How to Create the Layout of the Top of your Custom Oak Computer Desk

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Learn how to create the layout of the top of your custom oak computer desk in this free DIY video. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi this is Jon on behalf of Expert Village, in this video clip I will be showing you how to lay out your top. For our top we need to transfer all of our measurements out onto our large sheet of plywood. On my short wall the desk is 40 inches and on my long while the desk is 64 inches. Now since my desk is only 20 inches deep I'm going to put a mark on 20 inches on both sides and then I went ahead and connect those lines as if I didn't have a curve that I will be sitting at, at my desk so it comes to a point. I'm going to add my curve in later. For my curve I have tied a piece of sting to my pencil the string is 18 inches long because that is how big of a ark that I want go ahead and make your mark. Now that our top have been laid out we are ready to start cutting it.