Desk #1: Design of Desk

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Blog entry by ilyac posted 09-16-2012 08:27 PM 1340 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I saw a desk I thought looked really nice on one of those flash deal websites a few weeks ago, and when I saw the price tag on it, and that it was made out of MDF I decided I could do better.

I changed the design from the original with a few of my own details to add a little something to it. Namely the wedged mortise and tendon joints to connect the legs to the top with ebony wedges (just for a bit of contrast), and a thicker glued up top than the desk I saw. I also added holed along the back, similar to bench dog holed you would find in a workbench to add both places for me to route computer cables through, as well as give it a little more of a workbench type look to it.

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 10:50 PM

Pretty neat, although having legs splay in opposite directions doesn’t seem right to my eye.

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 01:00 AM

The angle in sketchup seems a lot more drastic than it actually is, it’s only a 7.5 degree slant.

When I was designing it I looked at how it would look with both legs straight, and that seemed a little plain to me, and I was on the fence about back legs straight and front legs slanted though.

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