This is a quick update on how my standing desk building is going.
this is what I’ve done so far:
- I’ve bought most of my materials: cement, cement support, wood, stain, mechanical parts, desk top
- I’ve put the wood base of the table together (a new development, I’ve decided that it might fall over otherwise)
Wooden base for the legs of the table
- the top of the table has been built
Using a nail gun to put the desk top together
both sets of bearings have been assembled
Making the lower bearing housing. This piece goes into the PVC tube, and holds a bushing for the stem
The bearing and housing, mounted in the PVC tube
- the forms for pouring cement have been cut to size
the form for the cement is ready to go!
pour the cement for the base
The cement has been poured in the form (cement gets very warm when it sets, who knew!?)
This is what I’ve decided might have to change:
- The top of the table seems too big. It looks good in solidworks, but just looks too big for the rest of the desk
- The stain for the exposed wood parts that I was using was too dark, so I bought a different one that I think will be better.
- I found this really cool piece of wood for where the bearing is, it’s a cut piece of a tree!
This is what I still need to do
- cut and finish the table top
- finish the wood base
- cut my steel tube to size
- attach the tube to the table
- finish the poster