roger.unc

DIY mixing desk furniture?
« on: March 25, 2019, 12:09:56 AM »
Hi - has anyone cobbled together a DIY mixing desk out of off the shelf components (e.g., IKEA)?  I would love to recreate something like this commercial desk since it has 12U under both sides and a big sliding tray (but $2500 USD for the real deal is out of the question right now): https://www.soundconstructionsupply.com/product/scs-composer-keyboard-desks/.  I have two computer screens on top and a tower PC and two 12U racks underneath (though the 2x12U gear is currently in Odyssey racks). I'm not wedded to having an 88 key piano on the tray since I could see putting my mackie mix control and a typing keyboard on there instead.

I'm curious if anyone has any elegant DIY solutions besides buying the real thing or $2000 worth of carpentry tools and $2000 worth of wood.  ;) Thanks.  --Roger


scott2000

Re: DIY mixing desk furniture?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 02:20:41 AM »
I have ordered a rack plan from here in the past....Pretty good......
http://www.thefrankes.com/wp/?page_id=3381

This one is pretty cool...

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/threads/my-newest-studio-desk-build.710750/

//// thread above links to here too....nice

https://www.studiotisch.com/?ID=2

and there are quite a few threads of other builds across various forums..... and pinterest even has some nice ideas........

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/472807660855743338/


I found that figuring out how to finish was the most difficult/time consuming part for me......  definitely try to have everything sorted out before building......

////nicer material makes finishing easier.......culled stuff is cheap but makes for more work unless you get lucky.... :-\
« Last Edit: March 25, 2019, 02:38:59 AM by scott2000 »

roger.unc

Re: DIY mixing desk furniture?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 08:05:15 AM »
Cool! Thanks for the links, scott2000. --Rog

Rocinante

Re: DIY mixing desk furniture?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 07:04:51 PM »
I built my own racks and mixing desk for my modded Soundcraft Ghost. I'll be building a sidecar ITB mixing desk pretty soon out of some black oak I've been sitting on.
 There's some pics here:

https://www.omniaarts.com/studio

I am currently working on using a raspberry pi to show spectrum and volume metering via two 7 x 5 inch screens which will be fitted into the desk on each side of the Ghost's meter.
If there's a harder way to do this, I haven't found it yet.

Re: DIY mixing desk furniture?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 04:33:44 PM »
I made a desk out of 8020 aluminum from 8020.net. Cost about $600 in parts. You have to assemble it yourself, obviously. It works great and it's customizable. I basically just used the rough dimensions of the Sterling Modular Plan A and went from there.



 

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