Hello everybody, this is my first actual post but have been a lurker for over a year now. Anyway onto the topic, I am currently planning on building my own computer and study desk but was looking for some ideas and help. Been about 6 years, shop class, since last time actually did any wood working. I was wanting to see any pics of your desk, espically ones you made yourself. Secondly I was wondering what would be best to use for materials, should I go with some plywood and put a laminate over it or goo with a stronger wood and just stain it. Also how thick should I go with the materials?? I currently pretty much have it sketched out on paper just waiting to finalize it and see what it looks like on a CAD program. Some of the ideas I have are to incomporate a router, various controller ports (for emulators), and a USB hub into the desk. Thanks in advance for your help.