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When I started tying, I built myself a small bench to work at. As I accumulated more materials I added two drawers to it. Currently, I am using those drawers plus another set of drawers plus plastic storage bins plus...you get the idea. Its time for an upgrade. I am building a tying desk at my cabin this summer. The loft is barely used and one end of it has a blank wall that, once the old ratty couch is removed will make the perfect spot for a built-in. I have drawn up initial plans but am looking for input from more experience tiers so I don't build something I grow out of, especially since I went out and bought a gorgeous 3 inch thick live edge spalted maple slab for the project. The initial plan calls for a two tiered design to fit with the slope of the roof and because I had to have the slab cut in two to fit in in the back of the SUV. The desk will also double as a work space for working vacations and a space to draw up future woodworking projects. Above the working surface I have designed a hutch with two cabinets and a few shelves. The doors will be recessed and have cork board placed in them for pinning up materials. Inside each cabinet will be 5 drawers and an electrical outlet (currently the outlet is not reflected in the drawing) so I don't have wires running everywhere and ruining the look of the desk. Below the work surface will be two drawers and two foot deep shelves for books and storage bins. On the side will be a smaller surface used as a printer stand. Below that will be two larger drawers to store more of my junk. Any suggestions as to layout, size of the drawers etc? The way it is now, the loft still has plenty of space to add storage down the road. I'm playing with ideas for different shelving options in between the roof beams in areas that are so short on head room that they are unusable for anything but storage. I will include pictures of the project once its done. Construction will begin in the next few weeks so any advice before then would be greatly appreciated. Initial scale drawing of desk: Log Legs: Slab for desktop: My old bench before I added drawers and my accumulation of stuff attacked: