needed a new Computer Desk. Had some old Barn Wood in the shop. Weather has started to warm up, so I moved a bunch of tools back out to that un-heated Pole Barn I call a shop. Loaded up the hand tool box, most of the pipe clamps, a beltsander, a couple handsaws, and some Mountain dews. Seems I was forgeting something in that list. Glue, maybe? Nope, glue is in the tool box. Oh well.
First task was to get some boards into a top, of some sort. Five boards volenteered to be a top>
Got them into and back out of the clamps, since i needed them for another task. I had four blanks for legs, already cut up. I re-sized them a little bit, trying to get rid of some ugliness. Didn’t work.
They still ugly. Oh well, Maybe place them just right will help. I then chopped some mortises for the aprons to go into, and glued the base up.
Black clamp pulls things square. I use the tablesaw’s top to help align things up. Once things are square, and pinned together, i placed this mess on the floor.
Now, I can start fitting for the two drawers. Got the runners glued up along the side aprons. Got the center runner sized and fitted. A large, single dovetail holds the front in place. A wood bracket gets screwed at the back…...Screws???? I KNEW I forgot SOMETHING! Well, I’ll just finish sizing things up, and call it a day. Out of mountain Dew to boot. Hate when that happens. A look at where this thing is now:
Note: when using old Barn Wood, watch out for things NOT made of wood in the wood. I found this little prize BEFORE I sawed the board up.
About 1/4” diameter “Bodkin Point” thingy, maybe a drill end? Well, until the screws show up out at the shop, and some 1/4” plywood for the drawer bottoms, that’s all for now. Stay tuned, them screws just might show up yet….
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