The problem was, being family I couldn't really say no, but they included these specifications:
- "Nothing too fancy"
- "Just cheap timber will do, nothing too expensive"
- "...but 'good' wood - not old pallets or anything like that"
So to make it more interesting, I set myself a challenge - to build it with no screws/nails/fasteners, and no glues. All pure wood joinery.
The desk is for a laptop user, they also use external multimedia speakers and have a large, old-fashioned laser printer.
While doing the write up of this project, it was getting difficult to coherently describe how it was all put together without writing a huge wall of text.
I do a lot of sketching of designs before I build them, and it occurred to me that I could make this more of a feature, so I put them all together here:
I quite like the general style of the videos and will probably start documenting future projects this way as well - although I'm sure over time the process and output will improve.