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03.02.2016
The main weakness of this design is that the MDF is not very strong material and this desk will probably only last about 5 years in normal service. This design includes nine detailed sketches that are critical to your successfully building this desk.
This sketch shows the Long Bottom Assembly that is one of two assemblies that support the desk top. This sketch shows the two large pieces of MDF with the extra pieces of MDF attached to extend their lengths.
This sketch shows you how to cut the first sheet of 0.75" MDF to make the two desk tops and parts of the base. This desk was designed so that it could be built by an amateur woodworker using tools commonly used for home fix up. These notes are is not intended to be a detailed step-by-step construction guide, but rather a number of points to consider.
Go over all the computer and audio equipment you wish to support with this desk and determine the size for each piece. Air Typing is an exercise given on our Web Site to help you determine the height you need for the keyboard, the monitor, and the angle for the monitor.
The Simple Corner Desk in 0.5" MDF has an upper bookshelf that you can add to this one if you like.
Detailed cabling instructions and plans for a remote power switch are given in our Web page under Freebies.
If you send us a picture of your finished desk, we would be happy to put it on our web page. This sketch shows the Long Bottom Assembly that is one of three assemblies that support the desk top.
This sketch shows the two large pieces of MDF and the diagonal piece used to make the base. The Diagonal Bold Blocks tie the diagonal section of the bottom to the two other bottom assemblies. This sketch shows you how to cut the first sheet of 0.5" MDF to make the two desk tops and parts of the base. This sketch shows the layout of the pieces for the upper book shelf on a 48"x48" piece of 0.75" MDF.
Fit, glue, and clamp the strips to the underside of both desk top pieces as shown in Sketch #3.
Do not install the MDF pads for the screw blocks that hold the top down or cut the cable holes at this time. Decide on locations for nine 5" pieces of 1.5" stock to accept the screw blocks that hold on the top. Start with the red board, fastening it 3? from the back edge and 1? from the front side edge as shown above. An advanced data electrified fully adjustable computer corner desk having a keyboard platform recessed into work surface that comprises a corner section and adjacent furniture components. FIELD OF THE INVENTIONThis invention pertains to a computer corner desk and the electrical and wire management components used therewith.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTIONIn prior art corner computer desks, such as shown in FIG. This version is smaller and lighter, it has a upper bookcase, and was designed for use with a wheel chair. You may wish to have only one keyboard tray and reduce the height of the desk by about 2 inches.
The bottom assemblies are usually painted a dark color, often black but you may choose dark blue, dark green, or brick red. You could start with the First Cut at the wood store to make it easier to get the pieces home. Again you could start with the First Cut at the wood store to make it easier to get the pieces home.
I recommend: thinned shellack on everything, a dull color of paint for the bottom, bright paint for the top, and two coats of satin finish polyurethane on everything. You think about brick red for the base and top book shelf, and Chinese Red for the desk tops.
Apply two coats of satin finish polyurethane to all surfaces except the bottom of the desk tops. Do not pull the tie wraps too tightly, the cable should be able to slide back-and-forth a little. We very much want to know how you are getting along with your project and would be happy to answer any questions by email. This version is a bit bigger and heaver, it has no upper bookcase, and has two keyboard trays. The Short Bottom Assembly is the mirror image of the long one shown in the previous sketch. They are used to tie the top to the base assemblies and can only be screwed to places where the MDF is double thickness.
However, the job will be easier if you can get access to a table or radial arm saw to cut the large number of 1.5" edge strips. To address this problem nearly all the edges have to be doubled up with 1.5" strips of the MDF. Drill pilot holes, screw, and glue them to the bottom assemble pieces but do not glue them to the desk top. I wanted to buy new office furniture but now I will do it myself and I will safe a lot of money. After I get our bedroom set finished (and maybe the rest of the schoolroom pieces) I'm planning to make this for my craft room. The work surface of the corner section is pentagonal and has a front edge slightly greater than that of the keyboard platform. In the corner desk section of claim 1, wherein the work surface is selected from the group consisting of wood and high pressure laminate.
An advanced computer corner desk comprising a corner section having a pentagonal work surface having a top side and an underside, said work surface having a front edge and two side edges, each on the opposite ends of the front edge and each disposed at a 45-degree angle to said front edge and having two rear edges which meet at a 90-degree angle, the extension of the side edges being less than the extension of the rear edges, a keyboard platform mounted beneath said front edge and which infinitely adjusts up and down and tilts to a negative or positive position and which keyboard platform is sized in one dimension up to about 27 inches to receive both a keyboard and an adjacent mouse, wherein the underside of said corner section's work surface has a control switch electrically connected to a surge protector unit having a plurality of electrical outlets therein, said corner section's work surface having an aperture there through with a grommet disposed therein, said aperture sized to permit a plurality of computer component cords to pass there through, wherein the side edges of said corner desk section range in extension from a front edge from about 14 to 16 inches to said rear edges, and further wherein said corner desk section has recessed modesty panels which are disposed beneath the rear edges of the work surface, inset from the rear edges of the work surface to permit wiring to be hiddenly disposed behind the inset modesty panels, including adjacent furniture components on both sides of said corner section, each of which components has a work surface, and wherein each of said adjacent furniture components have a front edge parallel to aback edge, a side edge normal to said front and rear edges, and an oblique edge at a 45-degree angle to said front edge thereof, said component when in position abutting said corner section and said component having its oblique edge intersecting the front edge of said corner section at a 90-degree angle, and wherein the extension of the respective side edges of said corner desk section is dimensionally smaller than the extension of the respective side edge of any adjacent furniture component that may be used therewith, which prospective side edge would be the distant side edge of such furniture component from the side of said corner desk section, and would not be the side edge that would abut the front of said corner desk, and further wherein at least one of said adjacent furniture components has a rear wall disposed beneath the rear edge of its work surface, inset from the rear edge of the work surface to permit wiring to be hiddenly disposed behind the inset rear wall.
The advanced corner computer desk of claim 3 wherein each adjacent furniture component is selected from the group consisting of bookcases, cabinets, shelves, and drawers.
The advanced corner computer desk of claim 3 the rear wall of at least one of said adjacent furniture components has a wire grommet therein. The advanced corner computer desk of claim 3, wherein the work surfaces of the corner desk section and of the adjacent furniture components are covered with at least one member selected from the group consisting of wood and high pressure laminate.
In the desk of claim 7, wherein the rear wall of the at least one adjacent furniture component is a grommet bearing apertured sear wall. If you know where the electrical outlet will be on the wall, you can cut a large hole for the AC plugs. The remaining cuts can be made with a table saw, radial arm saw, or a skill saw with a clamped straight edge. If you know the location of the AC wall outlet that will be used with this desk you can cut a large access hole for it. The design includes two small book shelves below the desk top and a larger shelf unit on top.


Cut the 2"x4" bolt blocks, drill for the bolts, and glue them to the sides of this assembly. The two side edges of the corner section are at 45° angles to the front edge, and are of a lesser extension than the two rear edges that form a 90° angled corner. The keyboard is seen when extended into its inuse position, extends out beyond the front face of each desk side member. The top attachment screw blocks and cable holes shown will be located when the base is complete and sitting upside down on the desk tops. If you know the location of the wall AC outlet you will be using you can cut a larger access hole for the plugs. Note that the short side overlaps the end of the back sheet but the long section only butts against it.
The MDF blocks and cable holes shown will be located when the base is complete and sitting upside down on the desk tops. Cut most of the remaining MDF into 1.5" strips with a table saw, radial arm saw, or skill saw and clamped straight edge. Wait on gluing the second bolt block on until you are assembling the base so that you can make final adjustments to the width of the diagonal. Disposed on the underside of the work surface is a control switch for the activation of a surge protection unit and wire management means. In such a desk the position for the mouse pad or trackball is distant from and at a higher elevation than the keyboard.
You can use #4 finishing nails in the 0.75" MDF if you redrill a hole using a nail with the head cut off for a drill bit.
The wire management means includes a horizontally disposed aperture at the rear corner spaced slightly from the two rear edges, and at least one vertically disposed wire grommet situated in a modesty panel. This can lead to carpal tunnel and other disorders of the hand and backaches as well, due to necessity to use boarding house reach to use the mouse from a position behind the keyboard. Details of these problems will be recited to fuller extent infra.In contrast applicant's invention of a uniquely designed corner desk permits the user to sit inwardly more toward the monitor. Such a position also presents less stress to the body since the mouse pad or trackball is adjacent to the keyboard in the more preferred embodiment.Applicant is aware that larger keyboard shelves exist that include space for the mouse or for a trackball, but even with that capability, the user will not have overcome the problems associated with the prior art corner desk construction. The term CONSTRUCTION as used here refers to physical configuration and not to whether the desk is solid wood versus having a wood veneer or high pressure laminate covering over a core. The prior art unit's problems include sitting in a position distal to the monitor and not proximal as with this invention. Plus in a crowded area, where corner desks are often employed, computer users could be blocking the aisle because the keyboard is positioned beyond the edge of the desk.In addition, the corner computer desk of this invention is easier and cheaper to make with appropriate front beveled edges than are prior art corner desks that have inside corners per FIG. 4 is a top plan view of the computer corner desk of this invention, with two side members.FIG.
5 is a bottom plan view of the inventive desk with the electrical and wire management components installed.FIG. 7 is an elevational view of the rear of an adjacent furniture component and of one rear edge of the inventive desk with a vertically disposed grommet therein.FIG.
10 is a diagrammatic perspective view of a preferred installation of the corner desk of this invention in a corner desk system.SUMMARY OF THE INVENTIONAn advanced computer desk that features a keyboard platform positioned proximal to the user's monitor, by being disposed inset within the corner of the desk's work surface, and which platform and the positioning thereof permits both a mouse or trackball to be disposed close to the user and for the user to enjoy extra chair movement space behind the computer in close quarters facilities.
That is, the depth of the two side edges 12 of the corner desk 10 are of the same depth as the two furniture components 15 on adjacent sides of the corner desk. These side components 15 can be of any configuration such as one of a file cabinet, printer stand, shelf, book case or other furniture member as may be desired.
2, which features the advanced computer desk of this invention 30, having a corner section 40, the work surface of which is the pentagonal shelf 41.
It, 41 has side edges 43 and 44 which do not extend the full depth of the adjacent side furniture components.
50R shelf member 53 on the right of said advanced computer desk 30's corner section.It is seen therefore that a generally U-shaped space 49, denoted in FIG. The work surface 41 is pentagonal in shape and has a front edge slightly wider than the keyboard platform with mouse space 61. The two side edges 41 and 43 are disposed at a 45° angle, and are of shorter extension than the two rear edges that form a 90° corner.
The standard keyboard platform of twenty-two inch widths may also be employed in the latter case as in the prior art corner section, the mouse pad needs to be placed at a different elevation on the adjacent side furniture component due to insufficient lateral extension of the keyboard platform, see FIG. 1 the use of the mouse at a different elevation and at some distance makes for muscle strain. The same space that accommodates a mouse pad will also permit use of a trackball if such is preferred by the typist.The extension of the two rear edges 42 and 46 of work surface 41 of this corner section 40 are of the exact same extension as the prior art corner section.
Thus it can be seen that the footprint of this invention, the advanced computer desk corner section, is the same as for the prior art corner section.An added benefit gained by having the recessed keyboard platform 60, is that the deep rear corner formed at the intersection of edges 42 and 41, is easier to reach than the rear corner shown in FIG. But more importantly, by having the seam or groove between adjacent sections relocated to be at the back of the keyboard recess, those persons who want to use the mouse at counter height, will not have the irritation of the groove between sections to contend with, as is the case for persons who put their mouse pad 18 over the groove at edge 12 of the prior art corner unit, per FIG. 3, the mouse 80, is seen to have been moved off the pad 17 to the shelf 55, from its normal position on mouse pad 17 which is disposed on the keyboard platform 60.
But this was done to reemphasises the fact that in this corner section 40, the mouse may be utilized readily at hand without fear of hitting the crevice.One big economic benefit to the consumer arises from the fact that this corner section can be manufactured less expensively than the prior corner section, in that a single edge bander pass can complete the lamination or veneering, as the case may be, of the two side edges 41,43 and the front edge 45, all of which have a hard corner interface from the horizontal work surface to the vertical side. Whereas in the prior art, it was necessary to have a curved front edge 13 to avoid possible injury to the corner section user, the front edge of the work surface of this invention is at a 90° angle to the elevation of the work surface, 41.As can be seen in FIG. 3, when the keyboard platform 60 is extended to its forward position for use, it appears to extend about four inches, equal to or less than, beyond the edges of the two adjacent furniture components, but this is due to parallax.
This saving of as much as ten to twelve inches over the inuse position of a prior art keyboard platform 21, helps the worker to have more room to move his or her chair behind the corner section since the user sits in a more forwardly position than with the prior art computer corner section. By sitting closer to the monitor, eye fatigue is avoided while the corner section 40 can be used by itself on a pedestal. What makes this corner section 40 work best is to use the specially designed adjacent furniture components 50L and 50R in conjunction therewith to create the advanced L-shaped computer corner desk 30 of this invention.In FIG.
2 the adjacent furniture components 50 comprise shelves 53 and 55, the balance of the component being shown and described in the discussion of FIG. Each of these shelves 53,55 has a front edge parallel to a rear edge and a side edge normal to the rear edge. The shelves of these adjacent furniture components also have an oblique edge, here 51 in one and 57 in the other component, that intersect the front edge of the computer corner section to which they are abutted at a 90° angle. Preferably the side edges of these adjacent furniture components are of the same depth as the side edges of the corner section. When these adjacent furniture components are attached to said corner section for added stability, the pedestal shown in FIG. 4 can be eliminated, as the corner section 40 will have adequate side-wise support.While the adjacent furniture components 50L and R on both sides of the corner section 40 are shown to comprise shelf members 53 and 55, cabinets having an oblique side as opposed to a shelfs oblique edge may be used. They too should preferably be attached to the corner section 40 for added stability of the corner section, and configured with the oblique side, per FIG. 10.The keyboard platform 60 preferably has a depth 62 from front to back substantially equal to the oblique edge of the adjacent furniture components. Here corner section 40's work surface underside 41 is seen having the aforementioned rear edges 42 and 46 which interface at a corner 47, and the two shorter extension side edges 44 and 45 which respectively lie between the front edge 45 and the respective rear edge.
An optional mount plate 65 may be conventionally attached to underside 41, to receive a conventional pedestal 66 of any standard configuration.


The keyboard platform 60 is preferably retained by a commercially available swing away hinge for mounting to the underside of the work surface 41B.
Hinge bracket 89 permits the keyboard platform 60 be moved to a downwardly and rearwardly position beneath surface 41 when not being utilized. By recessing the placement of the modesty panels less than about two inches, electrical plugs can be engaged in a wall-mounted outlet, without the need to move the entire desk away from the wall a distance corresponding to the extension of the rigid plug, usually less than two inches.For example, wiring with a plug could exit the vertical wire grommet 83 discussed supra to engage a wall socket. 7.The rear aperture 91 through which the monitor's video connector cable and electrical wire can be fed is seen here as well as in FIG. 4 the master control switch 90 for the electrical components, printer, mother computer and the like are seen mounted to the underside of the shelf of 50R, whereas in FIG. 5, this switch 90 is shown in an alternative equally as accessible location on the underside of the corner section 40. Such choice is at the discretion of the buyer for personal comfort.The surge protector 88 is shown in dashed lines mounted on the underside of the corner section 40. While any surge protector of sufficient joules can be utilized, I prefer to use one that incorporates protection for both telephone via an RJ 11 jack, and LAN cabling, via an RJ 45 jack, both of which are surge protected.
50L modesty panel 92.While an ordinary wood shelf or high pressure laminate cover or core be used as the keyboard platform, I prefer to use a hard rubber unit which is easily installed, dirt resistant and made for ergonomic use. 5, wherein the wire management electrical outlet controls aspect of this invention are seen in close-up.
At least one and preferably a pair of channels 87 and 87A are attached by screws to the underside 41B of the corner section 40. The location of the aforementioned components can be readily discerned on the completed corner section, as template notes where the pedestal mounting plate 65 is to be attached.The wire and electrical management system is controlled by the on-off master switch 90 mounted to the underside of the work surface 41. The wiring from switch 90, designated 95 passes through the length of channel 87, makes a bend and comes out channel 87A and terminates in a three-prong electrical plug 96, for added safety.At some location along line 85 the wiring for the surge protector 88 is interposed on one side of the wiring, in a conventional manner.
Surge protector units which have, as this one does, a plurality of electrical outlets thereon are well known and are available from such vendors as Belkin, Curtis, Kensington and others. Surge protector unit 88 shown include provision to protect the modem and calling as discussed infra. Thus as is well understood, the telephone wire with modular jacks thereon, shown as bundle 94, also plugs into the surge protector 88.
Until such time, as switch 90 is activated to the on position, the components plugged into the surge protector's outlets are inoperative.From FIG. The aperture should be of a diameter to permit a plurality of component line cords to pass there through. The use of this aperture 91 enhances the aesthetics, especially when a modesty panel is employed.
Nor need the panel be drilled or raised to permit the wiring from the computer components to be plugged into the surge protector.The channels 87 and 87A, seen in FIGS. They may be attached to the underside of the corner section 41B by double sided tape or by stapling them to the surface.
295,521 and are readily available in the marketplace in a variety of colors as may be desired from Doug Mocket and Company of Torrance, Calif.FIG.
50R from the side edge, here 44, of the corner section 40, for the reasons recited in the discussion of FIGS.
The first is the use of the recessed modesty panels 92 and 93 respectively and which were discussed earlier. Panel 93 is seen to be attached in conventional manner to the corner section, while panel 92 is attached as noted to the adjacent furniture component. Note wire and plug 98 peeking from around the corner, which are not visible from above.The second additional feature present in this figure is vertical wire grommet which has at least one and often three slots for the receipt of individual wires 102 to pass for example from corner section lamp 101 through the grommet 83 to the surge protection unit 88 discussed elsewhere herein. Here it is seen that switch 90 is placed in line on wiring 95 such that surge protection multi-outlet box 88, which is also disposed on one side of line 95, will not function until switch 90 is in the on-position. 9 is an inverted elevational view to illustrate both the configuration and the mounting of the J-shaped channels 87 and 87A for wire management on a substrate.
10, the entire advanced computer corner desk 30 of this invention is shown perspective seen up against a wall 109 as contrasted to a top plan view of FIG.
In the middle tucked into the corner is the corner section 40 comprised of the corner writing panel 41 and attached keyboard platform 60. 50L which is referred to in the industry as a “return” and which comprises the shelf 53, the vertical pedestal 103 disposed between the shelf 53 and the floor, and the back panel 104 to provide needed rigidity. It too comprises a “return” having a pedestal 103, and an optional modesty panel recessed inwardly for the reasons aforementioned, 92—shown in dashed line.
Thus it is seen that reduced to its basics, the desk of this invention comprises a left return having at least pedestal and shelf, and a right return with a pedestal and a shelf. The back panel and modesty panels, though optional lend rigidity and aesthetics and are highly recommended.
The term at least is used to describe this desk, as one may choose to add a roll-away set of shelves such as those designated 97 in FIG. 6, or one can have shelving or drawers physically attached to the shelf 53 or 55 as may be desired, but disposed such as not to interfere with the required oblique side of each of 50L and 50R.While shown in FIG.
10 with but one back panel, modesty panels 92 and can be replaced by a rear panel such as 104 as well when the desk is to be used in the middle of a room, as one quarter of four cubicles abutted together.One furniture feature that I prefer as a more desirable keyboard platform rather than a wooden one is the hard rubber unit with gel wrist rest made by Grand Stands, Inc. The unit is readily cleaned with a moist rag when combined with the Webber & Knapp or a Sunray mount. The keyboard can be placed at a correct height ergonomically correct for the individual user. These keyboard platforms also provide lateral space for a mouse or trackball.By combining the unique recessed keyboard platform construction, in combination with the wire management and outlet controls and the use of aforementioned grommets, a most advanced computer corner section has been achieved.
This corner section allows for the user behind the keyboard to be the ideal fourteen inches from the monitor, and permits the user to reach the far corner of the corner section easier. This means that more of the available space is usable by the typist so they have adequate room to roll back an ergonomic chair from its inuse position and still not bump into a credenza or other furniture usually placed forty-eight inches to their rear. In addition, all wiring is out of the way such that the janitorial staff need not worry about causing problems with the computer equipment due to inadvertent unplugging of a key component.The typist may also enjoy a one button operation safety factor for his or her computer corner section. Mention may be made of wood, high pressure laminate, such as Wilsonart® or Formica®, and wood veneers.
The same is true for the materials to be used for the modesty panel accessory that prevents a person's legs from being seen while seated at the corner section.In conclusion it is seen that I have designed a data-electrified computer corner workstation with an inset fully adjustable keyboard platform. The insetting of the keyboard platform provides a space-saving advantage in that it permits more square footage to be allocated for the computer user's chair within the defined workstation Preferably this keyboard platform is a rubberized one and includes a built-in wrist rest, and is laterally wide enough for placement of a mouse or trackball on the right or left side of the keyboard placed thereon.
As to the data electrification aspect, there is provided a surge protected multi-outlet connector box, preferably with phone and data jack surge protection, and with preferably a separate user mountable on-off switch. Wire management includes a grommet for the exiting of above work surface wires and cables to below the work surface, at least one wire management trough and a vertical disposed grommet positioned in a spaced in from the edge modesty panel to permit the particular wiring and cables to exit from beneath the work surface to wall or floor mounted interconnects.Since certain changes may be made in the above described apparatus without departing from the scope of the invention herein involved, it is intended that matter contained in the above description and shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.



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