My HP Scanjet scanner has a pretty large footprint. As a result, my rolltop desktop was kind of crowded. My wife, a devoted minimalist has been muttering darkly about my junky desk for some time. Seems it is difficult to dust - a minor, but serious crime in the household of She-Who-Must-Dust-Daily. So as a Christmas present, as much to myself as to her, I decided it was time to get her off my.....I mean, reduce the clutter on my desk.
Despite opinions to the contrary, I do need a scanner that will handle 8-1/2 by 14 documents, so the problem is how do I find a place for the scanner and make more room on the desktop?
The solution I hit upon involves the following materials:
- 1 - 24 x 17.5 inch 3/4 inch plywood piece
- 8 - half inch wood screws
- 8 - 5/8 inch wood screws
- 2 - 22 inch drawer slides
- An iron
- A 5/8 inch band of oak veneer
I test fit the drawer guides, making sure the space above the slide out shelf would give the scanner a good inch of clearance. I measured and marked where the outside rails would go.
And Voila! The desk is less cluttered and she can dust it daily if she wishes.
I still have my scanner which is a highly useful device.
I figure everything I can repair, organize, make prettier or any thing that irritates my Sweet Baboo that I can eliminate is one more bit o incense in my life, spreading the fragrance of peace and harmony in our happy home.
It is a little know fact that modern man marks their territory with power tools!