Over the last few days, I've built this desk and shelf setup for my wife. Originally we had another desk I'd built, that had been built for a specific spot in a different room. This gives better access to the window, lets in more light and has a better traffic path to the attic laundry room. The wood is oak plywood with the edges exposed (and voids filled) in the same style as our bookshelves.
One of my dogs gets very nervous when I'm doing a project like this--she's usually a bouncy happy dog. When I build stuff, she slinks around nervously.