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I made this desk to hold my three monitors on top as well as having a proper place for the tower, printer and a/v equipment. It is oak plywood with solid oak drawer fronts. The top is wrapped with select pine. The top shelf is just more oak plywood held up by pine corbels from the depot. The finish on everything is clear poly. One minor issue was that the whole thing started to deflect downward. This might have been prevented by having a board in the back connecting the top and both sides together. In the end I just made two small support feet out of plywood to go under the inboard side of each box.





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Fridgecritter

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#1 posted 713 days ago

Very cool. Nice three-display setup too.

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Zinderin

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#2 posted 713 days ago

Very nice … I like the simplicity and ergonomics and I love the natural wood color. People talk smack about natural oak, but I just love it.

Now … what would I have done different? I would have put the PC, the Printer and the A/V gear on under-mount slides so I don’t have to jockey them in and out of their spaces.

Also, I would have taken the two sections to the floor for the support (and so I don’t have to vacuum under them) ... I just see the desk sagging under its own weight over time, even with a plywood top.

You might create a kick-panel to hide those wires, and incorporate it such that it offers support to the two sections (and indirectly to the top).

Those aren’t criticisms Fridgecritter … just observations! I sincerely like the piece a lot.

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lumberjoe

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#3 posted 713 days ago

Just a question, it looks like you have very small amount of contact with the floor. Also without seeing sides, it looks like the are straight on the bottom. Without making a relief cut (curve, square, rectangle, whatever you like) I have a hard time keeping it level because the floors in my house are over 100 years old. What keeps that from racking?

Nice set up by the way. I also like the look of natural oak

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easiersaidthandone

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#4 posted 712 days ago

The boxes are 19” deep, so there is that much contact from front to back. The floors in my house aren’t too far out of whack, so I was hopeful that just two contact points would be make as stable platform (unlike say something with 4 legs that would tend to wobble if the floor was not level). The basis for the design of the base was a commercial grade particle board (POS) desk at work. Unfortunately like a said the top that I made was not rigid enough to prevent downward deflection in the middle. Maybe I should have put in the center board in the back, connecting the two side and top. Or maybe just some angle iron :-)

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#5 posted 712 days ago

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