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    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    West Georgia

    Default First furniture: computer game station

    I picked up this SlikStik arcade controller several years ago, on a whim. It works pretty well. But, it's too heavy to have on your lap, and, if you put it on a desk or table, the height, angles and sliding around make it uncomfortable to use. I've always wanted to make a custom setup around the controller, even though my interest in games has waned.

    Here it is, my first shot at a piece of furniture. Not bad, I think. Also my first shot at finishing wood. The frame is 1 x 1 1/2 x 14ga. retangular tubing. 1-inch angle at front and back of the controller. The wood is from a 2 x 4 foot piece of 1 1/4 inch cheap pine scrounged at Lowes for half price due to a banged up corner. My spray painting skilz are coming along, with this looking quite deep and glossy.

    MM180, and some O/A to remove some warpage. I'm still being haunted by warps where a cross-piece ties in to another that has a free end. That had caused the monitor shelf supports to droop at the 2-inch support, and had caused the front legs to be a half-inch closer at the bottom than at the top.

    Here's a bigger image
    Last edited by EdZep; 02-04-2008 at 09:04 PM.

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