Computer Desk

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Project by newguy posted 09-27-2007 03:48 AM 1780 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this a few months ago and just found the pictures. It is red oak, mortise and tenon joints with an oak plywood top. The top compartments is built but still have to finish and assemble.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-27-2007 04:37 AM

Well, Fred, It looks like you did a very nice job on the desk. It looks like it works well as well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-27-2007 04:59 AM

Looks good! How is it finished?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-27-2007 08:21 PM

That’s gorgeous! I plan on making a computer desk for myself in the future. As a computer programmer I need space for two desktops and a laptop. Do you have any suggestions, tips?

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#4 posted 09-27-2007 10:49 PM

Nice job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 09-27-2007 11:00 PM

Great Job Fred. It looks great is the computer and keyboard hiding somewhere?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 09-28-2007 01:16 AM

Thanks for the comments. I actually built this awhile back and moved it over to my sons house and assembled it. I told them to use it for awhile and I’ll build the top part after they decided what they wanted for storage on the top of the table. I should take a picture and post it on how it looks now with all the computer stuff on it, and then again after I finish the shelves and cubbie holes I’ve already built.
I finished it with a walnut stain and poly (gloss) finish.
The kids love it and I can only see all of the mistakes that I made. I am learning to not explain to anyone about all of the mistakes or how I’d do it differently the next time…..

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#7 posted 09-28-2007 09:19 PM

If they can’t see the mistakes then they really don’t exist! ;) I really have a hard time with that as well.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 09-29-2007 12:34 AM

Pretty nice set up Fred. I have to make a computer desk for my new iMac, but I’ll have make it lower because of the large screen. Bifocals you know.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 09-29-2007 12:55 AM

Good looking desk system.

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#10 posted 10-02-2007 02:50 AM

You know Dick as I sit here typing this reply to all the nice folks that comment on our collective work I have to keep moving the chair up so I can see my screen with my Bifocals. Pretty soon I’ll either get a nose bleed from being so high on the chair or I’ll have to start cutting the legs off of the desk that I have.
Bottom line is I made the desk for my 28 year old son and his wife. They both have excellent eyesight at this point in there lives. But just wait until there 49th birthday at midnite—then they’ll both need reading glasses like the rest of us.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#11 posted 06-19-2008 03:25 AM

If you think bifocals are bad , wait until you have TRIFOCALS !!! Not much fun , but at least I can still see…..sort of….LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 10-16-2008 02:29 AM

Thats a nice computer desk.

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#13 posted 11-14-2008 07:16 AM

Very nice work Fred…

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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