Completion of the Home Office T-Desk

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Project by darkone posted 535 days ago 1303 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the rest of my original Home Office T-Desk project.The 2 wings are suspended from cleats that screw into the wall studs. The tops are laminated MDF, the same as the desktop.

I wanted to practice a couple of techniques with this project, hence the reason the drawers on both sides don’t match. Gayle’s side has the cabinet and single drawer which each half overlay the dustframe and my side consists of the 3 inset drawers. This desk was made on the cheap as well, another reason the grain direction for the 2 sides didn’t match since I wanted to use what I had. I even had to glue-up a ply panel for the shelf on my side since I was missing a piece that was wide enough.

This was a fun project and it is already coming into great use. In hindsight, the desktop my have been a little to high at 30”. It works good for browsing Lumberjocks but not so great when typing up documents for an extended about of time.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 535 days ago

A very good way to build out a his and hers shared office space.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 535 days ago

Nice Partner’s Desk. I like it!

For typing, you can get an articulating keyboard tray and mount it underneath the countertop. That should be just about the right height.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#3 posted 535 days ago

Vet neat idea.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#4 posted 535 days ago

Thanks DS251! That’s a pretty good idea. We’ll have to look into that.

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#5 posted 534 days ago

Awesome job! I love neat and tidy and also thrifty so this is definitely my kind of project. All it needs is a little wooden platform for the laptop user.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 534 days ago

Thanks Vicki! Actually, the laptop should be able to sit flat one I figure out the keyboard situation.

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#7 posted 533 days ago

Like this design very much. All in one office desk, very practical and economical. Great job!

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#8 posted 510 days ago

Really a great job!! Liked a lot!!
You had given me a genuine thinking for making a lovely way to furnish my office!! :) :)
Thanks a lot!!
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#9 posted 348 days ago

Practically and Eco friendly energy consuming and space consuming cabinet in day to day activity it should be comfortable for work . I like it! .
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#10 posted 42 days ago

Nice UT themed office you’ve got going there – what’s the paint color on the wall? I need that canvas in my office, Hook ‘Em \nn/

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#11 posted 42 days ago

Thanks Keyser! I’m not sure of the paint color. I think we just took a T-shirt to Home Depot and bought something that was pretty close. As for the canvas, I took that a few years ago, so that’s going to be the only one out there (although there are probably hundreds just like it available).

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