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Project by Lalen posted 10-14-2016 05:22 PM 573 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed this desk for my adult son. Based on student desk plans from Kreg I made a few changes.
Added the feature at the bottom to give a better look. They are actually removable risers because he wanted it taller than standard and I wanted him to be able to change it in the future if he had a different need. I laminated 2 sheets of 3/4 plywood for the top, added a drawer, wide keyboard tray, and made the shelves adjustable. He also wanted the back open to get good ventilation for the computer, so I face framed front and back for strength.

Wood: 3/4 Purebond birch plywood, poplar hardwood for framing.

Tools: Table saw, circular saw, kreg jig, drill, sander, band saw

I included the picture of the finishing stain and topcoat FYI because it turned out looking really nice.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 10-14-2016 05:43 PM

I kike that design. Looks very efficient and easily adjusted to fit other needs. That stain color turned out great.

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 10-14-2016 07:42 PM

Looks good.
Smart idea to face-frame both sides since you don’t have a back to tighten things up.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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gsimon

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#3 posted 10-14-2016 10:53 PM

your version looks much better – nice work

-- Greg Simon

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Lalen

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 12:34 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys. I cant really call this “fine” furniture, but it is my first venture out of the rustic type and it was fun.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 10-15-2016 03:08 PM

You have done a fine job on this computer desk. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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