My latest project

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  1. Jan 5, 2018 #1

    Sparky617

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    I've been searching for a new desk for the home office without much success. I wanted something that could handle multiple monitors for my work PC and home PC. Commercially made ones tended to be particle board with a thin laminate covering. They're kind of OK until you go to move them. So I'm building my own. I made it from unfinished oak flooring over a plywood base. It now has three coats of poly. Next up is working on the underside and accessory pieces to hold the computer and cable modem and some storage. Also a cable management system.

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  2. Jan 5, 2018 #2

    bud16415

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    Looks great.:thbup: I made my sister a top for her chopping block that way almost 50 years ago. it is still holding up.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2018 #3

    havasu

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    Great build!
     
  4. Jan 6, 2018 #4

    Gary

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    Nice project.
    I went down the same road several years ago. Went to all the local office supply stores and none had what I was looking for. Mine also is a corner unit. Building takes a little time, but at least when done you have exactly what you want.

    It could use a good going through. It's been there about 15 years and every drawer is packed with stuff, 1/2 of which could probably be thrown out. :hide:

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  5. Feb 20, 2018 #5

    adam_howard

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    Great work!! :)
     
  6. Feb 20, 2018 #6

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    amazing work. I'm getting reading ready to build mine. wont be near as fancy as yours for 2 reasons 1 you have a lot more room 2 your a hell of a lot better carpenter than i am.
     

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