I'm a computer geek and I'll admit it but I'm not shy around power tools. I read all the time about people doing all sorts of wierd things to customize how their computer look but what I dream about is the perfect desk if there is such a thing.
Sure I could slap something together but I want. I have no trouble finding simple plans or just outright designing it from scratch; it's just a desk. But if I did that no sooner would I complete it than I will have changed my mind or figured out how something could be better. There has to be some acumulated knowedge about the art of desk design. I just don't know how or where to find it.
I also wouldn't want to limit myself to wood though that the most obvious and cheepest material. I want the theory behind desk design rather than just plans for how to build one. Also it going to be a computer desk.
One of the reasons motivating me is that I am a larger than average man and ready made computer desks seem to be designed for short people. They just seem to all be the same basic dozen desk designes modified for a computer as an afterthought. For instance things like a keyboard drawer make a desk even shorter but the desks don't get any taller.
The things I want to know is are there any desk designs with adjustable height? What should be placed where and why. Do I need to understand the materials and how much weight it can bear or keeping it's mass balenced? What about other maters such as glass or aluminum? Can/should I design with those locking anchor system ready made desk use or should I go with screws and glue? What about taking the desk apart later? Any other stuff I would need to know in case I wanted a really radical design? How about just general unusual ideas of those that have come before me.
It's amazing how hard it is to find what your looking for when you don't know enough to explain it. Especially when it comes to the special vocabulary to use to find relevent stuff in a web seach engine.