This is the second installment for my new office desk system. The SketchUp CAD program also allows me to make copies of each of the panels and lay them out for cutting up 4'x8' panels: The material in this case is 3/4" Maple plywood. I ended up using 6 sheets of plywood which at 80 lbs./sheet leaves this desk assembly somewhere around 450-500 lbs. It's 7' tall so the only practical way to build this is using knockdown connectors so it can be assembled in place. I used a joinery tool called a Domino to create the necessary mortises and connector mill work. Task 1 was to break down the plywood sheets so I made printouts of each sheet and used them for notes while I prepped the parts. I numbered all of the parts as they were cut so I could keep track of everything. I broke the desk system into 5 parts - the base, the desktop, the shelf system on top of the desk on the right, the top cupboard span, and the small bookcase on the right. Between all of the panels and the cross bracing there are 45 pieces in the assembly with 80 Domino break down connectors and somewhere around 180-200 Domino floating tenon joints. Each plywood panel edge was glued to an edge band of western maple on the face that shows when assembled. This is a set of shelves ready for edge banding with the solid edge pieces on the left. Once all of the panels had the edge banding applied I could start the task of laying out all the necessary mill work - determining which faces were going to be showing and then where shelf holes would need to be. Finally, I glued up the pieces to make a desktop. the desktop is 102" long so I laminated 2 pieces of 3/4" hardwood plywood and with extensions on each end to get the desired length. I added 2" of oak on the front along with a laminated beam as a front edge. These are the parts for the desktop as milled. Part 3 will take the mill work process through dry assembly and finishing.