Cherry L-Shaped Computer Desk

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Project by DustyMark posted 10-13-2012 03:23 AM 3237 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed November 2002. I saw simple designs in high-end computer desks while stationed in Germany. I knew that I could adapt the concept in my favorite modern Shaker style. Here’s the design. The L-shape really defines the boundaries of a work space and does a great job of splitting up a larger room. Yet, it also fits well in a smaller room. I’ve lived in four different houses since building this desk and I’ve found a perfect location in each one.

The desk is made of cherry with poplar for secondary parts. The top is MDF with Formica laminated to it. I may replace the top with solid wood one day. The main desk is the section to the right. This section has four legs. The section with the computer on it attaches with panel connectors. The top is also made of two pieces and is registered with 3/8” dowels and held in place by joint connectors from Woodcraft.

I previously used this desk with a desktop computer and that’s where the deluxe keyboard arm and tray came in. That was rendered obsolete when I switched to a notebook as my sole computer. I could retrofit another drawer or a shelf in its place, but I loathe going back and working on projects once they’re completed. It will very likely remain as is.

I really like this desk!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 12:05 PM

very nice desk.turned out great.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 12:45 PM

Really nice work, and I know what you mean about revisiting completed projects.

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 01:38 PM

Very nice job.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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