Office desktop with cable management

By VilleVeikko | Created January 11th, 2020 | Published January 12th, 2020 | Updated January 12th, 2020

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Here is my first larger project with Shaper Origin. I have always hated cable mess around computers and thin chipboard desktops that barely could carry my 32 inch main monitor. I finally took time to resolve this with style. Since I have my desk in the middle of room clean look from every direction was main design goal. Without losing functionality or ergonomics.

2 hr

Intermediate

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Category

Furniture

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johtoboxi.svg
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TyöpöydänKansi.svg
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1620*1020 25mm thick board of your choice thin board (12 mm plywood etc) for cable box 18 mm plywood etc for covers.
Shaper Origin Tracksaw (Festool TS-55 used) Festool Domino (for box, not mandatory) Router, belt sander... etc common woodworking tools, use what you have
Table legs and frame is taken from cheap electrical height adjustable office table from EFG. Size of tabletop is 160*100cm. MateriaI used is 25 mm blockboard (birch), since I had one extra remnant lying around. Top coat is mixture of uncolored and white Osmo Color wood oil. I built large box from 12 mm gray film coated plywood. I attached it under desktop. I milled two 150*300 openings to desktop. Box have 3 openings inner side of table to get wires in (file johtoboxi). Internal size of box is 160*190*1350 mm, so now there is plenty of space to hide all wires, docking stations, chargers and external devices out of sight. I had ergonomic palm rest which I felt too thick in front of my keyboard. I milled 10 mm deep pocket to desktop and now it is perfect match. You can leave pocket uncut or use file rannetuki_Profiles svg to make your own. I milled out curved shapes, pocket, openings (file TyöpöydänKansi) and covers (file Johtokansi) with Shaper. I cut all straight lines with track saw. Domino joints were used for built box. Edges have 2*2 mm chamfer milled with small manual router. Initially I planned to glue 2 mm birch edge band to edges, but I got lucky with my blockboard, it had good enough edge surfaces for finishing and I decided to leave edge bands out. Sorry about Finnish naming on attachments, but content is pretty self explain. I also Attached Fusion file + pdf drawings to help you to get the idea.

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