About a year ago we received a request for quotation for a number of furniture pieces going into a large custom project. One of the pieces quoted was for a custom desk.
At the time I remembered feeling just a little bit nervous about the prospect of making a massive one piece curved top that would measure almost 14' corner to corner. Not knowing whether the quote would actually materialize as an order, I didn't end up spending too much time figuring out how, exactly, we'd do it.
Well, the order did materialize, and we did figure out how to make the top.
This is the credenza that will be located on the left side of the desk. There are a total of 6 box drawers over 3 files drawers. The drawer boxes will all be dovetailed solid maple running on Blumotion self closing linear ball bearing slides.
This image shows the addition of the side cabinet for CPU storage. There will be a removeable angled back added to this cabinet to allow for wiring access.
The curved modesty panel is bolted to the CPU cabinet.
The end gable is added to the far side of the modesty panel. The removable panel for the CPU cabinet can be seen on the right.
The "big ass" top is added to the "big ass" desk. It goes without saying that putting an undercut bevel edge around all 3 sides was more than a little challenging.
This view shows the inside of the desk, including the knee space.
I'm not certain whether this is the biggest desk we've ever made, but this is definitely the biggest desk we've ever made for a home office.
This piece has now been disassembled for sanding and finishing.