My Desk

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Project by Mahoganus posted 11-25-2011 04:06 AM 2825 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still need the handles.

-- Chuck W

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#1 posted 11-25-2011 04:23 AM

That’s one heck of a desk!!

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#2 posted 11-25-2011 10:54 AM

Great job a little G & G style nice! Nice comp set up as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-25-2011 02:41 PM

Those are some seriously attractive drawers. Great colour too. What kind of mahogany is this?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 11-25-2011 04:18 PM

Wow..very impressive.

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#5 posted 11-25-2011 05:34 PM

Beautiful, interesting way of showing the joinery.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 11-25-2011 07:23 PM

looks good, I like the G&G influence.

what are the smaller drawers?
Is the whole desk solid mahogany?
what finish process did you use?

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#7 posted 11-26-2011 03:38 AM

how big are the monitors what video card are you using to support three tandum monitors I was going to use 2 monitors them said nah and went with the new Asus 27 inch it is as big as two monitors i can do dual page layouts but have been considering adding the second monitor did you make the desk its prety cool

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#8 posted 11-26-2011 03:53 AM

All I can say is WOW. What are the screens for?

-- Be gentle I am only new to the game

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#9 posted 11-26-2011 06:35 AM

Thanks for all the great comments!
To answer the questions.
The Mahogany is African. The large drawer fronts are what we call African Stripe Mahogany although when I bought the Mahogany I only found 1 African Stripe board out of 100 board feet. Some saw mills will have the Mahogany sorted so you can buy either African Mahogany or African Stripe Mahogany. I paid 4.69 a board foot.
The smaller drawers are for computer cables and connectors and the other smaller drawer is my magazine – manual drawer.
Yes the entire desk is solid African Mahogany except the back. I used 1/4 material.
The finish is very simple. Min Wax Mahogany Red and Sherwin-Williams Commercial Medium Rub Lacquer.
The minwax was wiped on and the lacquer was sprayed on with my HVLP gun.

I am a computer programmer. I program just about everything but I mainly work on PC games. So I use my PC a lot for work and also for gaming. The specs of my PC 3 27” ASUS LED Monitors 2 videos cards hooked SLI EVGA Nvidia GTX 580 12 G of Triple Channel RAM
2 SSD Drives hooked up RAID 0
EVGA x78 Classified Mother Board
850 Modular Corsair Power Supply
Logitech G930 wireless 7.1 surround sound headphones
Logitech G700 Wireless 12 button mouse
Logitech g15 Keyboard
Samsung Laser Printer

Yeah Im a big time wood working computer nerd lol

o yeah cant forget the shelf I made from the scrapes from the desk.

-- Chuck W

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#10 posted 11-26-2011 06:48 AM

Gene, there’s definitely something wrong with one man telling another man he has seriously attractive drawers. :P Aside from that, a very nice desk.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 11-26-2011 06:49 AM

Props on the shelf.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#12 posted 11-26-2011 07:35 AM

that is one big desk then those Asus 27 inch monitors are big and 3 of them set you back almost 600 bucks damn really nice ev en mor than my first kudos

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#13 posted 11-29-2011 08:59 AM

I am planning to build my own desk and contemplated a 90 degree corner versus the angled for the keyboard. I feel as though I would lose valuable space with an angled corner as my dual monitors would have lots of empty space behind them.

How does that 90 degree corner work comfort wise with the sliding keyboard tray? Do you feel like you lost out on desk space for paperwork to lay down in front of the monitors?

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#14 posted 11-29-2011 11:48 PM

Hi Dave
You bring up a very interesting point with the 90 degree corner. At first I wanted to put the keyboard slide out where the narrow drawers are now but I ran into a problem. The problem was that if you put in a corner base cabinet one side or the other will have the door or drawers while the other side will have a void of space or you would have to reach way back in to access the back point in the cabinet or you could put in a lazy Susan but for me I took some measurements and actually found that I would gain 8 inches of drawer if I went in the corner. I have plenty of leg room to stretch out in the corner and also room for my 10 inch sub box which I use for a foot stole.. I also made my keyboard slide out 30 wide and 26 long so if I need some extra space I have plenty of room to slide the keyboard forward. Same thing for the paper work I use my key board slide out as the writing area. But yeah I do have some wasted space behind the monitors and not enough room in front to write but so far I love my desk.

also one bad thing all the PC cables had to be lengthen.

-- Chuck W

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#15 posted 12-11-2011 05:32 AM

very cool. would love to have a set up like that but my home office is too small

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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