| My first computer was given to me by my wife when she got a better one.
| The computer desk was apiece of junk and fell apart when I moved it.
| I just built my own exactly the way I wanted it to be. It turned out
| fine and believe my my carpentry skills are modest.
I did something similar. Birch plywood top with
bookshelves above, painted. A couple of leftover
bureau draws, reused, for backup CDs, office
supplies, etc. And a birch plywood keyboard
slide. The draws and slide are all done with simple,
old-style wood tracks; no hardware. That was mainly
to save money, but I don't really need hardware
tracks. In fact, I prefer wood tracks for a keyboard
slide because the drawslide hardware for them
flexes with downward pressure and often doesn't
lock very well in the open position. It feels chintzy.