Chuck Curtis submitted a few drawings of a desk/table he is designing and requesting some feedback. I have to comment that I get a great deal out of your collective feedback myself. Often I hold back my initial thoughts only to see one of you echo what I’m thinking, often with additional insight. The following comments are from Chuck.
I am in the process of designing a desk/table for use in a home
office. I want the work surface to be low enough that it is
comfortable to type on, which limits the space for drawers under the
work surface. I am currently planning on constructing it out of red
oak, but staining the wood dark (I have a ton of red oak on hand – so
it is easier/cheaper to use the oak and stain than get a dark wood).
I have attached prints from SketchUp, but would love some input on the
design – or suggestions for more/fewer details. For a size scale, the
top is 60″ wide by 37″ deep, and the legs are 3″ square. Since this
is for my own use, there are very little design constraints – but it
is to be a functional piece of furniture first.