|Project by GrandsonOfRue||posted 01-10-2010 05:34 AM||1701 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
The pictures don’t do this justice. Too much flash and the wall behind it is not white. I am also embarrassed by the desk drop down as the stain came out awful. It will soon be re-done. It was a mission gel. Right color but laid horribly, so disappointed.
This shelf is modular; all shelves sans desk are removable. Each pillar comes off and the base and top are separate. Excluding shelves this piece comes out in 6 pieces.
Based on a Family Handyman Mag plan I changed to top from a crown to what you see here. There are also several other changes that are more aesthetics. The original plan did not have a desk it was all shelves. I needed a small secretarial desk (which my son has now claimed) so here is what I came up with. There is a box under the desk that houses the powerstrip for the computer and all the wiring runs through the left column an out the back.
I was very concerned about the size of the desk platform so I shortened it and placed a second foldaway at the top. All of this is to accommodate the flat panel monitor. My concerns that the desk would flex under any weight (my son hanging on it) were unfounded and when I replace it I am considering removing the top piece.
Question for the crowd….the design called for an open back but I am leaning toward putting a back on it because I think it makes it more complete. I think leaving it open to the wall looks cheap. What do you think? I would use 1/4in oak ply stained the same color.