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    Hey all, I'm looking at buying a couple of Ikea pieces and sling them together to make a suarve desk for various equipment and future purchases!

    I was thinking something along the lines of this...



    It's basically one of these on it's side:


    With this one on top:


    However, I'm not sure if it'll be high enough for my needs. As he has his TT's in a flight case which obviously raises them up somewhat. I only have an Omni Control but plan on upgrading to the S4 and some Rokit 5 G2s too in the future. I'm 5"11 so I'm thinking it might be a bit too low for me?

    Does anyone have any ideas or desks they've done themselves?
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    Could always raise it up with something under the desk top, i'd just stick some breeze blocks under there, but i'm lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxted View Post
    Could always raise it up with something under the desk top, i'd just stick some breeze blocks under there, but i'm lazy.
    Haha, wouldn't be too suave then I don't think!

    Anyone know how high is optimal height, or standard booth height?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmniRoss View Post
    Haha, wouldn't be too suave then I don't think!

    Anyone know how high is optimal height, or standard booth height?
    Best height would be where you aren't bending over to use the mixer and your controller... nothing worse than a sore back from mixing...
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    are you planning on storing shedloads of vinyl in it? If not:

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10147737

    I have one, its 90cm high and the perfect height for mixing. It holds 2 1210's (battle position), lappy (on a stand), a reloop controller, x1 and lpd8 at a squeeze. No room for speakers though, so i mounted them on the wall with some free brackets.

    If youre still intent on that one you proposed then you can buy little legs from ikea too that'll raise it up to about 90 cm or higher. I cant remember the name of them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceBlaise View Post
    Best height would be where you aren't bending over to use the mixer and your controller... nothing worse than a sore back from mixing...
    Seriously. I'm 6'4" so it's always a problem for me hahaha
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    I would elevate the cabinet by setting them atop a few blocks. That way you raise to a good working height and provide yourself some toe space so you're not kicking the faceplate while rocking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djsakebomb View Post
    Seriously. I'm 6'4" so it's always a problem for me hahaha


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    You want whatever your mixing on to be at least at your bellybutton.
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    I used spacers from ikea to raise my desk up. I have a post in here SOMEWHERE with pics....ugh

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