Build a desk – do it virtually before you buy your materials.

Build a Desk – Nice Example of one woodworker’s great accomplishment.

Jerry Wees is a  woodworker who designed his project to build a desk in SketchList 3D.  This post provides before (SketchList images) and after (photographs) of various views showing his fine effort to build a desk.
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This is a very elegant desk, nicely finished, great proportions, and very functional.  It is also a fairly complex undertaking because of all of the shelves, drawers, and pullouts on seemingly every side of the desk.  Another views shows some of this complexity.
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Notice the way the two wings of the L come together in the corner.   And in the view you can see a few of the shelves and pullouots used for supplies, a keyboard, and a printer.

Images and models

This would be a difficult piece of work to pull off without detailed plans or the ability to test various alternatives on the computer screen.  For Sketchlist 3D that looks like this.
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And the second view looks like this model.

 

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The design is very functional with pull out sliders for the printer and other equipment.
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In SketchList 3D the model for this follows.
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By carefully modeling the design to build a desk on the computer screen, you can check if drawers and pullouts will fit before you cut any stock.image of L shaped build a desk project
Of course there is a file drawer!   In SketchList 3D it is complete with 2 sides, a drawer, a front and back, and a bottom.  The panel on front even includes some nice detail. If you are going to build a desk – do it right!
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One very nice detail is the pop-up mechanism for the screen at the back of the desk top.
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In the model that cutout fits the hardware used for the pop-up.  The actual top was hidden to show the parts underneath.
In fact, speaking of parts underneath look at this exploded view!
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Reports

Wow it’s a good thing there are drawings and reports to help put this together!
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Multiple shop drawings can be created in minutes.
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And the cut list is always there.  Every time you add or change a board in the model that change is instantly added to the cut list.
If you a are going to build a desk – wouldn’t you like to have a complete set of plans and drawings to help you? Better yet if you build a desk – wouldn’t it be nice to absolutely customize it to your customer’s needs?
Here’s another example of a desk model in Sketchlist 3D.  LINK

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