|Project by David Grimes||posted 08-21-2011 01:13 PM||1688 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
The original all oak desk was not too bad, actually. It was rather larger and made to fit into a corner with the shelves unit sitting on top. There were several ways to configure it, but all included being up against a wall.
With all the wireless stuff these days (wireless mouse, keyboard, printer) we thought we would prefer having the desk in the center of the room and NOT facing a wall.
To do that, I just added an oak plywood back to the file drawer and desk with drawer and keyboard pullout pieces, screwed them all together as a unit, added outside corner to the back, then made a much larger top of 3/4” plywood topped with black matte laminate (Wilsonart) , then finished with routed oak edge pieces mitered and glued/bradded to the perimeter.
The new and old finishes actually match much better in person that the pictures indicate, but in any case I was not going to sand and refinish all the original pieces so that it did match absolutely perfectly.
The remaining pieces (the 2nd file drawer, the printer stand, and the shelved hutch are all still happily together on the wall behind the desk holding the CPU and the Kodak printer. The only unused piece was the corner triangle desktop piece that lost out in this re-design. I’m sure I’ll use it for something.
We like our larger desk and I liked not having to start from scratch.
All the spots on the black surfaces are telling me something… I need to clean my camera lens. ;=)
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-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia