Just Don't Break Later, PLEASE!! #2: Almost done...and now the revisions begin!

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Blog entry by WoodenGoliath posted 04-26-2012 03:01 PM 6804 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This is what the drafting table idea eventually came to be. And it all started from this:

While I loved the finish on this original desk, it just wasn’t quite big enough on top and certainly didn’t include the flip up for drafting/painting. So the revisions begin and bring us to that first picture. Now the issues are this:

I don’t think the legs are appropriate for the design style here.
I am getting away from this “L” shaped desk thing.

So here are the ideas I’m running through my little brain encased in my over-sized head:

Build a pedestal base that would include drawers, but the base and drawers are similar in style to Norm’s router table plan. Good for holding brushes and paint.

Simply leave it down to one side of the original plan. Rather than the “L” shape, just leave it as a flat table with the flip top portion. Basically, a split-top drafting table.

Any ideas, suggestions, critiques, praises, at-a-boys, or just general BS, please post below.

By the by, for anyone who is interested, I simply used 24”x48” sanded pine ply for the top with a particle board underlayment.

You know, it’s probably a good thing I hadn’t attached the top yet…

-- Hey, I don't tell you how to work your corner, lady. Don't tell me how to mix a drink. -- Me, on a BAD night

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 12:31 AM

All I can say is that I agree. A “beefier” base would look more fitting and useful for storage.

Can’t wait to see the completed “Revision”.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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