I finally finished it! I started this sucker back around Christmas and
have been anxious to get it done, mostly because my existing computer
desk was such a POS (ten-year-old Walmart special that SWMBO had from
her college days before we met). The top is 60" x 26". It's comprised
of three separate pieces, two base cabinets and a desktop which sits
aon top of them. I did it this way for easy mobility, and it
definitely worked. I moved it from my shop in the garage to the office
on the second floor all by myself.
The doors are inset and open 180 degrees to get out of the way of the
sliding shelves inside. The wider cabinet houses the printer on one
shelf and the scanner on another. The narrow cabinet houses the UPS,
an external hard drive, and lots of CDs and books. I designed the
desktop to include a long structural support which forms the top member
of the face frames for the cabinets. There's another along the back,
as well. Also, there's a keyboard tray connected directly to the
bottom side of the desktop.
I'll probably eventually make a hutch or build some wall-hung shelves
It makes the office look SO much better. The old one was much smaller,
and the keyboard, mouse, and printer had to sit on top of the desk,
taking up most of the little space that was there.
The first pic is the old desk. I think I'll set it ablaze in the back
yard this weekend just because I hate it so much. Of course, it's all
glue and sawdust, so I doubt it would burn.