You'll have to forgive me, I'm slightly worn out and excited and might be missing a number of details about this project. What I do have, are photos. That hopefully explain visually what's taking place.
So with the beds completed, the next step was the desk area. I kicked back and forth between standing and sitting. At home, I had a standing desk. And at work, I had one for 1yr and a half. It was great, until my job took my standing desk away from me.
Luckily they let me go remote, and here we are today, so I guess it all worked out.
A month working out at the dinette had settled that I wanted a standing desk. Watching a movie, eating, lounging at the dinette was fine. Trying to work at the dinette for 8 hours staring at a screen.........
So standing desk it was. At first I was just going to do a regular rectangular desk. But after a few nights with all the extra space in the back bedroom from the L configuration of the beds, I started to rethink things.
And my mind gravitated towards a corner desk. I ran the ideas past my father in-law to get his input on how to make this happen. And here is what we ended up with:
This is version 1.0 - it needed some cutting, but this would be the basic concept.
After some adjustments where made, it was ready to go. We secured it to the walls with 1/2 inch 3/8 thick aluminum L channel purchased from Home Depot.
Sticking with the idea of all those lovely curves of an Airstream, we gave it rounded corners and went around the light switches and the Ocean Air shades.
And of course, a spot in the rear for computer wires and such.
It'd be great if that's all it took to keep it up there, but that's not enough to support leaning on it. It'd need legs. And I wanted it to be stylish and consistent with the Airstream.
Browsing Home Depot, I came into the closet organization section. And found heavy duty 1 1/2 inch closet rods in brushed nickel. Perfect! And I could use the closet rod mounts to mount to the floor and base. Only one problem
They sell these as packages and I only need one part, so I'd have to buy 4 of them to get the pieces I needed.
Oh well. Done.
And the whole bedroom so far...
So that's it for now. All that is left are finishing details. I still need to finish some wiring, we need trim pieces for the bed and we are still debating how, if at all to build cubbies along the road side lower wall.
We need new bedding too. The "nook" side is getting a custom fitted cover that will be more like upholstery and we're going to modify sheets for the bed side once the wifey decides on colors and things.
And then finally I'd like to build some shelfs for our overhead bin.
... To Be Continued ...