Introduction: Neverending Desk

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The Never-ending desk is my most cherished design, it defines who i am.

It is made from African zebrano hardwood and veneer, European Maple hardwood, the framework is made from Beechwood, MDF and what we call here in the Netherlands "Buigplex" I'm not to sure what the proper English technical name is but ruffly translated "Bend plywood"



Ps: For those of you hoe wanted to know how i made the "bendy" Parts, i have added a cad drawing picture which slightly shows you how i did it. (I am very sorry but i am not going to fully explain the full build processes because i am busy with bringing this design on to the market for sale. I hope you all can respect this :-D ) 

Pss: the minimal radius is +/- 120mm (but very hard to accomplish if you have no experience with this technique! )

For those who are interested in my work you can see more of it here:
(And if you like my work, i would greatly appreciate it if you "like" my page :D)


artworker (author)2012-02-19

Super Sexy! This Idea can be used to make a table that looks like a stack of books! Something here makes it look like it came streight out from a harrypotter movie!

HIM Design (author)artworker2012-03-03

Haha thank you very much! I love the fact that you recognized that the drawer look like 3 book's stacked upon each other. this is indeed what it is supposed to look like. if you have a closer look at the drawers, i used a specified type of veneer to resemble old looking encyclopedia's.


soulscoutGAL (author)2012-03-03

Best desk I've ever seen! I love the drafting table flips addition to your flawless design. Too cool, thanks for showing

JohnsonJ (author)2012-02-21

True fluidity to this design and impeccable craftsmanship.

HIM Design (author)JohnsonJ2012-02-21

Thank you very much! (author)2012-01-23

You need a series of other pieces to go with it, because this wouldn't go very well with any furniture I have seen. Awesome design though for people who like looks more than function. I like desk space a lot and the amount I would wan't from that size desk is kinda insane.

HIM Design (author)jj.inc2012-01-24

That's the beauty of this design.
It is a modular design! which gives the client the opportunity to create more "desk space" if they wish by adding either a corner element or lets say they would like drawers on both sides, this is also a possibility.

And for adding other type of furniture, Google Safari furniture.
This is the type of furniture i wanted it to be mixed with.
But yes you are also very right i should design more to go with it!


Sovereignty (author)2012-01-23

Wow, this is nice. good job

bertus52x11 (author)2012-01-20

Is that bent wood? If so, what is the smallest radius one could bend!

HIM Design (author)bertus52x112012-01-23

the minimal radius is +/- 120mm (but very hard to accomplish if you have no experience with this technique! )

mtdna (author)2012-01-23

Is it my imagination, or are the drawer pulls made out of porcupine quills?

HIM Design (author)mtdna2012-01-23

No it is not your imagination, you are correct! they are made from the quills from an African Porcupine.

Thanks for noticing!



joey99 (author)2012-01-23

Cool. For your information, u spelled who as hoe.

HIM Design (author)joey992012-01-23

Thank you, i hadn't noticed it.
My English is a bit rusty......

joey99 (author)HIM Design2012-01-23

Your welcome. im in school still so Its hard to forget:)

jhante (author)2012-01-20

Really awesome design!

MicioGatta (author)2012-01-20

Wow, thet's great!

FoolishSage (author)2012-01-20

That is really cool!

The curvy bits seem like separate parts, or is it one large piece of wood? Either way it looks brilliant. Congrats

l8nite (author)2012-01-19

neverending had me thinking you had some kind of rotating desk top, kind of like a conveyor belt. Seeing as how I opened this under a false impression, I'm glad I did because that is really an awesome design!

mrmath (author)2012-01-19

WOW! That's an awesome desk. You could sell that for quite the pretty penny, I bet!

raeaa (author)2017-10-05

Very cool. It looks like high end mid-century furniture!

HIM Design (author)raeaa2017-10-06

Thank you very much Raeaa!

ZombieWorkshop (author)2016-07-23

Gorgeous design

espencer7 (author)2015-04-12

sorry but this is not an instructable. is Just a Picture of a table you made

naught101 (author)2015-03-12

Nice desk, but this isn't an instructable...

Bilegt (author)2015-02-09

how come did you get an award? there are no proven record that you have done this. sorry but true isn't it? How can we believe that you have built this? show some art work my friend!

HIM Design (author)Bilegt2015-02-09

Hi Bilget,

I do not understand what you are referring to?
Is it that you believe that i did not build the Nerverending desk?



Bilegt (author)HIM Design2015-02-09

I just meant where is the instruction? If you could show some instruction, well that would be awesome.

TN777 (author)2014-10-05

This is just amazing. It must have taken you forever!

HIM Design (author)TN7772014-10-06

Hi TN777,

Thank you for your comment!
It was indeed a very tricky build and it took me on and of about 6 months in total to finish,

Kind regards,


JimTheSoundman (author)2013-08-19

Although this is a beautiful desk, this isn't really instructing anyone on how to build it. It's more a showoffable instead of an instructable. Can you please post instructions on how to build it?

tseay (author)2013-01-26

Remarkable. May I suggest to call it a Fer Desk. I am sure it will inspire all kinds of great designs. Thanks for showing it to us.

prdewa (author)2012-08-21

Amazing looks!
Superb craftsmanship!!
eye popping fantastic ..............

JohnsonJ (author)2012-01-30

Very good Stuff!

greenhalgh (author)2012-01-28

Absolutely beautiful!

HIM Design (author)greenhalgh2012-01-28

Thank you very much!

ZoDo (author)2012-01-26

This is really nice work. Something unique and original. But this is not an don't show peoples how to build this, you just advertise your work.

joespicnictables (author)2012-01-24

Instant vote!

stevemoseley (author)2012-01-24

Great design and execution. Love the tilt up part of the desk top for drawing.

BrianJewett (author)2012-01-24

Nice desk, but unfortunately this is Instructables, not ShowAndTellables so this doesn't really qualify.

Goodiescoza (author)2012-01-22

Great work, This is a project I would love to build, when do you expect you'll have the project file ready ?

whackpak (author)2012-01-22

How do you bent that? This is a very cool desk!

drknotter (author)2012-01-20

Beautiful work! Looking forward to seeing more of the build process!

Gregbot (author)2012-01-20

can't wait for build instructions!

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Bio: Hi everyone, My name is Ferdinand Hoogeweegen and i am a furniture & interior designer/maker based in the Netherlands. If you are interested in more ... More »
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