Home Office T Desk

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Project by darkone posted 02-06-2013 06:28 AM 2340 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is half of a T desk that I am building for our home office. It was made with a sheet of Home Depot oak ply that I had sitting in my garage for about a year, a sheet of MDF and a sheet of Formica. It is 6 feet long and 44 inches wide.

I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I hope to build the top of the T pretty soon. I will probably add some drawers to these and they will go along the burnt orange wall. My girlfriend is ecstatic since she had been regulated to the dinner table for the past few months.

My only concern is if the top will sag at all but I guess time will tell…

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 11:22 AM

Nice clean workspace. I like it. Is that paint or a laminate on top?

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 02-06-2013 01:29 PM

Good looking desk. Noting like making the GF happy at the same time.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 02-06-2013 02:44 PM

Great job, nice looking desk!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 02-06-2013 03:12 PM

Nice job, will serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-06-2013 07:37 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Chris, it is a laminated top from WilsonArt I picked up at Loews. I wanted something smooth enough to write on but could also handle a sweating glass of water without getting messed up.

I did the bamboo floors over a year ago, so this project has been dragging on for some time.

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 08:40 PM

That’s a great looking desk! Nicely done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 02-06-2013 10:31 PM

Like the design, so sleek and neat and love the additional shelves. Well done!


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#8 posted 02-07-2013 04:54 AM

Awesome desk. It caught my eye very quickly. As for the worry of sagging … Car you just glue and screw 3 or 4 2X2s towards the middle where they would be out of sight?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#9 posted 02-07-2013 05:44 AM

Yeah, I think if I start to see it sag a little I can add some reinforcement. Right now there is a 3/4” frame of plywood on the bottom of the MDF that was glued and screwed. This was to add thickness to the top and to strengthen the MDF. I think should be okay for as long as I am in this house.

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