As some of you may remember I built a large desk with an arched detail
in the top cabinet unit. For several months after completing the desk I
toyed with adding lighting to the desk and sometime last summer came up
with a design that I liked. It was a busy year for me and I was not
able to build the addition for the desk until this month. I bought the
wood almost two weeks ago and finish mounting the light bridge to the
top of the desk. I still have to conceal the wiring but the unit is
Let me know what you think!
The unit setting upside down in the shop, 93" long.
The desk prior to adding the lighting.
LOL verified that with Sketchup during the design stages.
I did have that heart attack moment however. When ever I design
something and put it away for a few months I sometimes forget if I
actually completed the design to the point of verification.
Midway through building the structure I carried the 93" long frame
inside and verified placement and lamp location. Like the drawing
indicates I have about 1" clearance between the door and the shade at
the closest proximity.
As Swingman most always preaches with drawer slides, buy the slides
before building the drawers, I bought the lamps before deciding on a
location to mount them.
Thank you. No, the lamps are fixed but they both flood the 8' long desk
surface up to the computer screens and no glare. The desk lamp which is
in front of us typically caused a lot of glare and we constantly had to
adjust it. With these it appears that their location if fine.
Funny you should mention dominoes. There are a total of 4 dominoes in
the whole project and about 85,3945kf** pocket hole screws and 2 glued
joints, where the dominoes are located. This unit is approximately 7~8
feet from the floor and screws were not going to show, nor would it ever
be under any strain other than maintaining its shape and holding the lamps.
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