DIY Computer Desk

by Gabe
4 Days
I needed a desk and wifey says "well then build one" so I did and here it is.. the dimensions are 30"X24"X72" "or something like that, the top was a jointed and glue'd board that I got from Lowe's I had wanted to make the top out of Poplar or select pine but wasn't gonna shell out 17-20 bucks for a board of wood... The legs are made of laminated 2x4's cut down to 3"X3", I used a number of joinery techniques all simple, ie. Kreg Jig, Dado and Rabbett or rabbit or rab-it.... "K" you know what I mean LOL!!, the bottom is finished with Valspar Semi-gloss black, and the top was sanded with 80,120,220 and early American stain (2 coats) with Valspar Satin finish Poly (2 coats) followed by Machined in Wax (2 coats) I also cut in two holes for wire and cable management. Sooooo "wadya think?" If you want a cut list I'll be glad to provide one...THANKS FOR LOOKING!
Final product and it has plenty of Room!
Just another angle, so happy!
not the best quality wood but with some good prep and taking my time I was able to achieve a quality finish that will last
Just waiting for the top to dry in between coats of stain, could've gone a little darker, may be next time..
VOILA!! instant wire and cable management system, "I hate dangling wires!!!"
just a quick view from the bottom, nothing fancy but I still like the design
Things were finally coming together here, I was happy that measured twice and cut once, working with construction grade lumbar is challenging since the cuts of wood are pretty rough and there are a lot blemishes er... I mean character marks on it..
if you look close enough you can see that my legs are two laminated 2X4s
Gotta love my Kreg Jig, I figured I would plug the holes and make a nice clean finish, even though it was on the underside of the table...
glue, glue and more glue gotta make sure them legs would never come apart
Think I got enough Clamps!!! NEVER!!!!!!
half lap, dado, Rabbett, a lil bit of everything to get this together....
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  • Troy Troy on Dec 04, 2018

    Hi, I really like the look & size of this desk, I've decided I'm going to go ahead with it, I was just wondering if it was possible to get the cuts off you? I couldn't see them anywhere.



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