Pull-out/Swing-out Desk Ideas?

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Pull-out/Swing-out Desk...

Trying to save space in my library, yet provide a work-station area,
I'm toying with the idea of building-in a pull-out or swing-out desk
in one section of the bookcases.

Any ideas?  I'd prefer a simple buy and install, but I'm open to doing
a little wood-work.
        
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Re: Pull-out/Swing-out Desk Ideas?
On 1/11/2017 7:56 AM, Jim Thompson wrote:
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How much space do the books take ?  And how much would they take on a  
hard drive ?

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Re: Pull-out/Swing-out Desk Ideas?
On Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:57:02 UTC, Jim Thompson  wrote:
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FWIW you can get very heavy duty drawer type rails. Hinges & gate-leg also works. Lift-off works too... I don't know what you want out of the trade-offs. I won't suggest an inflatable desk :)


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Re: Pull-out/Swing-out Desk Ideas?
On Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:56:51 -0700, Jim Thompson

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I could never keep a clean enough desk for that to possibly work.

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Jim Thompson wrote on 10/31/2017 5:56 PM:
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I use an old drop leaf table.  When both leaves are dropped the table is  
only a bit over a foot wide.

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Re: Pull-out/Swing-out Desk Ideas?
On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:57:02 PM UTC-7, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Well, a table with lamp is traditional.   Carrels are built-in study stations,  
and there's lots of ideas if you do an image search on that term.
One could build-in a tabletop as a drawer, if you want, that slides back
into the bookshelves when not in use.    

For minimal floorspace, a tilt-away table is a classic design, like this:

<http://www.bonninashley.com/side-end-tables/antique-tilt-top-center-table/

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