Walnut computer desk

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Project by Andreas posted 01-09-2012 04:26 AM 4478 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this large walnut computer desk together with a client. It’s about 6’ wide and comes apart in five main sections for transportation. The rear panels are removable with French cleats for cable management. The centre section is intended to house the power bars and router, and there is room behind the drawers for audio equipment or a printer. The computer will be housed in the right side (behind the doors), which has vertical slats with spacing for airflow.

I love this desk so much that I think I’ll make one for myself; only not quite as large as this one. This one is HUGE!

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 05:55 AM

WOW, I love it! Especially how easily it comes apart for transport (or looks easy anyway!). How much walnut do you think you used?

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 06:08 AM

Looks like a really functional design, and beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing it.

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 06:45 AM

GGGGGG wize this is huge alright, A great design and beautiful finished product ,really well done.

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 08:35 AM

New here but two questions. First, how many board feet of wood did you use and second, what kind of finish did you use?
Magnificent work.

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 01:18 PM

I ended up using around 130 bdft of walnut. I also used hard maple for the drawer carcasses (it’s really cheap in my area). It’s a good thing the desk disassembles because it weighs a ton.

I mixed a wiping varnish using equal parts boiled linseed oil, polyurethane and mineral spirits – about 4 coats were applied. The desk top has an additional 10 coats of thinned polyurethane.

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 01:23 PM

I love the removing panel features, very cool indeed!

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 03:46 PM

I really like the design. Looks great, thanks for posting.

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#8 posted 01-09-2012 07:57 PM

This is awesome. You should develop a pattern for it, if others would like to attempt this grand piece.


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#9 posted 01-10-2012 12:14 AM

Unbelievable. Beautiful wood, great project.

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#10 posted 01-12-2012 09:18 PM

That is one superior desk. Love it !

-- Ollie, UK.

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#11 posted 01-12-2012 11:50 PM

Beautiful desk and genius design.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 01-13-2012 05:24 AM

stunning piece. love the finish. looks fantastic. really top notch work.

-- shane1138--"if you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it again"

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#13 posted 05-25-2012 05:08 PM

Well done! and how many people to move it? LOL!

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#14 posted 10-01-2014 07:01 PM

Just came across this while looking at “desks”...I’m speechless!!
Utterly beautiful!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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