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lhall
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Re: Computer Desk

Thank you for replying. Very useful info

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nagumuthu
Established Contributor

Re: Computer desk build

Hello @Nham,

 

Good work! Well done. At the right time when I was looking for building similar desk for our boys.

May you share information that assist further. Is the paint sprayed and which tools you used to cut the wood (for frame & legs of the table).

 

 

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Nham
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Re: Computer desk build

Hi @nagumuthu 

 

For the paint,I just used a normal paint brush and applied 2-3 coats using Dulux, white on white. It was left over trim paint when we painted the house. For the frame, I got the Bunnings staff to cut everything to length, the staff are awesome and happy to help out.  If I had to modified any lengths on the frame, I used a old jigsaw. For the table top, I used a AEG circular saw (https://www.bunnings.com.au/aeg-1200w-184mm-circular-saw_p0088698) with a 40T circular saw blade. To cut it in a straight line, I used a wooden guide. You may have more experience than me, but I took it slow and was very careful using the circular saw. I did a smaller desk for my youngest son "Student desk with a Spotted Gum top" which shows you how to build the frame. For the table cabling, if you have a PC, I went to ikea and bought the https://www.ikea.com/au/en/p/signum-cable-trunking-horizontal-silver-colour-10200254/. The best part was that, my son did the build with me and he enjoyed making his own desk. Good luck:-) 

 

 

 

 

 

need to use a guide 

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EricL
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Re: Computer desk build

Hello @Nham

 

Thank you so much for sharing that information about your desk build. I'm sure @nagumuthu will appreciate the steps and materials you mentioned in your project.

 

Eric

 

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Linlin
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Re: Computer desk build

Looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the details.

I want to try and build my own desk, so this is super helpful!

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nagumuthu
Established Contributor

Re: Computer desk build

Hello Nham,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Good to know that it's your son favourite project. Wonderful hands on work that motivates him for more wood work.

 

I'm inspired by your son's work to work on this project with a Stone Top above wood.  Let me project the cost and see whether it suits by budget.

 

Thanks

MM

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rubytuesday1953
Established Contributor

Re: Computer desk build

Hi @Nham 

I'm just revisiting your great computer desk. I want to revamp my sewing room and was thinking of using your design to build a long table to put all my sewing machines on. You built yours at 2mts long but I want to do mine a little longer at 2.2mts. My machines aren't that heavy and they will be evenly spaced along the table, do you think I need to put a couple of bracing  pieces along the length under the top piece?

and I can't seem to find your post with the instructions on how to build the frame. Could you point to these?

Regards @rubytuesday1953 

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Nham
Experienced Contributor

Re: Computer desk build

Hi @rubytuesday1953,

 

At 2200mm I would probably insert two braces to support your table top. This is my post with most of the instructions and the timber top I use was a specRite panel. There is a longer piece at 2200mm, the merbau panel from the same company. Good luck with your sewing table, would love to see how it turns out. 

 

Stay well. 

 

Nham

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rubytuesday1953
Established Contributor

Re: Computer desk build

Thanks @Nham for the reply. I found the instructions with your son's desk.

I ended up getting the Interbuilt Acacia Golden Teak panel for $99. No Rubberwood, as that was a promotional item.

Couldn't get the same framing timber as Covid's depleted a lot of things, apparently. Ended up with treated pine 70mm x 35mm (just have to make some minor adjustments to the measurements) but they should get the job done. Will have to wear a mask when cutting and sanding though. (what's new)

Regards

@rubytuesday1953 

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Mrtimber1948
New Contributor

Re: Computer desk build

Good looking project 

Done well. 🙂🙂

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