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Project by Ben Miller posted 01-02-2013 02:54 AM 1756 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recent overhaul of my office, which included a new corner desk top made from hard maple and cherry. I designed it to both fit in the corner and align with the cabinets and counter tops for the remaining work space. Dimensions are 5’ from the corner and 4 1/2’ across the front. I finished it with 4 coats of BLO and a top coat of epoxy resin as I really like it for a writing surface. The desk is mounted to the wall via nailers attached to the walls as well as a number of legs underneath to support the monitors and stand. So far, I love the amount of real estate as well as the surface, which works great for writing as well as a laser mouse.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 03:27 AM

That’s one cool desk,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 04:11 AM

Looks great. I had a dual 22 widescreen setup for a while. finally switched to a single 28”. Are you a programmer or IT related by trade? I bet that slab was pretty fun to move ;)

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 04:52 AM

Nice idea…you might have just solved a space problem for me.
Thanks for posting this project and Happy New Year to you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 04:57 AM

Terrific method to make a corner slab! Nice job, and great work surface!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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Von

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 04:58 AM

the one I made last year is pretty humble compared to yours. makes me wanna re-finish mine; so…shiny….. I’m with ya on the amount of real-estate you get from a setup like this. it’s rather nice indeed!

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Roger

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 02:00 PM

A nice setup for all those monitors.. Looks really good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ben Miller

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#7 posted 01-03-2013 12:35 AM

@JSB – Yes, I’m in IT Security. The 3 monitors come in very handy. And no, it was not terribly fun to move :).

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 01:50 AM

Great gob on the desk. But you don’t have 3 eyes in your photo…

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brianadams

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#9 posted 11-04-2013 10:07 PM

That is super cool! The finish looks exceptional… That’s my main area of weakness… Any tips or help with that?!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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Ben Miller

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#10 posted 11-04-2013 11:00 PM

The finish here is 4 coats of boiled linseed oil on the cherry and maple, then a top coat of epoxy resin. The resin is what gives it the shiny surface. I used it because it is an amazing writing surface as it is like melted glass when it goes on and hard as a rock when it is finished.

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brianadams

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#11 posted 11-05-2013 12:26 AM

Awesome! Is there any specific one you use regularly or have a brand that I should search for? This is really appreciated. I’ve been needing to try the epoxy finish for a while.

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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Ben Miller

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#12 posted 11-05-2013 12:36 AM

I believe that this is the product that I used for the desk. I obviously have a bunch left over. Epoxy Resin - Amazon

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brianadams

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#13 posted 11-05-2013 01:47 AM

Thank you so much!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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