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    Default Blkfxx's Computer Desk Build.

    Hey all,

    I've been browsing the forums for a few weeks now, and finally decided to sign up.

    I have also been planning and starting the build of a new computer desk since I've always needed one with heaps of space and plenty of features I wanted, That a 'off the shelf' desk couldn't offer me.



    The desk is in 2 parts and will form an L shape to fit into a corner, The first part (to the right in the Sketchup pic) measures 2.2m X 0.7m. The left hand part measures 1.5m X 0.7m. The total height will be ~1.8m.

    So without further ado, Here are some progress pics.

    The legs and the 1.5m desk part.


    Nice red colour, Will be a bit darker once oiled.


    Borer holes in the legs, Kinda add character.


    4 8mm dowels should be plenty strong!




    The end grain of these legs is pure sex.


    Routered the ends of the legs, Will get sanded later on.


    Another update tomorrow!

    Any questions, tips?

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    Default Re: Blkfxx's Computer Desk Build.

    this should be nice. +sub

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    Nice design. Will watch this build for sure. Out of curiousity, what kind of wood is that?
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    Default Re: Blkfxx's Computer Desk Build.

    Yay, another woodworking project! Looks good, this should be interesting. Oh, and welcome to the site! What wood is that? Red oak? Cherry?
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    Default Re: Blkfxx's Computer Desk Build.

    Thanks guys, We actually have no idea what the wood is that we are using for the top, I'll try to work it out but I can't promise anything. All I know is, It's pretty heavy stuff.

    But we do know the legs are box.

    Updates from yesterday and this morning.

    Yesterday I got 4 of the 6 top pieces glued.




    Also got 2 of the legs glued. Unclamped everything this morning.


    Small parts for the end piece, Where my antec 1200 will sit.


    All glueing is with Selleys Aquadhere and the desk top pieces are using no.20 biscuits joints (7 in the smaller desk part) This thing is going to be solid!


    So today I will be working on getting the other 2 top pieces glued up and the other 2 legs.

    EDIT: Also, in the sketchup pic in the first post, You can see 4 holes in the overhead piece. That will be 4 LED down-lights.

    I'm also thinking of adding 2 RGB floodlights (54LEDs Ea.) for the raves hahah.

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    Default Re: Blkfxx's Computer Desk Build.

    Wow, that's quite an ambitious design! That wood is going to make for a very nice looking desk when it's finished! +sub for me too!
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    Default Re: Blkfxx's Computer Desk Build.

    Thankyou, It will be quite red and very heavy with the way the smaller half is turning out.

    Just some more detailed sketchup pics.

    This shot shows the desk top shelving and down-light locations. Under the desk you can see a large gray object and a shelve, This is for a ~50L bar fridge (Final decisions on that will be once I get most of the desk built).


    Slide out keyboard tray, And 2 powered USB hubs under the bench top for quick access for things like external HDD's and my DSLR.


    Shot of the end piece, Where my Antec 1200 will sit. Also, The square cutout is basically like those kitchen bench tops where a bin sits underneath.
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    Default Re: Blkfxx's Computer Desk Build.

    Very nice! Wanna come out to California and build me one? Good design too, you just can't beat custom designs, especially compared to all those cookie cutter desks in the office supply stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artoodeeto View Post
    Very nice! Wanna come out to California and build me one? Good design too, you just can't beat custom designs, especially compared to all those cookie cutter desks in the office supply stores.
    Hahaha thankyou, I would consider making one, If I didn't live so far away.


    Small update.

    Got all the top pieces glued up today.



    EDIT: Oh, I also found out that the top pieces are Red Gum.

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    Default Re: Blkfxx's Computer Desk Build.

    As a fan of giant things I can't wait to see this unfold.
    I plan on making my own desk one day as well... Might steal an idea or two
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