Built in closet desk

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Project by Marcus posted 06-25-2015 03:09 PM 935 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We didn’t have a good place to the desk I was using, so it stuck it in the closet. After using it a few weeks, I decided that it would be a fun project to build a desk into the closet. I had built a closet organizer before for our daughter,but I had a lot of trouble finding any good information or plans to build a desk into a closet. I finally decided to just piece together some ideas from different pictures I had seen and give it a go.

The closet is made mostly with birch plywood. The front apron is poplar. The shelves are built as torsion boxes. The plywood on them is only 1/4”, but the torsion box makes it very strong, while staying light.

I liked the way it came out so well that I decided my old monitor didn’t do it justice and so I picked up a new one!

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#1 posted 06-25-2015 10:52 PM

Great job! My sister and brother-in-law moved into a house where the previous owner had done this. I thought they should leave it but they wanted more room for their clothes – now the phone, computer, and TV cable in their spare room have to be plugged into the closet because they did not want to pay for rewiring. :)
Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 11:27 PM

Looks great, mhand. And the built-in lights are a nice touch. Just watch out for the top of the doorway if you stand up too quickly!

-- Matt, Northern CA

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#3 posted 06-26-2015 12:31 AM

Looks nice. Many years ago, I built something on a smaller scale for my daughter. The table top was made from an interior door and the keyboard sat in a pull out tray. Mine was pretty simple but it worked well enough for her.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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