The Last Ham Desk Project


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Bob Smith WB6ODR
4 years ago

The desk looks very nice and the finish is great. I would have gone with a door desk when I added the shack on to the back of the house, except, I need drawers and shelves to put my junk on. Of course my wife say, “Get rid of some of that junk!!” She has a point, but after some 50 years in the game I just can’t part with some of it.


Michael Stacklin
4 years ago

That new solid oak table looks great ! I am using an old Atwater-Kent radio cabinet from the 1920’s for my 7300 , the MFJ roller inductor tuner, the 706 for 2M SSB and on the bottom shelf where the original batteries were located, I installed the Astron metered P.S. The Swan 500C and power supply , the Drake MN-7 antenna matcher is sitting on a 55 y.o. table built to hold boat anchors back in the day.

73, Mike W8CJJ

david a. mourino
4 years ago

very insightful thank you godspeed

4 years ago

Hey Rich,

Your new desk looks great!!! Looks like it is heavy duty.

I have an older office desk, and keep thinking about building something new – but once I think about the effort moving everything out of a small office – I tell myself I am happy with what I have.

Again – The Looks Great!!!!

And Thank You for all the effort you put into your site and the great information you provide.

73’s Pat- K7LNP

Dennis Cornell
4 years ago

Looks good. I will send pics when I finish the loft where the 7600 is going. Basement has a workbench and a hollow core door on two file cabinets. It is for all the boat anchors.

Dale Lampley
4 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

I have a working National NC-98 with matching speaker If your interested. KB9RQX Dale

Gayland Grant
4 years ago

I done the same thing. Only I got a hold of a bunch of doors that had been took down. The side were the hole was I used that to pull some smaller wires through . Then I took another door and made the legs .

Were the legs go I routed out a slot wide enough for the legs to fit in. Finished with a light walnut because they were close to that. Then about four coats of clear. They make fine operators desk. Strong enough to set a big amp on or what ever you want to do.

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