Computer Desk

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Project by Jim posted 07-17-2011 10:59 PM 2830 views 14 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this computer desk borrowing some ideas from craftsman/mission style desks I’ve seen pictures of on the net. The overall dimensions are 71w x 30d x 28h. Woods include jatoba, wenge with mahogany and bubinga veneers. The finish was 1 coat GF Seal-a-Cell, followed by 3 coats (5 on the top) of GF Arm-r-Seal. Final Arm-r-Seal coat was semi-gloss all others clear/gloss. All hand wiped.

The left-hand pedestal holds 2 computers (I run a main Win7 box and a separate Linux box for development work). I built cooling fans and vent holes into the design. There are 2 special grommets on the top which provide both cable access for the 2 monitors and act as usb hubs. The whole point is to be able to keep the door closed most of the time.

The right-hand pedestal is 3 drawers with full extension slides. The drawers are 12” wide by 22” deep. The bottom drawer is sized for hanging folders.

The panels are all pin-strip mahogany veneered (by me). The frames & legs are jatoba. The top (71” x 30”) is a veneered panel with highly figured bubinga veneer enclosed with a mitered jatoba frame. There is a 1/4” inlay of wenge between the frame and panel of the top.

The project took me about 4 months from start to completion.

-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 12:32 AM

NANCD – not another normal computer desk.

Man, that is handsome: the design, the veneers, the finish,....

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 02:22 AM

Nice job on a really elegant looking desk.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 05:07 AM


Really nice looking desk. I hope you do a better a job at keeping it uncluttered than I do mine. It would be a shame to cover up that beautiful bubinga!

Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 07-18-2011 07:37 PM

Beautiful desk but also very well thought out in terms of PC arrangement and air flow/cooling.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 05:50 AM

Simply beautiful! I love the panels, top and stance. It’s amazing how a little taper on the legs really lightens the piece

-- A Family That Prays Together...Is A Family That Stays Together

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