Now-a-days, computer desks are pre-designed and pre-engineered and can be assembled easily wherever and whenever required. These modular desks are supplied with custom defined components as per user requirements. They contain any number of shelves and storage racks that can be increased over time. The height and width of the desk can also be increased with the addition of a few more components. The main advantage of modular computer desks is that, they can be made to fit to the exact dimensions of the space provided
All of the components are supplied along with the nuts and bolts for easy assembling. A manual is also supplied which contains instructions to assemble the desk. By following the manual carefully, even the most complex-looking computer desk can be assembled within no time. The main components in a computer desk are: front frame, back frame, base rails, upper frames, back aprons, pedestal base, pedestal base sides, tip border strips, upper and lower dust panels, drawer front, center drawer front, back and sides, file drawer sides, and backs and joiners. There are many books and tools which offer free plans for building computer desks. There are also many sites with information about building computer desks.
There are a few points to consider building a computer desk. First, be certain that the desk is sufficiently near the power points. Second, the wood used to create the desk ought to be strong and durable like oak or cherry. As solid wood expands and shrinks with changes in humidity, care ought to be taken to allow space for changes in measurement when attaching the main components. Maximum gluing surface should also be supplied for more strength. The amount of storage shelves required ought to be planned in advance and some space should be provided for attaching more shelves for future expansion. If the CPU is to be placed in a closed space, there should be adequate ventilation indoors. Retractable keyboard trays free up space on the desk and also help keep the keyboard free from dust.