Midcentury Desk and Table
My wife got a new job that has her working from home, so we made a very nice desk to fit her very nice job. It is very much inspired by Shaun Boyd.
Bought some rough lumber and Walnut ply
I'm not good with computers, so I made a lifesize drawing of the odd shaped drawers for reference. Low tech, but worked well! I did try to use the computer, but I got frustrated.
Each cabinet had a ten degree angle to make it look more dramatic. It was my wife's design choice, and then we found an example of one Shaun Boyd made, and she fell in love with it.
Glue up went surprisingly well. I used biscuits in the joints for stability. The only problem was my band clamps left gouges in the ply that I was only partially able to fix.
This highlights some slats that we used to elevate the desktop to give it a floating feel.
Oversized holes to allow for wood movement.
First fit up, and it all went together like a charm.
In order to put the drawer slides in, I needed some angled wood to make the slides parallel.
Drawer fronts being glued up.
Added some toe kicks to the bottom to elevate it and give it a good look.
This is how much lumber I was left with after the final hardwood cut!!!!!!!! Apparently I bought just the right amount :) I was intending to have extras, but we ended up making the top a little bigger than the original plan.
This highlights those angled slats for the drawer slides.
Getting things fitted up.
Damn. Its gonna look good :)
First time I ever used a HVLP gun. I HIGHLY recommend it. Not only was the finish good, it took mere minutes to spray the entire project.
I think my wife will like the extra space :)
Oh, I never mentioned, I made an extra table for my computer. I had the legs fabricated out of steel by someone online.
Here it is!
And with the extra table!