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Project by FirehouseWoodworking posted 11-17-2019 04:32 AM 366 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a computer desk for my younger daughter.

The top is 2’x4’. It was made of two layers of 1/2” MDF, glued and screwed together. It was then trimmed with poplar. I covered it with a piece of laminate and trimmed it with a 45-degree router bit. I added a plastic grommet to allow cables from the keyboard as well as the monitor to pass through.

The computer box was made from 3/4” red oak plywood, edged with 1/4”x3/4” red oak. I left part of the back open to allow for cables as well as airflow to assist in ventilation for the processor.

The legs are 3/4” black pipe with flanges on each end. The pipe was cleaned with lacquer thinner and then spray painted with gloss black paint. The feet were poplar 4’x4’ from a pallet, 45 degree mitered ends and 4”x4” foot pads added on the bottom.

All the wood received 2 coats of Verethane stain/finish with light sanding between coats.

All the lumber was scrap I had laying around in the shop. It’s heavy and stable. She loves it.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas





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torus

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#1 posted 11-17-2019 04:42 AM

I like the design. how the computer box is attached to the top?

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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kckevin

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#2 posted 11-17-2019 05:17 AM

Nice work.

-- KCkevin

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#3 posted 11-17-2019 05:25 AM



I like the design. how the computer box is attached to the top?

- torus

It is simply glued and screwed up into the underside of the top. This is one of the reasons I doubled up on the top.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#4 posted 11-17-2019 08:38 AM

Nice work F’W’... but any rain would fry the hell-out-ova computer! Hope there is juice thru a nearby power point and Wi-Fi could be an issue.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 11-17-2019 06:42 PM



Nice work F W ... but any rain would fry the hell-out-ova computer! Hope there is juice thru a nearby power point and Wi-Fi could be an issue.

- LittleBlackDuck


cmon duckie im sure he’ll put an umbrella over it-lol.
nice design looks great and your daughter loves it and that’s all that matters.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#6 posted 11-18-2019 03:58 AM

Thanks guys!

And yes, I got a nice Harbor Freight tarp that should keep the sun and rain off of it for at least a week or so! LOL!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 11-18-2019 09:43 AM



..... I got a nice Harbor Freight tarp…..
- FirehouseWoodworking

When the time comes F’W’, hope the tarp is house trained, hate to see it leak on the in-house carpet.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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