Keep your home office or spare room organized with an attractive piece of furniture that’s as practical as it is stylish.
I admit it — my computer desk and office are always a source of frustration when it comes to keeping things presentable. The tangle of cords and stacks of paper always look disorganized and messy. So when I set out to build a functional and attractive desk, I had some definite ideas about what it needed. First, it had to keep the computer case, printer, and other peripherals out of sight but still allow them to stay cool. Second, I wanted it to have plenty of room to store the working papers and documents that are inevitably lying around. Third, and most important, I didn’t want it to look like a computer desk. This traditional design satisfies all my requirements. It looks great and keeps everything organized. Best of all, it’s a straightforward project to build. I relied on hardwood veneer plywood (I chose cherry) and hardwood edging and facing. Now my office is both neater and more efficient.
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- 14 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions.
- More than 80 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views.
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.