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OK, I want to build my own desk, but I'm not great with carpentry. I currently have a drafting table and a large computer desk which takes up too much room, so I want to combine the two into a single desk.

I want a "drafting table" portion so I can work on my art stuff there, as well as a standard portion which I could put my scanner, tablets, hard drives, etc. on. So I was thinking an L-shaped desk with a drafting table on one side of it. Does /diy/ have any tips/guides on doing this? Also, I'll share my apartment garden pics, as that has been my main project this year.
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Tomato plants which were given to me, they took over my balcony and produced ~100 tomatoes before I tore them down this week due to complaints. I'm on the third floor and they were hanging down to the second floor.
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I also started a hydroponic garden with green peppers. I sprouted the peppers in an Aerogarden, but when they started getting larger, I moved them to five gallon buckets. I'll post a few pictures of those. Anyone who's thinking about getting into hydroponics, don't be intimidated by it, it's super easy stuff and produces quite a bit of stuff quickly. I knew nothing about hydroponics before starting this.
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I'd jus tmake two separate desks and put them up next to each other if you really want. But make it so they can be pulled apart at will.

The draw of a proper L desk is you can be sitting in your chair and swivel your legs underneath the L turn without hitting a table leg. It's hard to do that without sagging in wood.

If you don't need to swivel under the L, or you won't be working in the corner, you may as well make it two desks then you can move them apart someday.
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>>883810

That makes sense, the main purpose is to downsize a bit, so as long as I didn't make them huge, that should work out.
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>>883780
couldnt you just have trimmed them?
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>>883818
I also had issues getting to the power outlet behind my L desk. You can't just lift one end a bit to get beyond the desk, because it's bolted to these huge arm residing exactly that movement
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>>883789
salvia?
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>>883820
I could have, but it's getting cold here, so I took a few cuttings and I'm going to switch them to indoor hydroponics instead of growing them outside.

>>883843
These are green peppers, not salvia.
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Thanks for contributing, OP.
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You might be the only person I've ever seen in my life using hydroponic equipment to actually grow vegetables.
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>>883776

I made my own desk out of an old barn door.

It'd probably be shit for drawing but it looks cool af.
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>>885700
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>>885702

Fully sanded and rubbed down with 0000 steel wool
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>>885703

After several coats of teak oil
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>>885705

And many, many dollars spent on black iron pipe, we're done.
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>>885706
you could probably sell that desk on etsy for USD1000.
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>>885706
Pretty badass man
>>885769
This.
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>>885706
looks nice
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>>885706
Looks great. Alot better then the pos I'm about to build in here >>885807
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Wall-mount your monitor, and get rid of the regular desk? I did that an my animation station.
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>>885706
give me my speakers back
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>>885706
Thank you based anon for helping me figure out how to attach those kind of pipes to the surface of the desk. Also, it does indeed look awesome.
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