I am addicted to music. I do a lot of stuff using video. I am a developer. A am living in a flat. That all together is a problem.
Where should I put all the stuff without eating up my living room space? Where do I put my studio monitor speakers so that they sound good?
My solution: Selfmade furniture! My hardware store offers a nice service: You choose the plywood you'd like to use and give them the measurements. Then they cut everything for you and bill only the material which was used.
After doing some drawings and measurements it was clear how to do it. You need 12 plywood plates, 48 stainless steels torx screws and 2 hours of your time. The monitor speakers now have the correct height (your ears), there is enough space for keyboards and microphones on the left and right hand side of the table. It's the perfect workstation.
4mm wood drill (gimlet)
Our crews are 5cm long. We prepare the holes using the 4mm drill
5mm wood drill (gimlet)
For drilling holes in the base plates
baseplate 167cm x 60cm x 1,8cm
This is the main plate which will hold oll other components
top plate 167cm x 32cm x 1,6cm
this is the base for the monitor speakers
keyboard plate 105cm x 52cm x 1,6cm
This will be the plate for the midi keyboard
Start with the base plate. At the bottom left side mark the holes to be drilled. Use the 20cm x 20cm parts and mark the holes at the positions 2cm, 10cm, 18cm. Do the same at the bottom right side.
Choose any width you like for the middle parts. I used the width of the music stand plate.
After marking the holes, drill it using the 5mm drill
Now turn the baseplate around. Align the 20cmx20cm parts with the baseplate. Drill 4mm holes through the baseplate into the 20x20 plates.
Do this with the top plate, too. Now align baseplate, 20x20 plates an the top plates and use the screws to tighten them at the top and at the bottom.
If you finished this task, you have done 1/3 of the new table
Now prepare the keyboard part. Do the same with the 10cmx20cm parts and attach them to the back side of the keyboard plate:
The side should look like this:
Now we need some stability at the back side. Align both 10cm x 20cm parts with equal distance in the middle of the backside. Please measure with high precision. You'll see the distances of these parts later at the top of the base plate.
If you attached all parts it should look like this: