Beginning the build
Since I work in the marine trades I wanted this build to be very nautical so I used King Starboard marine polymer for the base and shelf. My friend Paul at Warren River Boatworks in Warren, RI sold me a piece of 3/4″ black starboard for next to nothing and he also donated the 1″ diameter stainless stanchions for the 4 posts. More importantly, he let me use his shop to do the construction.

Here’s the first phase. I clamped the shelf to the base plate and bored the holes for the posts with a Forstner bit in a drill press. I only bored into the base 1/2″ since I didn’t want the stanchions to go all the way through.

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Starting with 3/4″ King Starboard Marine Polymer and four 1″ diameter stanchions at Warren River Boatworks.


 

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The computer nestled between the van’s front seats.


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View from the driver’s seat.


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Another shot from the driver’s side. That’s the HP D2430 color printer on top.


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