How to Build a Flexible Sheving System and Desk that Can Change as a Child Grows
Learn how to create a home office using ready-made cabinetry; includes step-by-step instructions along with tips, materials, and tools lists.
by Ron Hazelton on June 14, 2014 in News
by Ron Hazelton on June 05, 2014 in News
Viewing Project in Furniture & Refinishing > Building > Other Projects
Love the fact that I could even do this, love the pipe work and the options to cut the pipes makes it easy for a single mom like myself to achieve such a detailed job. Thanks for giving me new options for desks and even a few more items i thought of such as bathroom cabinetry, wall storage,garage shelvings, among others...Merry X-mas
WOW! $830 is extremely expensive for such an item. The screws would have to be frequently tightened if the lighter recommended pipe were used anywhere. The finished project would not fit the decor of most homes. For $830 one could buy a computer desk which would be a nice and much more sturdy piece of furniture compatible with the decor in most homes. This item just does not fit.
parts $508.82, Aluminum pipe $320.74 which makes this total $829.56, Of course at this price shipping is not included !
A deal if your rich like Ron Hazelton, maybe he could loan us some money to built it, you think ?
After a year and still you people here can't provide a useful list of dimensions and parts? I have quit watching and will tune elseswhere
I'm making one modeled after this, but I'm planning on it being a little taller and wider (to accommodate dual 24" monitors). I'm planning a larger more natural wood tone desk surface and fewer shelves. I've sourced most of my Kee Klamp hardware on eBay (some also from SimplifiedBuilding and Hawkeye Materials) and I'm already $240 into it. I haven't purchased pipe/tubing at all yet because I'm hoping I can use some that I already have. I'm going to go with something much less expensive than Ron did for mounting monitors. I think I'm going to use four 60" 1x6's to create the desk surface, and I'm hoping that it isn't too heavy. It should be fine. Finished surface will be 5' wide x 2' deep and 1" thick. I don't want to break the bank. The most expensive part has been purchased, though..the rest will be very cheap comparatively. The Kee Klamp hardware is definitely pricey. I expect the results to be worth it, though. Completely custom workstation that can be adjusted and altered endlessly.
Edit: Ooh - also interested in seeing if some of the set screws can be replaced with "knobs" to make frequent adjustment of the desktop angle and height more convenient.
Is there a parta list yet for this project?
where can i find the clamps and fittings for the pipe
Prowl hospitals that are upgrading. I've seen computer desks for the taking piled outback. Same goes with office buildings. When you see a roll off dumpster arrive, keep an eye out.
Wow cool desk... I agree the fittings are too expensive. Will be using chain link parts and turning parts on the lathe to build smething like this. Why are the fittings so expensive? Should only be a couple bucks each. Some of them are $25 or higher?!?
Nice! I think I can beat 500.00 though tony. of course i would not be using those fancy fitting Ron has there, or buying them online. LOL There is no reason I can see that those things have to be so hi dollar. Pretty sweet desk you have there though ron. gave me some great ideas.
I like this one....
Parts can be priced and purchased here...... http://www.simplifiedbuilding....
Pipe can be purchased locally. Prices vary depending on selection of fence or water pipe.
Monitor Bracket....See Bret's Post Below.
Easily a $500.00 project.
I used to use the metal piping to build stuff for work but have not used it for home but it makes sense if the cost of the project remains reasonable compared to buying a commercially manufactured product.
Nice video on the Computer desk made with pipe. I even thought of painting the pipe. Great walk through with the video.
are plans available for purchase yet? i would love to build this, since it is exactly what i have been searching for! having a hard time trying to figure out which connectors to buy:(
Wish I had the space and tools to make this. I can see many things to make. Depending on the weight of the items these could be made with PVC pipes. I'm a 77 year old but still able to do things.