Recently after I completed a dresser for my mom, (you can check it out in my projects). It came out real nice and what not. Well so nice that my father was impressed. He wants me to build all new kitchen cabinets but first he wants me to build all new furniture for my bedroom. I thought great! I was planning on it anyway. But here comes the problem. I want to build a new computer desk first. So here is my problem. I’m having a brain fart on how to go about it.
Since my computer desk is going to dictate the rest of the furniture in my room I want it to come out right. I plan on using my desk for my computer (yea no kiddin) but also planning and drawing out projects and also for paper work for my job (self employed sub contractor). So I need lots of room but I have a small space to work with. My room is 12’x10’. Here is the layout I’m shooting for to get the most out of my room. Any input on that would be great also.
But back to the desk. I was throwing around the idea of a corner desk and using the mission style. The desk is at the top right corner. Now here’s my problem. I need file drawers. One will do but more the merrier and I need a “junk” drawer as well. But I’m a rather big kid, six foot and change, so I need my leg room. If I put the drawers on either side of the desk I ruin the leg room that I need. Any suggestions? I don’t have to stick with the corner style but I though it would be great for paper work.
I plan on using black walnut for the legs, MDF with maple burl veneer for the panels and a nice hard maple top. And doing a design on the drawer faces with cherry or bubinga inlays.
Sorry for the long post and I hope it makes sense but I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place. Any input or guidence would be great!
-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!