Shop Desk

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Project by Trackman posted 08-07-2012 12:37 AM 1738 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had been strongly suggesting (nagging) me for some time to clean up the mess on an old cart between the two freezers in our garage/woodworking shop. As you can see in the before and after pictures, it was a messy catch-all place to lay things down.

About a month ago I went to Home Depot and bought enough MDF sheet goods to build a shop desk. While I was at it I decided to add drawer glides for file cabinet drawers too.

The carcass is made out of MDF and some scraps of plywood that was left over from other projects, so I really wasn’t out that much money.

I added some under-cabinet lights and did a little wiring to get a power source on the desk top. This was probably the trickiest part of the project.

I now have the mess all cleaned up and have all of my woodworking magazines, power tool warranties and manuals filed so I can get to them in an instant. I don’t think I’ve ever been this organized.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 03:51 AM

That looks sooooo much better than the desk in my home office!!! Well done.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 03:58 AM

Gota like that it’s close to the beer fridge ;-)

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 05:17 AM

Very nice, almost too nice for the garage, haha!

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 09:03 AM

Nice work, Looks great one item off the honey do list well done. Hope your is not a s long as mine. LOL

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

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#5 posted 08-08-2012 03:30 AM

That’s great, wish I had the space in my shop to do something like that. Love the lighting.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 08-20-2012 02:17 AM

Nice looking shop desk!

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