Walnut computer desk

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Project by Andreas posted 936 days ago 2819 views 12 times favorited 13 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 936 days ago

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 936 days ago

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

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#3 posted 936 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 936 days ago

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 935 days ago

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 935 days ago

I love the removing panel features, very cool indeed!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 935 days ago

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

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#8 posted 935 days ago

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 935 days ago

Unbelievable. Beautiful wood, great project.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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#10 posted 932 days ago

That is one superior desk. Love it !

-- Ollie, UK.

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#11 posted 932 days ago

Beautiful desk and genius design.

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

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#12 posted 932 days ago

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 798 days ago

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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