Built in computer desk

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Project by jim1953 posted 1046 days ago 1908 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built in a new computer desk. Ash wood with natural teak stain with 3 coats poly, to make it grandson proof. It has 17 drawers and one door. The top right drawer pulls out and houses the printer. Modem, router and all plugs are attached to the wall behind the drawers so no wiring nightmare is showing. Small drawers on top are great to hold small misc things, camera cords and the dreaded bill drawer! Overall size is just under 80” long and 24” deep. Turned out so well I now have to redo my wife’s kitchen cupboards to match since the desk is at the opposite end of the kitchen. That should be a winter project! Used cup pulls on the larger drawers and matching knobs on smaller drawers. Center desk drawer houses the keyboard and mouse when not in use, no pull on it. Chair is from Colonial Chair Co. of Chicago, about 1950 ish model, refinished to match desk, great chair!

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#1 posted 1046 days ago

Very nice design and project.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 1046 days ago

Jim: A great looking desk. Nice matching refinish on the chair also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 1046 days ago

Thing of beauty Jim

-- Grandpaj

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#4 posted 1046 days ago

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1045 days ago

Nice work and super nice finish.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Blake Thornton

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#6 posted 1044 days ago

I love the drawers on top!

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#7 posted 946 days ago

lotsa good storage in a fine lookin desk

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

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#8 posted 946 days ago

That’s a nice job. It goes very well there and is very attractive.


-- 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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