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AlarmGuy

join:2010-07-08
Kansas City, MO

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My office

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I have been working on creating an office in my basement. Previously the room had paneling, drywalled ceiling and indoor/outdoor carpeting. I have replaced the paneling with drywall, removed the ceiling (I plan to add a drop tile ceiling), removed the carpet and stained the concrete floors. I am going for an industrial theme so I sourced a drafting desk and chair. Since this picture was taken, I have added a network jack and telephone jack along with a speaker phone.


Thane_Bitter
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You certainly have nailed the uncluttered minimalist look.
I like the metal desk; do you know who manufactured it?


AlarmGuy

join:2010-07-08
Kansas City, MO

said by Thane_Bitter:

You certainly have nailed the uncluttered minimalist look.
I like the metal desk; do you know who manufactured it?

The desk was made by Hamilton Manfacturing. I picked it up for $75 at a surplus electronics and office furniture store. The side supports and the front hinges had been put on wrong but was easily fixed. I am thinking about mounting a larger monitor on the wall to have use of the tilting top.

Maniak

join:2008-03-29
Vail, AZ
reply to AlarmGuy

Any reason you have the tower on the desk? I always put them underneath. That will free up room for more monitors, and a place for a notepad (Yes, I still use a pencil/notepad)...

~Mark



Omega
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join:2002-07-30
Denver, CO

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reply to AlarmGuy

This could be the messiest office I have ever seen.
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Radio Active
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join:2003-01-31
Fullerton, CA
reply to AlarmGuy

said by AlarmGuy:

I have been working on creating an office in my basement. Previously the room had paneling, drywalled ceiling and indoor/outdoor carpeting. I have replaced the paneling with drywall, removed the ceiling (I plan to add a drop tile ceiling), removed the carpet and stained the concrete floors. I am going for an industrial theme so I sourced a drafting desk and chair. Since this picture was taken, I have added a network jack and telephone jack along with a speaker phone.

Looks like a great start.
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(Sniffs... Shrugs) "Seems okay."

AlarmGuy

join:2010-07-08
Kansas City, MO
reply to Maniak

said by Maniak:

Any reason you have the tower on the desk? I always put them underneath. That will free up room for more monitors, and a place for a notepad (Yes, I still use a pencil/notepad)...

~Mark

Working on building a bracket to secure the tower on the bottom support.


creed3020
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join:2006-04-26
Kitchener, ON
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reply to Omega

said by Omega:

This could be the messiest office I have ever seen.

To see how messy those cables are under the table? They literally are just hanging there with no cable management.

jwblake

join:2010-06-23
Fairfax, VA
reply to AlarmGuy

said by AlarmGuy:

said by Thane_Bitter:

You certainly have nailed the uncluttered minimalist look.
I like the metal desk; do you know who manufactured it?

The desk was made by Hamilton Manfacturing. I picked it up for $75 at a surplus electronics and office furniture store. The side supports and the front hinges had been put on wrong but was easily fixed. I am thinking about mounting a larger monitor on the wall to have use of the tilting top.

So it's a drawing/drafting table then. You can tilt it way up to draft on more easily. Great for doing that kind of work, but do you think you might get uncomfortable using such a high table for your computer desk?

AlarmGuy

join:2010-07-08
Kansas City, MO

So far it works great. I do not need to spend more than an hour or two at the desk, so fatigue is not an issue. The desk is also good for standing, as well.



Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
kudos:1
reply to AlarmGuy

You know,…..

I come to the Home/Office setup photos forum to live vicariously through all the conspicuous consumption,….this,…is,…..just,….

Just kidding man, I like it, no distractions,…

I like that desk too. I’ve consigned myself to building (I use the term loosely) a makeshift desk using a couple of half height filing cabinets, scrap wood (particle board) and some uniclick flooring (laminated).