We started with several potential designs for this L shaped walnut desk. It is 6 feet by 8 feet. 24" deep on one side and 36" deep at the other side. We went back and forth with the client, and he taped it all out on his floor. His family had moved into a new home and this alcove section of the basement was going to become his home office. Right down to the end we were tweaking the dimensions of the desk. When we put it in place, it was a perfect fit, and has the exact dimensions that the client decided would work best for his work flow. Desks are a pretty personal item, and if you really think about how you use your desk space you would be surprised by how much would go into designing an L.
You can't beat the look of walnut. The color palette is going to look great in his basement no matter what finishes and decor he ends up putting around it. It's a sturdy hard wood- not as hard as oak which is what you would most commonly see as a desk- but it's pretty close.
This desk has a lacquer finish. Usually we reserve our spray finishes for dining surfaces, but because the client eats and drinks at his desk, he wanted that ease of care and stain-proofing that you don't get from a furniture oil finish.
The legs were also custom made to the desk. 1 x 2 steel tubing with a black powder coat. We supported the back corner with two 20" long ledger pieces that are fastened to the wall As such we could avoid putting a fourth leg right where the client wants to have his desk chair most of the time.
The L has a mitered seam which looks far nicer than two butt joints (or square ends) and we glued and dominoed it in our shop with corner clamps so that you don't see any fasteners on the underside. We're pros.
Here's an image of another L shaped piece we did, this one an elm bar top:
If you're interested in designing a piece of furniture to fit a unique space in your house, we're here to make it happen. If you'd like we'll even come out and measure your space and help you come up with a plan. And we're good at letting you know what parts of the design can be TBD, and when final decisions need to be made, we are here to help so that you get it right. Give us a call at 857-576-2089 or email us at email@example.com.