The Design for my Computer Desk
The Final Design
It's made with one sheet of plywood and a few pieces of 2X4, 1X4, and 1/4" molding. I made it in 2 days. On day one, early in the morning, I went to my local independent lumber/hardware store, bought my lumber & supplies, had them cut the plywood for me. I was back at home and started to assemble it by 9:00a.m. The green lines are where I will put in 2X4's for braces.
Afterthought; I probably could have used 2X2's for braces instead of 2X4's.
The details of how I built it are all here on this site. I will show you the cutting diagram, pictures, & notes on how to build your own. Some people have written to me to request the "plans". I don't have a paper plan to mail out, that would be too expensive, for me, and for you. Because I am an amateur webdesigner, I decided to share my design online for free. If you make one, send me a picture & I'll put it online.
Use 3/4" plywood for the legs, desktop, and monitor shelf. Use 1x6 stock lumber to support the monitor shelf. I made the legs 26 1/4" high, when you add the 3/4" plywood, it makes a desk height of 27", standard keyboard height. That way, you won't need a separate keyboard tray. On the next page, I show you the cutting diagram.
Read over all the instructions first before you start so you know what you're getting into.
Always wear safety glasses when operating power tools.
Do not operate power tools under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Read the manual that came with your power tool.
Having a helper around is always a good idea.
Call your mother.
This is a picture diary of my project, it is not a complete set of instructions for you to follow. You may be able to get the concept from my website, you will have to have some general knowledge of the universe to complete a similar project successfully. If your desk collapses, you must have done something wrong, it worked for me, I am not responsible for your failure.
Send me a picture if you do make a desk & I'll post it here for all the world to see.