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.