As you may know, I am currently working on a bookcase job. While it is only 6ft on one side and 8 on the other with a 45 cab in the corner. It is still big for my shop. It is the first cabinets I have done in a couple of years and is very enjoyable project so far. I have been moving this pile of wood around for 2 weeks and I am over it.
There is a little bit of everything there. A chunk of padauk, walnut, rosewood, and some zebrawood. I think there are some others, but does it really matter? The problem is what to do with it.
I have reached a point in the bookcase job where I have to match the stain used in the room they are going in and have that ok’ed by my client. Since I have a few days I figured I would make something for myself. It is a prototype of what I hope will become a product line in the future.
I have wanted something I could set in my lap and use my computer while sitting on the couch. Or to draw if I felt like making some sketches. Since I rarely use cheap wood for my prototypes I figured this would be the perfect material for my lap desk. These being my favorite woods and not saved for anything future projects it seemed the perfect time to make something for me.
I think this will be more of a progress blog than a how to blog. Most of the things in this build I have already covered in past blogs so I will just keep it simple. I am also really busy with the bookcases and they come first.
Anyway, now that I have all my rambling done, here is what I have so far.
Well that’s it for now, wish me luck that I don’t turn this into an expensive pile of fire wood.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks