Low Computer Stand with Drawers

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 05-05-2013 08:01 PM 1676 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a new stand for the computer that sits next to my desk, so I came up with this one that also includes a little storage.
The project is made with reclaimed pallet oak, and the nice, full extension, ball bearing drawer guides were obtained by my shop-savvy daughter who’s company was selling them to employees for ONE DOLLAR a pair.
She got me a bunch. I also like to incorporate something meaningful into the project when possible, and the drawer pulls were obtained from an old cabinet of my Mom’s that was too far gone to repair.
The dove tails came out really nice but were hidden when I stained the stand black to match the computer.
My daughter jokingly commented that “at least you’ll know they’re there”
I used a double beading technique for the drawer face detail, and
I left the movable drawer partitions light colored for a little contrast.
The finish is classic black stain and polyurethane, with a wax coat.

It was a fun project.
Thanks for looking.
Have a great day.

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 08:25 PM

Great idea!

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 09:28 PM

Awesome, Eric. This is great work. I like the crossed beads on the drawer fronts. Congrats and thanks for posting.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 09:45 PM

Great work Eric. I am always amazed at the things you make from reclaimed pallet wood.

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#4 posted 05-05-2013 09:53 PM

Nice work. I love the finish. Of course, I love the raw wood more!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 05-05-2013 10:28 PM

Great Project! You can never have enough storage with a computer!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 05-05-2013 10:29 PM

Eric, the oak grain still pops even through the black stain. I really like the way you did the front around the drawers. What a deal on the drawer slides, I hope she got you enough to last you several years :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 05-05-2013 11:02 PM

My Gosh, Eric, that’s beautiful. I like the black but have to wonder how it might have looked had you left it natural? With your great finish technique, I bet it would have looked super.

-- Harold

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#8 posted 05-05-2013 11:10 PM

Nice job Wrecker. I like the style.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 05-05-2013 11:26 PM

Nice one Eric. Those look like full extension slides, too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 05-06-2013 12:25 AM

Looks well built. Nice and functional.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#11 posted 05-06-2013 12:45 AM

Nice but I can’t believe you camo’d those perfect dovetails!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 05-06-2013 02:48 AM

Great execution, Eric, that is truly an attractive item. Seems to me you ebonized something else, yes the tool holder, recently. The natural wood look has its merits, but I think the black works really well in this scenario. And it is an excellent idea in the shop. I think finishing shop objects, for instance, keeps shop things from looking dirty. Matching the computer ought to look pretty snazzy.

In the computer realm this weekend…....I am on call… mostly did some thinking, I am going to turn part of a bookcase into a charging station. I discarded a bunch of old techie books that were out of date, and gained a space for the station.

It needs another shelf, but it has to be trimmed out in oak to match the rest. The adjustable shelf holes are already there, so a rather special complex shelf is in order to make two layers of gear possible. Just have to cut it out with the TS and band saw. It won’t be in the same realm as your creation, but it will be nice to have. Hopefully will get most of it done tomorrow and will blog on it later…........

Keep the good stuff coming….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 05-06-2013 04:30 AM

Great job

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#15 posted 05-08-2013 01:22 PM

Great way to reclaim pallets and old stuff and turning them into both beautiful and functional piece. Awesome computer stand! Love the drawers. Excellent work!

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