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I foresee myself moving at least one to two times in the next year. I'm building the desk pictured below. I previously had the desk but a vicious girlfriend made sure the desk didn't hold up. I figure, why not just make it this time out of real wood. So, my problem comes across when you look at the size. The desktop is too big to fit through a door when assembled so I'm curious if you guys could help me to figure out how to assemble the desk while still having the option of taking the legs off to move it. Thanks ahead for any advice you can give me!

 

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Used some experimental joinery here.
Then those memebers with dovetail tenons were cross doweled and bolted
right though the transitional element.
The later allows the thing to be re-assembled.
Jig is used to find the cross dowel intersect.
 

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Move the sides in a few inches.
Blind dovetail slot the privacy panel piece down into the sides. Loose enough that it slides easily.
Dovetail slot the top onto the top edges of the sides.

I've made exactly what I just described several times over the years, and when the dovetails are just 1/4" into each piece little strength is lost and the hardwood is free to expand/contract while remaining flat.

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