This idea has been kicking around in my head for almost a year, and recently gathered momentum due to the fact that I acquired a new (and practical/non-lethal) table saw. I also re-discovered Sketchup after many years, now having something to actually draw.
To this point the desk has gone through a lot of practical refactoring: I decided that because I will not have the cash on hand to buy a thickness planer that all the lumber would probably need to be sourced from available dimensional stock. The framework and legs are pretty sturdy (I’m a big guy), and if I made it out of hardwood it would likely be impractically heavy. The aim is to build it with loose dowel joinery so it can be torn down and transported if necessary, so I will likely go through a fair bit of trial and error to make the joints fit well.
Legs: Doug Fir 4×4’s
Top: 1/2” Sandeply, covered in varying lengths of sanded, dyed pallet wood (I have a stock of over 80 boards to choose from), banded in 1×3” Red Oak
Top shelves/monitor stand: Red Oak
Drawers: Oak ply w/ veneer, MDF/ply framework
Sketchup Layout pictures. Last is materials manifest.
I have 10 days off for Christmas. I plan to get started in earnest then!
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