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The really wild desk. Dream of Africa while check your finances.

You will need about three quarters of a sheet of 15 mm MDF ( 122x244 cm)
Three pine slats ( 2x3 cm?): 30, 90, 110 cm
Wood glue
35 mm nails
some screws

Electric jig saw
(Electric sanding machine)
Drill ( pre-drill screw holes)
Transparent woodstain (pickle) in ebony, mahogany and clear varnish. I used acrylic based colors
brushes and/or paint rolls

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Step 1: Cutting the edge and the rest

Picture of cutting the edge and the rest
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All body parts are made of 15 mm MDF board. My tabletop is made out of 15 mm plywood. I think there is no harm in using MDF for the tabletop as well. All squares on the drawing are 10x10 cm.
Draw the design on the wood and cut out with an electric jig saw.
Sand all edges.
The three "egg"parts on the desktop drawing are needed for an extra pc mouse support, and can be disregarded if you don't need that.( you don't know what you're missing).

Step 2: Head down

Picture of head down
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Attach the two neck pieces on the side of the head with wood glue and nails. Fit the little shelf in. N.B. the 17 cm side goes in front, the 14 cm side in the back. The shelf is also glued and nailed. Check if the back part of the neck can stand upright ( to a wall). The body part should make a 90 degrees angle to the floor. With my desk there is a little gap at the end of the shelf because I made the gap between the front legs in the body a few centimeters to high. Nobody minds.... 
Quite a lot of work but definitely worth it.
tdc22022 years ago
You are amazingly talented! I hope you are selling these designs!
StoryAddict2 years ago
I love your animal desks/tables! Can you show me how to make a lion?!? Or a wolf?!
Here is a rough sketch of a lion-table, similar to the oryx desk
Oh thank you! It's so cute!
Xibalbawax2 years ago
way cool
mintk2 years ago
In love with this.
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Great design, I like this desk
jbrecken2 years ago
The coloration looks more like a gemsbok than an East African oryx. Although that is still in the Oryx genus.
You are absolutely right, but gemsbok sounds so common and dutch.
Its "real" name is the Oryx gazella. So I opted for the more exotic "Oryx".
astahim2 years ago
Amazing design, dude :)
I really liked it :)
flyingpuppy2 years ago
Unique and elegant. Love the bold colors of this desk!
hkosak2 years ago
Lol, I like how you decorated the table, it makes them look upsessed with gazelles
gcanders2 years ago
Very cool design. I love how you painted it.