I had designed a mockup in Sketchup and went from there. These mockups are just a basic idea, things got changed around during the build and the monitor stand is completely placeholder in the mockup.
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So, on to the pictures...
Starting work on the legs.
Next we jump ahead a few weeks or so to a nearly complete desk, just adding final touches like trim. Still needs stained and then coated in finish for protection.
A good overview pick of the front of the desk, with the case shelf on the side.
Shelf for my modem/router and anything else I plan to stick there...
From the side
Finished rear cable area (added the support across the bottom, the monitor support pole will be bolted to this)
(Note to self, pre-drill holes to prevent wood splitting)
Case Shelf with trim (The blocks allow the case to still have it's roller wheels on it, the case support pads rest securely on the blocks If I want to remove the wheels, I just detach the shelf, unscrew the blocks and I have a flat shelf)
Everything here was done with hand tools and these two saws. No fancy table saws here
Edited by S.T.A.L.K.E.R., 04 April 2012 - 09:15 AM.