I am in the planing stages of building a production desk and was looking to get some feedback on my current plan. Its intended to be a desk that is comfortable to just sit at and play but also function as a normal desk.
I have attached a screenshot of the sketchup.
The idea is to have a desk that has a place to hide all of the wires and a solid slide out keyboard for a 61 key controller. There is a brace placed right behind the controller which will act as support for the top as well as create a cavity in the back to hide the wires (from the one year old who loves wires). I also do not want the desk to be too wide which is why I have the keyboard tray overlapping the two side cabinets. I find this leaves plenty of room but also adds some stability as I can add drawer slides on the bottom if ever I upgraded to a heavier keyboard.
I plan to build the top out of a yet to be determined solid wood so as to avoid any chance of sag and the sides out of a cabinet grade ply. My ideal would also be to have the ability to remove the top and separate the sides for easy transport for future moves. I have seen cleat systems that should work for this as well as allow the top to expand.
I am heading to the lumber yard to pick out the wood for the top on Monday. The top criteria…is going to be price but i realize I will have to spend a little more to get a top that I am happy with but will also last a long time. Questions still to be answered – top thickness? Wood species?
The overall question for the forum is whether anyone can see any points for improvement before i go ahead with the build? I am also still unsure as to what type of joinery to use for the two base cabinets. The drawing shows no joinery for this reason.
My skill level is still at a beginner level but I do have friends with much higher skill levels that could help with any difficult aspects of the build. I am also a quick learner willing to spend a lot of time studying each stage of the build.
thanks for any and all input.