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MittWaffle March 19, 2007 09:22 PM

Need some help and tips... for a desk thats holds my computer.
 
Ok well.... I was looking around at my computer desk and I got the idea, of a plexyglass case, that doubles as my desk top counter.

I have a metal frame, well...two sides of it..and the middle (the counter) holding it all up.

Now i want to take out the wood counter, and drop it 5 inches, then get mounting scres and mount all of my computer parts in a plexyglass desk, that you can see into while your stuffs on it.

Now, I need an idea, 1" thich for the top and .5" for the bottom and sides?

or 1" for the whole thing?

Any ideas and tips to get started?

Also, on my to do list is a Picture frame that holds you computer, submerged in non conductive liquid.

Thease are my idea, and hopefully soon to be projects.

Babrbarossa March 19, 2007 09:42 PM

Sounds like fun- I just gave up on trying to find some clear 3/4" acrylic sheeting for a similar idea- I searched half of New Brunswick with no luck (there be dragons in the other half)

sswilson March 19, 2007 09:49 PM

Was it SKYMTL who said he had a line on Acrylic vendors in different locals?

Babrbarossa March 19, 2007 09:50 PM

Yeah-he said that the nearest to me was in Halifax- where are you from sash?

Forge March 20, 2007 04:44 PM

You could also use a sheet of hardened glass like they put on a dinning room table.

mo' power March 21, 2007 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Forge (Post 4173)
You could also use a sheet of hardened glass like they put on a dinning room table.

I agree, plexiglass and acrylic will be prone to scratches over time. Tempered glass would be your best bet. It would probably be cheaper, too. 5/16" or 3/8" should do nicely.

mo' power March 21, 2007 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Forge (Post 4173)
You could also use a sheet of hardened glass like they put on a dinning room table.

I agree. Plexiglass and acrylic are prone to scratching over time. 5/16" or 3/8" shoud do nicely.

Babrbarossa March 21, 2007 03:28 PM

Yeah-- for a desktop- glass would be better. Mo' - by the look of your double post, it looks like your experienceing the same error when you try to post...

mo' power March 22, 2007 02:00 AM

yep.

ScytheNoire March 22, 2007 03:15 AM

Here's an idea for finding some glass... take a trip through a junk yard. Who knows what might work, but might find something like a sunroof or some hatchback window that might work perfectly.


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