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  • Looks good, as others have said you won't notice the gap once the desk is in use.

    Having a gap isn't a problem with stuff falling off. I have sit/stand desk so I can't have it up against a wall on any side. Just don't put too much crap on the desk to begin with and nothing can really fall off.

    As for minimalism, you'll need wires for anything that needs wires regardless of where they come up (either through a hole or the gap). The biggest wins for minimalism are wireless keyboard/mouse (and headphones), and shifting the computer/laptop off the desk.

    The other obvious option for getting rid of the clamp is a wall mount for the monitor, but you need something quite adjustable if you want to account for future monitor upgrades.

  • Wireless mouse is sorted. I thought same for keyboard but my work laptop doesn't let me use Bluetooth peripherals so I'll need to sell my keychron and get some mechanical keyboard with a receiver.

    I have a nice set of steelseries wired headphones that I quite like so will probably keep.

    I thought about wall mounting monitor but the desk arm just gives me more flexibility and either way I'd need wires from monitor to computer (fuck burying them in the wall) so why not have them running down the desk arm, which is a relatively neat solution.

  • sell my keychron

    talk to me

  • K2 with standard abs caps, slight shine but really pretty minimal. US layout with the @ and " symbols being swapped.

    Once I've found a replacement, I'll let you know. I was thinking about a logitech 915 tkl but realised they don't charge via USB c which put me off

  • OK, first iteration is done.

    Aware the monitor isn't centered, but cba fixing that right now as it means I have to lift the desk out to adjust. Happy to wait til I get the new monitor to save having to do it twice.

    To do -

    Buy and fit pegboard
    Fit shelves (extra cuts frm the Birch worktop, cut earlier this week)
    Hook up gaming PC
    Cable tidying above and below desk
    Mount laptop (w/USB-C cable) to pegboard, connect to new monitor.
    New mouse mat (current one is several years old)
    Find some artwork for the walls
    Find a new keyboard that works with a 2.4ghz receiver as Bluetooth is a no no
    3rd Sand and coat with Danish oil

    Have I forgotten anything?

  • Some speakers?

  • Not sure whether acoustics would be awful, and also distracting, so headphones seem like the better bet here.

  • Tbh I don't really use speakers. Headphones are all I need but if that ever changes, adding in some wee USB speakers to the pegboard will probably be easy enough

  • If im working, it's headphones to avoid feedback on calls

    If I'm gaming, it's headphones so I can chat or be immersed.

    I generally watch TV and films on my actual TV, with a soundbar

  • I'm working for home due to our mutual "friend" - Covid

    At the office i used mainly headphones, but at home i do preffer speakers, and, only on the moments that i really need to be 200% focused that's when i change to the headphones. that was the reason why i told that speakers would be ace :)

  • Making the most of my pal's router to make these shelves from the left over worktop. Should look nice in there. Need maybe another pass with the router - hard to do this stuff on a kitchen table with 3 year old 'helping' and then a sand and some oil too.

  • Where can I see the cargo bike storage? You dont have a thread for that :(

  • cause i didn't build it! A pal of mine -¬≠/ - built it for me. I did a sketch of what I wanted and what it would be used for and away he went.

    Happy to share 3d render if that's helpful?

  • Happy to share 3d render if that's helpful?

    that would be amazing, I am thinking something similar in the backyard

  • hope this is useful @amey

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  • I'm imagining sticking a couple of standard council issue bin lids on that canopy to fully deter the passer by.

  • it's worked well so far, admittedly we've only had our hybrid in there til the cargo bike arrives in march. Due to build a lockable gate too which will be another layer of deterrence.

  • Anyway, back on office Chat - 34" ultrawide monitor and pegboard are inbound.

  • Good post day today

  • Looks great - have been following with interest. How does it feel working in there ? Reason for asking is that I have a 1800 square shed base built and wondering if I could insulate well enough if it would be better than than in our open plan living space trying to work surrounded by family chaos....or just too cramped.

  • actually fine tbh. Now that I can fit my legs under the desk and get in and out of the room alright, it's fine. Having the Ikea panel that gets pretty bright really makes a difference - the space is very well lit. Once I've got the pegboards, other shelves and maybe a few decorative touches done it is going to be a really nice workspace.

  • Getting there.

    Need to fix the cable mess at the back left, populate the pegboard, hang some more shelves in the space (behind and to the side) and decorate it a bit more. But progress.

  • Can you link to the peg board you went for?

  • looks good

    what keyboard is that ? and what do you use the google nest mini for ?


    Nice but pricey


    It's a motospeed k82 with some cheap eBay pbt keycaps. Definitely not premium but its a mechanical keyboard with the connectivity I wanted (2.4ghz rather than bt, charging via USB c, usable when charging)

    I'll likely open it up and see if I can mod it a bit with some foam, lube and maybe o rings.

    As for the nest mini, I dunno. I got it free on a Spotify promo last year and forgot about it until last week. Will probably use it to set calendar reminders, maybe some integration with my FLOALT light panel. Any suggestions?

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