Walnut corner desk

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Project by John posted 04-17-2012 07:42 PM 3235 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut corner desk with cherry flat panels. The drawers are constructed to accept Pendaflex frames.
This desk is in an office which also serves as a guest room with a matching Murphy bed and matching cabinets.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 08:26 PM

Nice looking desk. It goes well with the Murphy bed.
I was considering making one similar including an upper unit but ran into one unsolvable problem. When you are seated at the desk you can’t open the drawers. I tired multiple configurations with no success. I also like to have a pull out writing boards (like bread boards) on each side which would have the same problem. I noticed in your design there are no small drawers for small items. Could you add a pencil drawer in the center?

-- Les B, Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 08:29 PM

Very nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 09:42 PM

That’s true about opening the drawers while sitting at the desk. Most any corner configuration would have that problem unless it was very wide. You need to roll the chair back to open the drawers full length. As far as a small drawer/pencil drawer in the center: depends upon the height of the chair arms. The person using this desk is big and the chair is set high and has arms, so a pencil drawer is probably not an option. The only solution to the drawer opening problem would be to make the drawers trapezoids so the sides of the cabinets are parallel to the the sides of the chair and have the drawer fronts either perpendicular to the sides of the chair or angled at 45 degrees in line with the front of the desk top. A little tricky but could be done. One nice thing about this desk is that the cabinets are not attached to the top. There are cleats under the top which lock into the cabinets, so if it needs to be relocated or moved the top just lifts off. The cabinets are on felt pads and the whole desk can slide around the room with little effort.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#4 posted 04-17-2012 09:47 PM

More nice work, looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 01:07 AM

Very nice looking desk – Wood/color combi is right!
I like it!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 02:06 AM

Very nice desk. Thanks for sharing.


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