NerdCart: A Mobile Workstation And Media Centre

Today's featured workspace is a mobile workspace and entertainment centre made from a heavily-modified tool cart and includes everything from a keyboard tray with hidden storage to some excellent cable management.

Lifehacker reader RobotsOnCandy lives in a one-bedroom apartment with his wife — a wife none too fond of his rowdy late-night gaming sessions. In order to keep his computer and gaming equipment organised and mobile enough to wheel to the best spot to keep down the noise, he modified a tool cart to serve as an awesome mobile computing and media centre.

I came up with the idea for this project because I needed a fairly mobile station for my game consoles.

I have a weekly game night and my wife, understandably, doesn't want to hear me playing fake war with my friends. We live in a one-bedroom apartment, so I need to be able to cart my hobby out of whichever room it isn't welcome in at any given time.

I decided later that I would add the desk functionality to serve as a computer workstation.

The entire project was about $US175, including the tool cart.

The attention to detail and organisation on the cart is awesome. He drilled large holes in the cart to route the cables through and cleaned them up with rubber grommets, the power strip is mounted to a piece of plywood glued to the underside of one of the shelves and the tool drawer was converted into a keyboard tray with hidden storage underneath.

NerdCart: A Mobile Workstation and Media Center [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]


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