive for me and I'm sure for others.

    Jim

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