Computer Desk

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Project by woodworkerscott posted 06-16-2012 05:23 PM 2199 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been needing a nice computer table and had some red oak and solid surface pieces laying around so I designed them together. I like the color combination. I additionally custom made my own drawer handles.
The first two pics show the desk just after completion.
Picture three shows the dovetail joinery I used throughout the leg assembly.
In picture four you see the top for the printer made fabricated from the solid surface.
I wanted to show something interesting that happened. In picture 5 you see the purple heart plug with a dark ring around it. I used a cheapy plug cutter that actually burned the outside of the plug. I found it to still be functional and it would be unique so I thought, “Why not?” I like the look, myself. It was one of those situations that I took the art path and incorporated the situation into the piece.
In picture six you see the computer and accessories on the desk.

Made from red oak, purple heart, and Pecan Mosaic solid surface. Finished with a water base poly and hand rubbed wax. Thanks for viewing.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 05:32 PM

This looks great. Nice joinery!!!

That combo of solid surface and oak work real well together.


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#2 posted 06-16-2012 06:27 PM

Awesome. Very cool design throughout.

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#3 posted 06-17-2012 01:53 AM

Very nice I like the attached printer riser.


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#4 posted 06-17-2012 04:24 AM

Nice design, I like way you provided three separate levels to suit the components. Are the drawer module and printer riser detachable to facilitate moving the piece?

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#5 posted 06-17-2012 06:38 AM

Very nice job, Scott. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Nice name.

-- Scott in Texas

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#6 posted 06-17-2012 11:30 AM

Looks good, gives me some ideas

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 06-17-2012 02:28 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.
Yes JohnnyB, the printer riser is loose for adjusting and moving. The drawer module can be detached if necessary. To move, I take the tops off the main desk and drawer module; the solids surface is heavy.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#8 posted 07-12-2012 06:38 AM

very nice, sorta what I was looking for . but I kinda want a more traditional desk look, but with the option of changing things up when I get bored with it ..what do you think about some kind of slide out drawer for the keyboard ? what type of slides would you recommend ? a false front to flip down when in use and fold up when not ? do you think this is practical or useless ? I really like your desk, just dont want to copy yours,you know ?

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 05:19 PM

Nice job, I like the 3 level design a lot.

Did you cut the dovetails by hand?

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#10 posted 12-17-2013 02:39 AM

The joinery is very well done : )

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