Desk Top Cubby

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Project by JAGWAH posted 08-13-2012 02:02 PM 3843 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very unique solution to a desk problem I had. I sold my antique roll top desk and then had to use my flat top desk. The flat top had no cubbies or drawers for files and would sit 14” below a window .

So I drew up this idea in sketchUp. There are plenty of cubbies and the top sits just below the window ledge. At 8” deep there is plenty of depth. The offset makes the unit only add 6” to the depth of the top.The cubby hangs down behind the desk top. This allows for a space to put files.

The handiness of this is it’s compactness and simplicity and unique file solution.

It is all out of 1/2 baltic birch and unfinished mostly because I didn’t care to finish it.

The pictures show clutter but the intention is to show the reality of function.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#1 posted 08-13-2012 02:09 PM

Nice solution.
Looks great.
Clutter is my life. :)


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 08-13-2012 02:22 PM

hey bob that is a really good idea, i like the 1/2 stock used, the only thing i cant figure is which cubby hole you stack all the money in, you didnt show that part…LOL….i really do like it and it looks like it works really good for you, to bad about the roll top…...but i have found that things are just that, they are nice , but i know i can do with less….i have found i can do a lot with beans…:) just dont want to be around when im experimenting…bob

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 08-13-2012 02:27 PM

Can you make me one? :)

Way Cool!


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 02:31 PM

GRIZZ, I share your pain about beans or rather my wife does.

The roll top desk had to move from the den and was to big to go through any door, originally came in through the back french doors . Since it was an old Western Union desk it had a good value. And since it was quite heavy I gave it to a family member for free if they moved it themselves. My only rule was it’s a gift so when the day comes to get rid of it I asked that they give it to someone don’t sell it. Of course what ever they do is their business.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 02:54 PM

maybe i should make her a belt that she can mount a small fan on…and a holster with a place to put the bottle of fabreez…lol…i like your last thought, asking them to re gift it, they got it for free, and should not make a profit from it, but like you said, what they do is there business…....but you did good….i think i need to make a cubby like yours, except i don’t need the bottom to hang below, i made a heart pine desk a long time ago, it had a unit that sat on top, but was damaged in a storm we had…..i like your version much better, and my wife will love it, ill just say she has a lot on her desk, that could use a different home, you might be able to see the desk top if i make the cubby, its always bothered me that i make a beautiful piece, and you cant see the top because of the clutter…but this is why i can safely say this, were on jocks…lol…..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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