Desk Build #1: Layout & Milling Materials

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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 08-05-2010 02:14 PM 2151 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know this is a little out of order but I needed to get started on these desks ahead of the garbage can containers. What is great about these desks is that we will be using different kinds of joinery. We’ll be laminating the legs, pocket hole joinery for the aprons and top. Plus there will be some edge banding happening too. You will also see how I build my drawer boxes and the material that I use for this in future episodes. Don’t forget to sign up for Huck’s ( monthly prize give away.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#1 posted 08-09-2010 02:10 PM

How have you liked sketch up? I am looking for an easy design program that doesn’t take an engineering degree to work and not break the wallet as well.
Sketch list from Rockler a good product, do you know?
I have been drawing and it takes up a lot of time as well.

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#2 posted 08-09-2010 08:10 PM

Brian—no I did face joint my boards, reason being (in my little world) is that no matter what both faces once sent through the thickness planer will be parallel.
Rando-I have been using sketch up for about 5 years and I like it a lot for a few reasons.
1-its free
2-there are several podcasts out there on this topic
3-there are also ruby files that enhance what you can do with the free version of sketch up.
4-most of the ruby files are free
5.sketch up to me is very easy to used and it is also a powerful sales tool.
This is the only program that I know and use as far as designing and this is all I probably will ever know.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 04:40 PM

Great start!

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