Build a Computer Desk
With plenty of work surface and efficient storage, this desk is not only functional but also enhances the home office
Synopsis: Maybe it’s time to give the computer a real place in your home, on a piece of furniture that works well, is built to last, and is a pleasure to live with. A blueprint for a practical computer desk with a Shaker flavor, this article walks you through the complete project construction. It highlights designing around function, building a frame-and-panel side case, and tips on installing hardware easily.
From Fine Woodworking #164
In my study at home stands a lovely, tall secretary desk with bookcase, glowing beautifully in its 20-year-old patina. For the past several years it’s been piled high with papers, notes, photos, stuff and more stuff. I make periodic assaults on the piles, but the fact of the matter is that I don’t work at the desk anymore.
I now work—doing letters, bills, e-mail—about 8 ft. away at a small table that holds the computer,…
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CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.