Garage Computer Desk

Tony's Woodworking Projects

Garage Computer
Made of pine 2" x 4" studs, 3/4" pine plywood and some scraps fo thinner plywood. Painted dark green. Approximately 5 feet high, 2 feet wide and 1 foot deep.
I cannot see how I lived so long without a computer in the garage. Checking email, playing MP3s, looking on the web for project/car repair information. All this without having to cleanup or track dirt through the house. I recommend everyone have one, especially for doing greasy automotive repair work.
This was a great way to utilize space in a corner that was hard to take adavantage of. It is above a couple stairs, so the legs are seriously different lengths.
Miscellaneous Notes/Thoughts
  • The machine started as an overclocked Pentium 100 MHz, then upgraded to a 450 MHZ AMD K6. I run it as a thin client, so it has no disk drive and boots from a Knoppix CD. I mount the MP3s I ripped using NFS top my made file server.
  • I was worried about the impact the sawdust and such would have on the cooling of the machine and its movable parts (such as mouse and keyboard). So far, after a number of years, there have been no problems.
  • It was raw wood finish for a couple years, until it was painted, at which time the lower shoe holder was added.