Pictures, projects, and pictures of projects; my favorite thing about Lumberjocks. Time for me to leap into the new millenium and start a project blog with pictures.
My wife works from home, and needed a work area for both her computer and her writing. She looked at catalogs and in stores and decided on an open work table with return; essentially an L-shaped computer desk with the space underneath open to make it easy to move from side to side. I started late in the fall, and finished the day after Christmas. Later that day it was in place and covered in “stuff”, so no pictures, but I’ll get some this weekend. It’s constructed of oak and oak ply for the legs and sides, and the top is a walnut field with an oak boarder and breadboard ends.
The desk design has sides that don’t come all the way to the floor, so I did the same thing for the file cabinet. Very cleverly I made two left sides (on bench), so I used the test leg from the desk along with a new one to make the new right side.
This limited the vertical draw space and has me a bit worried about structural strength as I didn’t feel I had space for a top streatcher. To address that I rabbited the bottom of the sides and added a MDF panel. This makes it much more ridigd, and adds weight to help keep it from tipping if the draw is pulled all the way out. I may revisit the top streatcher later if I think it’s necessary.
The draw fronts are ply with iron-on edge banding. I watched the woodwisperer’s video on edge banding and they came out great. I will use walnut dowls for the draw handles. I’m in the process finishing and hope to have it in place this weekend, so I’ll have pics of the beginning (desk) as well.