New home office setup nearly complete

One of our goals this weekend is to clear out the junk in our home office so I could move from the dining table to a more secluded location. The state extended our stay-at-home order and our office leader told us to expect to work from home through the end of the month.

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I discovered that I’m missing a cable for the third monitor and I need to get a proper lift for the keyboard and mouse. I also need to do some cable management and get something on the walls so I don’t go crazy in the beigeness.

For those who don’t recognize the table, it’s an architectural drafting table complete with adjustable top and mat. My mom picked it up cheap from the oil and gas firm she worked at and we’ve had it in storage for years, long enough to have lost all of the hardware I needed to reassemble it. We were storing it in pieces - two ends, front and back rails, the bottom rail, the drawer slide, and the top. I was thankful that I had a stash of 2" machine screws and a drill/driver so I wouldn’t have to screw them in by hand. Here’s the quick rebuild sequence:

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This is my return to a standing desk. It’s a bit low, thus the need for a keyboard stand. I have a bar stool for those times when I need to take a break from standing.

Since we got started on it, now my wife is talking about removing the storage cabinets and adding a sleeper sofa. I inherited a nice smart TV which I also took some time to set up this afternoon. Adding the sofa will turn this into an office/game room/guest room, which will make it much better for when my in-laws come to visit.

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I did hook up my old XBox 360, but if I can convince my wife to swap the smart TV for the dumb one in the living room, I can get the XBONE in here for some proper console gaming!

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