My Super Duper Versatile Desk

Put your nerd caps on, this blog post is giving you a tour of my workspace/desk/place-where-I-spend-12hrs-a-day. I’m a freelance designer/photographer, which basically means I work from home… A LOT. So having an efficient workspace is very important to me. Oh and no I wasn’t paid to write any of this (I wish).

For the short-attention spanned people out there, just watch the video below. Yes that’s right, you get to see me walk and talk (in High Definition at that). I bet you didn’t know today was going to be your lucky day.

NOW for the normal-attention spanned people out there, I’ll go in to a little more detail.
First of all it took much more time than I thought to find a good quality/sturdy desk that could roll. Simple to ask, hard to find. After some uninspiring hours of googling, I stumbled upon Anthro, a company out of Portland, Oregon. They have more options than a McDonald’s Big Mac. TONS of desks to choose from, and the one I got is the 60″ Anthrocart. Black, with 5″ caster wheels, and computer siderack.

The world's FIRST rig shot on a desk.... I think.

Introducing the World’s FIRST rig shot from a desk.

Anthro, the beautiful people from Portland, Oregon who built this desk.

It may look like a typical desk, but the quality of Anthro is top notch. You can just “feel” it. No flimsy parts here. Not to mention their customer service is 2nd to none. Ask for Doug Campbell if you give them a call.

Sexy Ergotron computer monitor arms swing, sway and stay to my heart's content.

My other quest was to find sturdy monitor holders that clamp to the back of the desk. I’m extremely impressed with the arms from Ergotron. Super snazzy, sturdy, and quickly adjustable on the fly to my heart’s content. The big 30″ monitor needed the MX model for the extra weight. For the smaller monitor I got the more compact LX model. Power Rangers eat your heart out.

The blue breathing beast that plays a killer game of solitaire.

See that big window in the background? That’s one of the main reasons I wanted the desk to be portable. During the day the sun can really beam down on the desk. No worries, just push it a few feet into the shade. I’d bore you with specifics on the computer. But to skim, it has 12GB DDR3 RAM, i7-920 2.66 GHz Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 grahics card, SSD internal hard drive, and TONS of bullet proof back-up external hard drive space thanks to drobo. pew pew pew! Steve Demmitt helped me put all the pieces together, can’t forget about that.

Anthro, Ergotron, and Drobo helped build my workspace desk.

And there it is. I’d bore everyone if I went over EVERYTHING associated with my workspace, so leave a comment below if you have any questions… Chances are I’ll be typing my response from this very desk!

  • http://www.andysapp.com andy.

    Loved the video! I’ve heard Antrho makes awesome stuff. I think a lot of designers overlook the importance of the desk/workspace in general. If you work a lot from home… the right (and aesthetically balanced) setup is crucial!

    Also… Hello, Drobo!
    😀

  • http://32countiesphoto.com Jared

    Hey, your desk is really neat, but Holy Cow! Those canvas prints on your wall are amaaaaaazing!

    Also, nice bike.

  • http://clintdavis.net Clint Davis

    LOL thanks Jared… They cost me like $10,000 total for all of them, TOP QUALITY! 😛
    Seriously everybody loves them, thanks dude!

  • Jason

    Great. I just ordered 2 ergotron arms thanks to this post.

  • jzzypark

    Are you trying to get sponsored? Coz this might work :p

  • Anvay Nakade

    Awesome setup.

    A question.Which are those speakers?

  • http://clintdavis.net Clint Davis

    jzzypark, YES, sponsor me!!! Get me the biggest wacom tablet available!!
    Anvay, they’re Bose speakers. Let me find a link…
    http://reviews.cnet.com/pc-speakers/bose-companion-2-series/4505-3179_7-32081075.html
    They sound good enough for me, but I suppose there are better.

  • http://www.joshjonesphoto.com Josh Jones

    Thats awesome! I built a setup like this late last year: http://joshjonesphoto.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-photo-editing-pc-build.html

    Solid states are the way to go for sure! And 30″ monitors! Woohoooo!

  • http://www.anthro.com Nichole

    Hi Clint!
    We at Anthro love your video! We hope you are enjoying the mobility of your desk! :)
    We know you are happy with your current set up- but since you love being able to move – you really should checkout our sit/stand desks (the Elevate Line).
    We occasionally have sales and could keep you posted!
    Thanks agin for show casing your space- we love to see how our customers are using them!

  • Sean G

    Impressive to say the least. Who makes that chair, I need one! Please let me know.

  • http://computerdesksguide.com Alex

    beautiful desk and powerful computer. I love the chair, what a wonderful design!

  • http://www.johngillespiephoto.com John Gillespie

    Everything clean and awesome looking.