computer table/desk

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Project by Howie posted 1095 days ago 1068 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest endeavor. I needed a new computer work area but did not want a computer desk per se. This is what I came up with.
(yes I know the knob is missing on the right side :-) The “stands” on the top are removable. All poplar, mortise and tenon joints with minwax chestnut stain and three coats of poly. I milled all of this from rough lumber and the top has four boards with breadboard ends.(first time I ever tried them)

Credit should go to Steveb for giving me the idea from his Greene and Greene desk post and to Michael1 for his
emails with comments about using poplar and staining. My thanks to both.

-- Life is good.

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View lanwater's profile


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#1 posted 1095 days ago

It looks great and the construction seems pretty solid.

you utilized all the space with the bottom shelf; does this place you too far from the keyboard?

I am planing to build a desk for my son and that’s the reason for my question.

Thanks for posting.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 1094 days ago

Very nicely done Howie, The finish looks superb!!! I really like the bread board ends and it will help keep the top flat. Very nice design and craftsmanship. Keep up the good work.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#3 posted 1094 days ago

@lanwater-actually that’s the way I wanted the bottom. For me, I sit back from the keyboard so it isn’t a problem.
I made the bottom shelf removable and the printer and shredder are on pull outs for easy access.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 1094 days ago

very nice desk.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 1094 days ago

It’s very nice looking and you did a fine job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 1094 days ago

Looks great!! You are quickly becoming a “poplar connoisseur(sp?)”. I think that has been your choice of wood in your recent projects.

-- Tampa-FL

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 927 days ago


I like those Stands… they double the surface where they are…! COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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