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The Plan: I'm currently working on a case for the 2011 Case Mod Competition (Details cannot be disclosed), and I realized that I really need a new desk to go with my new rig, and what i've got now would be pitiful next to my LGA2011 rig this fall . Therefore, I'll be documenting my quest to replace this hunk of junk (See below) with something new... Something beautiful

So this is what I'm replacing: Notice the snow outside and the un-updated calendar


And here is the receipt for the lumber I bought for this build: A 4'x8'x3/4' plank and two 5'x5'x3/4' planks of lumber. What kind? You'll see in the next update. Unless you read French

Edited by zouk52 - 3/10/11 at 11:38am
     
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Table of Contents:

Update 1: My Lumber Is Here!

Edited by zouk52 - 3/8/11 at 2:29pm
     
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So, today my lumber arrived . It's all Yellow Birch plywood, 3-quarter inch thick. Some quality stuff. I was contemplating using presswood (AKA MDF/Melamine), but decided against it. I'd go for quality over price any day, and MDF is trash compared to real wood. So, that aside, here are my babies!

The 4 by 8 plank (Don't mind the second one in back, that's just a random plank)


And here are the two 5x5 planks (Sadly they look bad because the ugly side is on top)


Here is a sideshot to show the multiple layers used. As I said, this is some quality plywood. Sometimes only 3 layers are used.


And here is my weapon:


So that's all for today, and I won't update until the weekend. I'd rather do it with plenty of time on my hands than rush through it on my evenings.

Thanks for stopping by!
     
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So, I probably should have posted my actual plans and blueprints for the desk before, but late is better than never, right?

Right?

So here is an overall view of the desk. It'll be a nice L-shape with a 25" deep top, 30" high. I've also included some drawers, which will be a doozy to make. Everything will be stained and varnished to match my room's furniture (Which my father made), so the colors and wood type in the picture aren't accurate at all.


Here is another shot of the desk.


And this shot shows the depth of the top.


Thanks for looking!
     
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