Was running out of room on the desk and after spending several hours perusing the “Ham Shack” images on Google, I settled on a simple box design which would.
- Allow the previously wasted space under the monitors to be utilized.
- Provide a space to stow the keyboard, mouse and notebook for times when I want to use the desk for other purposes.
- Get the radio and other key readouts more closely grouped to the monitors so as not to require turning of the head to view key operational metrics.
- Be within my limited wood working capabilities.
The body is made from oak veneer plywood which has been ripped into two 24 inch wide strips. From these two strips the top, bottom and dividers were cut. The legs are made from paint grade dimensional trim, and the front is covered in 3/4 oak trim.
Several coats of a combination stain/poly product was used to provide an attractive and durable finish.
So far the riser has been a great addition to the ham shack.
73’s until next time, Jay