[rescue] Door Desks - was: Question of how to "smooth" power from Laser printer

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 28 15:23:02 CDT 2008

--- Steve Hatle <shatle at nfldinet.com> wrote:

> When we were a poor start-up company, everyone's
> desk was a solid door from
> Home Depot with a set of legs that came in a kit.
> The 7 doors, plus the leg kits, plus some
> polyurethane for finish was
> cheaper and better than any two desks of "office
> furniture" you could buy at an office supply store.

Originally, I used short (2 drawer) file cabinets
as the legs -- you could drive a small *vehicle*
onto such a tabletop!

But, these didn't work well, long term -- I like
to arrange my workspace in U's or almost completely
closed (square) circles. As such, the corners end
up with these file cabinets and quickly take up
too much room (I like to set my machines on the
floor under the tables).

I originally built 6 tables -- 4 in an overlarge
U and two as a pair of parallel tables I could
use to assemble prototypes (parts and tools on
one table and prototype under construction on
the other).

> They were solid as rocks- I had an Ultra 2 and
> GDM-20E20, an Octane and the
> equivalent SGI monitor, my laptop, and other crap on
> my desk with no
> problems.
> When we moved offices and went into space that was
> already built up with
> cubes, etc. we had a fight over who got to take the
> "table desks" home. I
> pulled rank and took two (helps when you are in
> charge of the move and the
> movers <grin>) and use one in my basement and one in
> the garage for
> motorcycle/scooter/car repair. They're both still
> straight as an arrow, and
> when the finish gets hacked up, a bit of time with
> the sander and another
> couple coats of poly, and they're good as new.
> My 2 cents,
> Steve
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