Ryan's desk is homemade, which he only just finished recently. He made it from some leftover solid oak kitchen worktop and some vintage industrial style hairpin legs. The worktop was very light beforehand and covered in layers of linseed oil, so he sanded all this away and used walnut wood dye and varnish to give it the more antique appearance.
Ryan's main Windows gaming PC is a custom build right beside his Mac Pro Tower under the desk. Since most gaming PC’s tend to come with pretty gaudy RGB cases, he wasn’t really happy with anything found so he decided to make his own. He bought a broken 1939 model German Graetz Radio Model 51W on eBay, gutted it and installed his build components.
Its a perfect machine for gaming.
- LG 25 inch 21:9 Ultrawide display monitor (view product)
- 40 inch Samsung 4K TV
The 1980s BBC Model B and matching CUB Monitor Ryan got for learning BBC Basic language and playing retro games such as Elite, Space Invaders and Tetris, and more.
The M1 Garand Rifle is a Denix Replica Ryan bought a few years back when he used to portray 82nd Airborne 505th Division in a WWII living history group.
Other items on desk include a 1956 GPO 232 Telephone in the rare ivory color option. He collects vintage rotary telephones and has a small collection going of about 12 different models. He considers these future investments.
Ryan has also just purchased an Azio Mechanical Typewriter style keyboard, to finish off the style of his retro desk setup and he's very pleased with it. The mouse Ryan uses is a standard Microsoft surface Bluetooth mouse which is great as he's left-handed
The media rack to the right of the desk houses components which don't normally fit in Ryan's HiFi setup.
- 1971 Sony Trinitron TV-1320UB Television
- a Bang & Olufsen BeoCord 8000
- Sony CDP-101 (The worlds first CD Player) Panasonic SQP8 VCR
- Sanyo VTC-M40 Beta Max Player