Pine Computer Desk

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Project by Bob Kollman posted 08-31-2009 06:57 AM 4492 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this desk about 2 years ago. I love pine, which is a good thing because image what a desk this size would cost in cherry. I also love cherry! The cabinet on the left houses a full size tower, routers, several external drives, modems and what seems like thousands of wires. I built a little back door that allows me to get to the back of the tower to connect or disconect stuff. On the right it has 4 simple drawers that ride on dadoed slots. Also it has a little key board tray that simply slides thru dadoes. We really love this desk.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 12:38 PM

I love pine too, it’s cheap and looks good. If it weren’t for pine a lot of my projects would still be in the “plans” stage. Love the desk, but there’s no clutter on it. They say a clean desk is a sign of a warped mind. LOL

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 01:49 PM

Thats a nice looking desk.

Good production photos also.

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 04:56 PM

I too think pine is really nice. It is really easy to get a rustic cottage feel with it. Very nice desk.

PS I got the same table saw as you. Looks as if you might have attached a router table to it. If so any chance of getting some details on that.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 06:15 PM

Thank you, the clean desk is due to it being new at the time of the photo. We will not share pictures of it today… Rex, the router table that was on my saw was a craftsman table. It just bolted on. the table came with a fence I didn’t like so I made a new one out of 1/2 inch oak stock. In all honesty, this bolt on top preformed poorly. I know have since made a router table and am really happy with it. If I were to add a router top to the saw I would make one with partical board and a laminet top, on the ridgid wood workers sight their are a lot of guys who made fantastic router tops for the 3650, and many offer detailed pictures of there construction.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 08-31-2009 06:56 PM

Thanks for the info Bob. I’ll go check it out and see what I can find.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 09-26-2009 02:39 AM

I saw your comment on my home page, thanks for the kind words. I see we are neighbors. I also saw your ebay store. Nice idea. As to the comment on Lathe. I have a legacy ornamental mill 1200. I really like it and it is the most expensive piece of equipment in my I shop. I will get pics posted on LJ soon.


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