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Chris Pollock

Chris Pollock - web developer & ecommerce entrepreneur
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New Times… New Desk

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Recently I have made the switch for working full time for “the man” to becoming an independent developer working out of my house.  This change meant that I needed a workspace that was more conducive for the long hours spent at the workstation.   I started looking online for desks and was totally unsatisfied.  I went to a local used office furniture store…nothing.  I went to the regular office stores.. nothing.  Finally I resolved that I would build my own desk. 

In a forthcoming post I will document the project in detail.  Basically it’s a sheet of custom cut MDF, build on a foundation of Kee Lite Pipe Fittings* and fence post.  For the keyboard tray I custom cut some of the remaining MDF and attached it to an articulating keyboard support. Net result: VERY COOL DESK for about 1/2 the cost of one that would have been totally lame.

Here’s a few more pictures to tease you until I get the project posted in detail.

 

Note the “faux” wood flooring, it’s cheaper than a solid chair mat and it works great.

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Can you say “cord management”

CIMG7038 by you.

 

22” Wide Screens, Ergonomic Keyboard, Ergonomic Mouse… I don’t mess around.

CIMG7037 by you.

 

* I am a part owner of Simplified Building Concepts so obviously I got a good deal on the fittings 🙂

  • http://squaredeye.com matthew

    Outstanding bro! Seriously. Now just keep it that clean, and get yourself a mac, and you're on your way to stardom!

  • http://www.dougrenz.com Doug Renz

    Nice Desk Chris!!!

  • John Overman

    Sweet desk and sweet rig with the dual 22″ monitors. I see the room even has some dedicated cooling! All that is missing now is the Logitech MX Revolution, and a better OS than Windows.

    The company I work for just signed a lease for a two bedroom apartment to use as office space and bought a bunch of used cubicle equipment, and is signing me on as a real employee instead of a contract employee. It'll be nice to have a space that was actually set up for work, instead of an old laptop and cookie sheet on a couch or a desk that was crammed in our bedroom, but I'll be moving from working on a nice workstation with a 21″ FD Trinitron monitor ($50 on ebay w/ local pickup) to a 9 year old laptop used as a terminal. I guess we can't all be as cool as Chris Pollock.

  • Required

    lol @ these mactards.

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There’s the verse that says “love covers a multitude of sins”, well... so does snow:grimacing::flushed::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:. #mudseason #nograssagain #lifewithboysMicah’s been working on his beard. It’s filling in quite nicely!! #mountainman #lifewithboys #11yearoldswithbeardsSick day for Lucas and therefore the rest of us. It’s nice though to have the windows open!!What a difference a haircut makes! Spock to Simon. #beforeandafter #spockhair #haircut #shearingmysheepCelebrating Chinese New Year with a friend (a little early) with some treats straight from Beijing! Yummy!This greeted me this morning. :heart_eyes: #lifewithboys #ivalentinesdayPhotoApparently my read aloud book was riveting to this guy:yum:. The rest of us enjoyed it though. A historical fiction account of Tyndale’s life by Scott O’Dell. #thehawkthatcouldnothuntbyday #readaloud #historicalfictionPhotoThe current favorite face of the house! It’s a cute one!! #puppylifeYour future pilot :man:‍:airplane:Agamemnon, Menelaus and a reluctant general.History actors take a bowSnow Dog!Camo mom working on her next project.