So I'm back from my border run, and have got my new desk all set up. See previous post for photos of the creation of the new desk. I was able, before heading to Nicaragua, to get a good finish of polyurethane on the desk, and then to allow it to dry thoroughly for three days, so this morning I got busy (with Jen's help) making the switchover.
Before (actually a few months ago)
The shelf unit is the same, so you can see how much more space I have on the desktop. Not only is the new one deeper, but it is also wider.