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Building the Spine Desk #5: Final Work and Assembly

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 02-17-2016 01:54 AM 1209 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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[Above] I used an actual bracket assembly to locate the holes in the spine segments. These allow a bolt to keep the tables from falling out from the spine. [Below] The larger table showing the rear cut out and the pine edging. I chamfered the bottom edge of both tables to give them a lighter, tray-like appearance.

[Below] A few coats of spray lacquer is all that’s needed. I decided not to go to the trouble of staining this project. The birch plywood looks nice against the pine edges. Below that the brackets have been painted an almond color. They will sort of match the existing office furniture in their new home.

[Below] Now the brackets are screwed to the underside of both tables.

[Below] And here’s the test hang. I hope it makes things pretty clear. I should be installing this later this week.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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wunderaa

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#1 posted 02-17-2016 02:43 AM

what a cool project! neat idea!

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 06:26 AM

Cool project Dave. Are the “shelves” secured with screws?

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 10:14 AM

Clewer design! Tables that are high enough for standing and does not take up a lot of space are rare.
Like your wash room divider / storage wall!

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 11:11 AM



Cool project Dave. Are the “shelves” secured with screws?

- CharlieK

They are secured with a long bolt with cap nuts on both ends. If I were to make a second one, ‘d use a different arrangement.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 02-17-2016 11:12 AM



what a cool project! neat idea!

- wunderaa

Thanks, though I want to say I saw this design on a website, it wasn’t my original idea.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 02-17-2016 05:19 PM

Very interesting design and execution on this desk. Great work Dave, very nice, and functional.
I’m sure you have a place for this already, maybe at your church where you provide a lot of assistance, but looking at this I had an idea:
If the column were to have legs, so as to stand alone, this would make a good lectern for presentations, and the screen can be rotated toward the audience.
Just an observation.
Nice build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 02-17-2016 05:48 PM



Very interesting design and execution on this desk. Great work Dave, very nice, and functional.
I m sure you have a place for this already, maybe at your church where you provide a lot of assistance, but looking at this I had an idea:
If the column were to have legs, so as to stand alone, this would make a good lectern for presentations, and the screen can be rotated toward the audience.
Just an observation.
Nice build.

- Oldtool

Given a large enough monitor, that would work well.

I think you’re going to really like a project that I need to do before July.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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