I wanted to build my own desk using the simple college standard of a hollow door. But I didn't want to have just a door on milk crates, I wanted it to look like a desk, like it was meant to be there. While planning furniture I came across Wade Tarzia's essay on nomad furniture and was instantly attracted to the mortise and tenon bookshelves he had built. I also came across Uberwald's desk and thus the idea was born.
- 1x12 pine boards
- 2x2 pine boards
- 28" hollow door
- Minwax Golden Pecan 245 Stain
- 4' power strip (from Fry's)
- Inside corner molding
- Some screws (none on shelves)
Because people look at the oddest things in photos on the internet I feel compelled to make a few notes.
- There are some visible wires. I am going to use white gaffer's tape to tape them to the white walls, if it ever arrives.
- Yes, I have a box of speakers as a temporary bedside table.
- Please feel free to guess as many books as you can.
- If you wonder about that green thing on the shelf it is one of these.
- The second monitor and digital photo frame were free, so no questions on those.
Thanks to my dad (who had experience building tenon and wedge shelves) and brother who helped me build the desk. Also thanks to the aforementioned Instructables members for the ideas.
Update (April 2011): Added a few new photos to replace old ones.