I have been working on this project for several months now but have neglected to post on my blog about it. With my work schedule and lack of dedicated workshop space in the garage it can be difficult to get motivated. The past few weeks I have been able to squirrel away some time in the garage to make progress on my ongoing desk project. As I type this, now, I am using two plastic folding tables as a desk. This arrangement sucks incredibly, but my last DIY desk was destroyed in our move. So I am blessed to have a desk at all.
This time I am building a custom huge beast of a desk with a welded steel frame and hardwood laminated top made of MDF and 4/4 American Walnut. There are four individual units for the entire setup. A “stand” desk (see pictured below), a 7′ wing, a 4′ wing, and a corner desk that will support my dual monitor arm wall mount stand (two 24″ Dell monitors).
I love the more modern industrial looks in general. I enjoy working with metal and wood so this project has been very fulfilling in that regard.
Update 2015 May 26
The 7′ wing is in the process of being oiled. The shorter wing frame is welded. Still need to sand the top and grind the finish onto the frame. Almost there!
Then I get to build drawers!
Update 2015 APR 30
I am finished with the frame for the second desk in the set of four. The corner will have a single vertical beam to support my dual monitor arm. The support arm is adjustable side to side and via extra mount holes so that I can ensure the final setup is level and plumb. The feet are all custom made with rubber disks, bolts and washers and are adjustable.
The tops for the last three desks are planed, routed and partially sanded. The corner desk top is ready for oil.
Modern Industrial Stand Desk
UPDATE 2015 JAN 28: Sides mounted, soft close drawer slides installed
I was able to wrap up the next stage of building the stand desk. I moved it inside to make room for building the rest of the desks. I still need to buy materials for the drawer case. I will probably work on that mini-project next. I sold my dovetail jig when I moved a few years ago, so I bought a new Rockler Complete Dovetail Jig Kit to replace it (with the dust cowl).
El Cheapo Welding Jig – Do not try this at home!
Building the tops…
Materials ready for electrocution
This day, I had really bad clamps
The Extraordinary Plan – A simple one.
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