How is a raven like a writing desk?

With the eminent birth of my second child and since I’ll be working primarily from home for a couple weeks, I’m going to need an office and desk. Luckily our new house has a couple room options, the second floor and basement, but both locations are not very friendly to moving large pieces of furniture into or out of.

Enter my problem. I want/need a larger desk, but these are either too expensive, are poor quality, don’t come in small enough sections to easily bring into the rooms or some combination of these. So I decided to design my own.

The design needed to be something that could be built in one place, quickly assembled and easy to move. Eventually I decided on a modular block design that would allow the desk to be quickly reconfigured and extended if need be. These modules are 2 foot squares with “stubs” with holes on the other tree sides to accept another similar square or accessories.

modular desk sketch
modular desk sketch

However when it comes to cables, there’s usually a mess at my desk. So I’m probably going to need some sort of management. Probably my favorite idea so far is the gutter system. I figure that the cables will get messed up anyway, might as well just make it easy to hide them.

cord gutter trench
mock up of a cable gutter accessory

Hopefully I’ll be able to get started within the week. Of course, if the wee one doesn’t pop out before then.

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