Joe's Office Desk


picture of office desk

This picture shows the desk top being sanded. Note the right side is reinforced by the plywood in the front of the desk. The keyboard drawer has been installed.

picture of office desk after staining

The drawer has been installed and polyurethane has been applied to the desk top. Note the shiny surface.


picture of office desk

The drawer is partially extended. Note the space beneath the drawer; this is to accommodate the computer tower and power strip.

Drawing of wall cabinet

This picture shows the detail of the drawer side. Note the dovetail joint between the side and drawer front. This is a very strong joint. An oak piece has been added to the drawer front. This piece extends on either side of the drawer and hides the slide mechanism. It enhances the appearance of the drawer.


picture of office desk

Here is another picture of the desk top and the drawer. You can clearly see the oak trim bordering the 3/4" oak plywood top. the trim really puts a nice finish along the edges of the plywood.

picture of office desk after staining

This final picture shows the completed desk. This desk is not what I consider a beautiful piece of furniture but it is highly functional and well-made. This desk should last several generations.


picture of office desk plans

Here is a drawing of the desktop.

picture of office desk plans

Drawing of the back of the desk showing dimensions. This desk is designed to accommodate a desktop computer; nothing more.


drawing showing keyboard tray details

Here is a detailed drawing of the keyboard tray.

drawing of left and right side attachment details

This drawing shows the attachment details of the left and right hand sides of the desk. Kreg pocket screws and high strength glue was used.


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