|Project by Jim||posted 07-17-2011 10:59 PM||2101 views||12 times favorited||5 comments|
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