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Project by Chris Davis posted 820 days ago 5150 views 15 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an Craftsman style corner desk, designed and built with a murphy bed (see LJ Post). As with the bed, the customer designed it and drove in from Natchitoches, LA to finalize everything.

Matching Murphy Bed
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Here are some of the features:
-Raised center hutch section
-Shallow drawers in hutch
-Pigeon holes for mail and paper in hutch
-Laptop slot in hutch
-Pull out file drawers (one lateral and one standard)
-Craftsman sides and top support (not sure what you call it)

Building pictures
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One of the bases
Top being built
Lower section
Hutch added

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
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Northwest29

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#1 posted 820 days ago

Chris,

Now that is one corner unit with a lot of storage space. I’ve never seen a unit with drawers above the desk top level. In the second photo are you gluing end grain to end grain?

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 820 days ago

Yes, It is connected with Festool Dominos and pocket screws in between them.

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Chris Davis

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#3 posted 820 days ago

It is kind of end grain. The top is plywood the center (main part) is tuned at 45 degrees. It is all capped with about a 3” solid oak edge.

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TomFran

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#4 posted 820 days ago

Chris,

You are getting better and better with all your projects.

Thanks for the construction pictures and tips. It really is a help to me.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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TomFran

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#5 posted 820 days ago

Chris,

Do you use one standard pockethole sized screw, like for instance, #8 course, or do you also use the #7 fine. Have you found a good place to buy them, where they are the most reasonable in price?

Thanks

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 820 days ago

I use a number 6 and it has a mulit style thread not sure what they call it. If I can find what it is called I’ll let you know. I get them from Custom Service Hardware in the northeast somewhere.

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Roger

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#7 posted 820 days ago

one hell-a-cious desk. very very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Chris Davis

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#8 posted 820 days ago

Thanks Roger

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Lou Scott

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#9 posted 820 days ago

Love the desk.

-- IT IS FUN TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE ! ~ WALT DISNEY

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LesB

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#10 posted 820 days ago

Nice build.
I had considered building a corner unit like that for my self but one big problem I could not solve is that the drawers open into the seating area making it difficult to access them while working at the desk. I tried alternate ideas like making the front a 45 degree across the corner but they all had their own set of design problems. I finally gave up and built desk similar to yours but flat.

A design feature for you next desk. I put pull out “bread board” type shelves at the top of the drawer unit. They come in very handy for temporary work surfaces when the top of the desk gets crowded (I should say messy)....as it usually does.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Chris Davis

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#11 posted 820 days ago

Les, like this: http://wwbeds.com/cornerdesk.htm. I’d love to see a picture of yours. Send it to me if you get a chance. Thanks for the comment.

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Chris Davis

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#12 posted 820 days ago

I compiled both projects together in a blog with some extra pictures: http://lumberjocks.com/wwbeds/blog/27622

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griff

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#13 posted 820 days ago

Awesome desk Chris.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Chris Davis

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#14 posted 820 days ago

Thanks Mike.

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Mike Gager

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#15 posted 820 days ago

only thing i notice is if it were my desk id never be able to open those drawers above the desk. i always have way to much stuff in the way. other then that it looks really nice

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