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My main question would be if this desk would be sturdy? Secondly what type of wood would you recommend?

Central area is 1" thick/53" long
Total surface from left to right stretches 90 13/64", while it will be 79" high.
Any and all advice welcome and much appreciated, JordanY.
Open Areas will be mostly shelf's while drawers and cabinets have a outline, the only exception of a place without a outline is the left section where three drawers will be added.
 

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The center section between the two ends you may have trouble with it sagging. If you put a back on the upper section and put a center divider it should work. The top of the base section may just need a piece of angle iron under it to make the span. As far as wood and finish that would depend on your taste or what other wood is in the room and your budget.
 

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Thinking about changing the thickness of from 1" to 3/4", unless i can get a deal with my local lumber yard for red oak. As for the central sagging problem would there be any other possible solution as this will be a computer desk for three monitors all supported from a central clamp in the center of the main section. Also would i be better finding a large 18" wide plank or two smaller 9" planks and attach them together, perhaps with biscuits? Not sure, thanks for the quick response by the way.
 

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This should support the center better, would this be sufficient or should i add another support to the opposing side. I couldn't think of anything to really support the top section.
 

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The additional support helps but the desk top in the center appears to be 16" to 18" deep and about 4' long without any support in the front. It will work fine at first but I think over time it will sag. If you would just put a piece of 1 1/4" angle iron 3 or 4 inches recessed back from the front with a piece of 1 1/4" wood to hide it then it would last for many years. In my opinion you would have to reduce the span to 30" before you wouldn't have to worry about it sagging. The upper section would just need a back fastened to it and a center partition.
 
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