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Deluxe Pallet Wood Computer Desk

  • November 12, 2014
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jgoold
jgoold
jgoold
jgoold

Though I love woodworking, I haven't been able to afford the materials to do anything real in over a decade. Then, seeing design after design of different pallet related projects on Facebook and other such sites made me realize how much good material was just sitting behind warehouses needing nothing more than a little milling and finish work to make it look presentable.
This desk is built from nothing but wood milled down from pallet boards on a table saw. The only money spent on it was for nails, glue, stain, and varnish. The only power tools I had available were a table saw, cordless drill, and a couple types of sanders, everything else was hand tools.
I utilized a natural knot hole for a cord hole in the rear. And I realized that the shelves would be too deep to be fully usable, so I put in a separation and added one false backing board for hidden shelves. There is also a dedicated printer paper shelf underneath where the printer is designed to sit. Also, I have never liked the idea of slide-in keyboard shelves but like having it set down a couple inches from the main desk, so I opted for a simple drop down keyboard and mouse area.
All in all, this is an awesome alternative to the press board junk computer desks you find in shopping centers and I paid a very small fraction of what it would have otherwise cost me. It did take me a lot longer than it needed to since I haven't got very many tools. My woodworking tools were all lost in a fire over a decade ago. I have collected a few things here and there but nothing like I really need to be doing the type of work that I want to. I hope to be a winner in this contest and be able to gain a few greatly needed quality Ryobi tools.

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Deluxe Pallet Wood Computer Desk

by jgoold
Nov 12, 2014

Though I love woodworking, I haven't been able to afford the materials to do anything real in over a decade. Then, seeing design after design of different pallet related projects on Facebook and other such sites made me realize how much good material was just sitting behind warehouses needing nothing more than a little milling and finish work to make it look presentable. This desk is built from nothing but wood milled down from pallet boards on a table saw. The only money spent on it was for nails, glue, stain, and varnish. The only power tools I had available were a table saw, cordless drill, and a couple types of sanders, everything else was hand tools. I utilized a natural knot hole for a cord hole in the rear. And I realized that the shelves would be too deep to be fully usable, so I put in a separation and added one false backing board for hidden shelves. There is also a dedicated printer paper shelf underneath where the printer is designed to sit. Also, I have never liked the idea of slide-in keyboard shelves but like having it set down a couple inches from the main desk, so I opted for a simple drop down keyboard and mouse area. All in all, this is an awesome alternative to the press board junk computer desks you find in shopping centers and I paid a very small fraction of what it would have otherwise cost me. It did take me a lot longer than it needed to since I haven't got very many tools. My woodworking tools were all lost in a fire over a decade ago. I have collected a few things here and there but nothing like I really need to be doing the type of work that I want to. I hope to be a winner in this contest and be able to gain a few greatly needed quality Ryobi tools.