Four station desk

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Project by 559dustdesigns posted 07-08-2010 04:06 PM 3529 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this four station desk for a medical clinic.
The client wanted four desks along one wall for their busy office.
The left station is the largest at 50” wide.
The 2nd,3rd and 4th sections all measure 40” wide.
The third station has a set of doors on the bottom to house computer components.
Each desk station has over head shelves to fit files and records, with lighting to eliminate the counter below.
I built large pencil drawers for and file drawers for each desk too.
Every drawer rides on full extension slides (18” and 20”).
The cork board / dry erase boards were a nice addition to the back. For these boards I purchased cord rolls I think they were called Board Buddies.
For the dry erase part I found it on amazon for less then 20 bucks.
One roll was plenty for the project and was very easy to apply.
The handles are oil rubbed bronze, got a deal on Ebay.
Each desk has an outlet to plug things in, as well as a large grommet for running wires for computers and phones.
I used plywood with red oak veneer it took 5 sheets of shop grade plus one sheet of a1 premium for the tops.
I constructed the cabinets with a combination of my new Kreg K3 jig and my old biscuit joiner.
I did all the joinery for the doors and drawers with the table saw.
The drawer boxes are made of Baltic birch plywood.
I used Minwax special Walnut stain before a beautiful lacquer finish was applied by my friend and teacher, Mr. Lehman.
Thanks to Mr. Lehman I was able to supply my client a set of desks with a first rate durable finish. I am kind of slow at this stuff, but I enjoy the challenge of a large project such as this.
This was my first commissioned project.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 04:24 PM

That looks great. I really like the cabinet doors and all the space at the top. Very nice job. I’m sure your clients are very pleased.


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#2 posted 07-08-2010 04:39 PM

wow, looks really good. Not bad at all for your first commissioned project.

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 05:58 PM

Good work there! Hopefully you will gets lots of referrals off of these.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 07-08-2010 08:38 PM

Really looks good with a lot of functionality.

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#5 posted 07-09-2010 03:36 AM

You did good! They turned out very nice. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 07-09-2010 03:50 AM

Great job

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#7 posted 07-09-2010 05:14 AM

Very nice work! I’m sure the workers will enjoy their new stations.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#8 posted 07-09-2010 07:02 AM

I really like the half circle detail on the cabinet doors. Was this necessary for the hinges or simply a design detail?

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#9 posted 07-09-2010 10:59 AM

WOW. What a big job! Looks great I like the esign on the doors very different!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 07-09-2010 01:22 PM

Looks great!

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#11 posted 07-11-2010 09:48 PM

kshipp, I did that for the hinges in fact that’s the solution I came up with I made some doors with out the half circles and wanted that look of 1” frames but couldn’t use those hinges. Honestly I have got lots of compliments on those but I really don’t care for the look myself. I don’t matter the clients liked them. lol For those who like my doors you can see them in process on here under my blog page,
Thanks for all the positive encouraging comments, Aaron

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#12 posted 07-22-2010 02:38 AM

Very nice.

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