Apple Store Style Computer Desk

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  1. Deus003 macrumors newbie

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    I am seeking opinions (a dangerous thing on the internet) on the computer desk I built. It is made of oak instead of maple and the color is a little darker due to the stain choice (it matches the rest of the wood in the house). This is solid oak and weighs around 75lbs.
     

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  3. iPhilPHX macrumors regular

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    I like it a lot. Understated, yet looks very classy and functional. I'd more than happy with it. Nice job!
     
  4. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    Very nice! And staying true to the Apple store aesthetic, there's no chair! :p

    Seriously, looks good, and it appears that you have managed all the cables out of sight underneath, too.
     
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    Looks great! You got some skills.

    Just needs a black stool.
     
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    Beautiful wood, excellent looking build.

    Congrats, you actually _created_ something! :cool:
     
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    That's outstanding. It could do with a drawer or two, but it looks outstanding.

    I'd like to get into furniture-making one day, but with all my TV-watching and internet forum visits, I don't know how I'd find the time....
     
  10. Deus003 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As far as cables go, there is only the power to the display and the thunderbolt/power to the laptop. I didn't expect such a good response on here. I do have it for sale on Etsy. I also do custom furniture for friends. I might expand my ventures to cover my paintball and Apple habits.
     
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    Be careful not to clone it too perfectly. Apple has a patent on the tables design. Truth.
     
  12. Deus003 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They trademarked the layout of the store. As long as I don't try to open an electronics store that looks like the Apple Store, then I think I'm good. I hope. ArsTechnica Link
     
  13. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a

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    I love this setup. I want to do something similar to this!
     
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    it looks great! i would like to get something similar to this.
     
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    Looks really good. I agree that hidden drawers would have been cool though.
     
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    I think it is really beautifully made; I love desks made from solid wood, and oak is a lovely wood which gives a timeless, and classic look. Very well done.
     
  17. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    I've built quite a few computer desks, in various styles, over the past twenty years.

    Aesthetically, you've done a great job. From a usability/ergonomic perspective its generally a good idea to have the keyboard positioned 4-5" lower than the height of the monitor and/or (hand) writing work surface.

    I realize this can be tough to do while maintaining the clean looks of the desk. I usually accomplish this with a life-out keyboard drawer/tray that is concealed when not in use, and only comes out when the user is sitting at the desk.
     
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    Using the dimension data from this site (image below) has worked well for me. The data is adjusted according to user height, for use with/without bifocals, sitting or standing, etc. The values are based on the 1988 Anthropometric Survey of the U.S. Army Personnel.

    Screen shot 2014-07-30 at 2.58.38 PM.png
     
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    If it were another foot deep and three feet long I'd take one in a heartbeat.

    Beautiful piece of furniture!
     

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