Studio Furniture

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  1. mchimes

    mchimes Guest


    Just wondering about the furniture (desks, racks, etc.)in your stuido.

    Is it custom made?
    Price Range?
    Are you more into form or function?
    Are you happy w/ what you have?
    Do your clients comment on it either way?

    I met a guy that wants to make custom made studio furniture and I am "testing the waters" to see what the potential response might be.

  2. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    I'm building my own because the prices for just basic studio furniture is outrageous.
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    that's what I did-
  4. Serge Belley

    Serge Belley Guest

    Way cheaper to build your own if you have the tools and a place to start. Half the battle is coming up with a good plan. When I used to build furniture and cabinets I would go to the furniture and cabinet stores with a measuring tape and get dimensions from the real things and also check out the construction and hardware they used. Then I would draw up my own plan and come up with something I wanted.

    If you want to build your own studio furniture check out Omnirax , you can get alot of good ideas from there. I know studio furniture stores aren't easy to find so why not use the net!
  5. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Ditto, I still do some cabinet work on the side, so it's easy to make it from scratch. Saved a tidy sum.
  6. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Yep, same here...built my own. Fits like a gloove!
  7. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Just to give a little more detail ....

    I designed the unit to be modular so that it can easily be dismantled if I need to move it or store it. It's basically in four pieces 1) a standard 19" width "under desk" unit supports the left side with 12 rack spaces, 2) a 12" "under desk" unit supports the right side, that's where the PC goes; it has a baffle in the back covered with foam to reduce the noise of the computer and a door on the front. Both "under desk" units are on casters. 3) the desk top is 60" wide and 34" deep. 4) A credenza sits on the rear top of the desk; it's five racks spaces high, divided into three rack spaces wide. I adjusted the height so that the near field monitors would be at the correct height (for me and my chair). There are 3" holes that line up between the "under desk" modules, the desk top and the credenza, also between the dividers in the credenza so that the entire unit can be wired internally. It's made out of 5/8" black malamine particle board. The back is trimmed with black malamine, the front edges with 3/4" cherry for contrast and looks. When I get a minute (what's next september like for ya?) I'll post some pics if you're interested.

  8. mchimes

    mchimes Guest

    Thanks guys
  9. Tungstengruvsten

    Tungstengruvsten Active Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Guelph, Ontario
    My workstation is a Jerker desk from Ikea...get two monitor swivels for it and you have a totally adjustable height desk with a shelf for monitors and a big table top for your gear. the monitor swivels rock for audio monitors(intended for comp. monitors) and get them off the desk. The whole thing is steel with heavy duty hex bolts, and is a standard 48" wide...I made a keyboard shelf underneath it with $10 worth of parts and a drill and my 76 key Roland A-33 fits perfectly underneath.
  10. NolanVenhola

    NolanVenhola Guest

    Sounds tech. I really like that. How much was the Jerker desk with swivel mounts?
  11. Tungstengruvsten

    Tungstengruvsten Active Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Guelph, Ontario
    maybe $150 cdn with's cool looking too, with holes every 1 1/4" up the main rails so you can really set the height right on the speaker shelves, the monitor shelf and the main desk. The main desk is supported by an 1" tubular steel(square)...I went so far with this desk to cut the front 'fat computer belly' cutaway off, turn the desktop around so the front edge wasn't rough, and cut 4" off the steel frame(plastic end caps make it look untouched) That way it fits closer to the wall...
  12. levihoward

    levihoward Guest

    I'm not sure what the policy is here, as far as pushing someone's private company and soliciting, but I was just the "guinnea pig" for a guy here in Nashville wanting to get into the studio furniture business. Check out and go to the photo section. You can see the desk he made for me. VERY nice and solid. He's wanting to get deeper into this to rival the Argossy thing, but with solid woods/ materials, so you might be able to work out a "deal" with him right now. We're going to get some "real" photos soon in my room, so it'll look more professional, but you can tell he does quality work.

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