Shop Desk

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Project by Trackman posted 703 days ago 1177 views 0 times 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 703 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 703 days ago

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

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

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#3 posted 703 days ago

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

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#4 posted 703 days ago

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 702 days ago

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 690 days ago

Nice looking shop desk!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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