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Looking for feedback on building a simple desk.

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I'm looking to build a simple desk. This is what I'm planning on building http://imgur.com/a/Y0eRi#1
I would love some feedback or any criticisms or any advice on anything about the desk.

I plan on using 3/4 inch cabinet grade plywood for alot of it other than the feet on the right side. For those I haven't really decided yet. I'm kinda poor right now so I might just go with plain 2x4's and stain them biggrin.gif. There will be some cable management stuff built into it whenever I can really figure out what I would like to do.

For anyone wondering the black box in the pic is my Arc midi r2.
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How are you attaching all those right angles? biscuits?

Also, If you don't want the plywood edges to show You're going to need iron on veneer for all the edges. It's not real expensive, but it's not cheap either, so you may want to factor that in. Pretty easy to apply though. Don't skimp on the urethane on the edges though. The stuff isn't especially strong and needs a good bit of protection. If you don't mind the ultra gloss look, 50 coat epoxy might even be a good finish for it. That stuff is not particularly easy to apply though. you need a dust free, insect free room, and the stuff has enough xylene in it to knock you out, so it needs some ventilation too.

If you can plane that 2x4 square or maybe run a 1/2 inch bevel around the bottom of it it could help the look alot.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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Not finished, but the wife ended up with this one, while Im building another.


I ended up using 3/4 Pine 4x8 ply, really cheap here, and American sourced local wood.
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