I was able to almost entirely complete the printer stand today. I say almost as I have to cut two shelves for it that will be adjustable. I am saving that for later in the week as I have a large sheet of plywood I will have to cut for a table top and I will cut the shelves at the same time. This unit is made from 2×4s, and 1/2” plywood. The adjustable shelves I wan to be a little sturdier since they will be holding paper and such so they will be 3/4” plywood. All of th...
Believe it or not I am finally making headway on the last pieces of furniture for my office. I worked today on the Printer Stand. It is ready for staining tomorrow and while it is drying I am planning to cut the parts down for either the table or the small storage cabinet. The printer stand and table have always been in my plan the small cabinet is a newer item. After I inherited my Grandfather’s toolbox I realized there are a number of tools that I either have no idea what they ...
We recently built a tractor shed/office building in the village where I live and work with the Hewa tribe. All the wood used for this project was from pine trees that we cut down and slabbed ourselves. The tin, though, we had to have flown in on a small, single prop Cessna. The shed is now used to house the small tractor and slasher that we use to keep our grass airstrip cut. The other side has two small 8’x8’ offices for me and my co-worker that we use for language study as we...
Ok so looking at my past blogs it has taken me almost an entire year to get to the point of having 3 complete pieces of furniture complete d and put into my office. So much for the mid-summer concept :(Oh well, I just completed and posted my 2nd bookcase. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/28240My first one the taller version is here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/20410 I made the 2nd one shorter to be able to use the top for display. They like my desk and hutch wer made entirely of dimensi...
I know it has been almost a month but it has been a busy one.. with a little time here and there I was able to finish the base desk. I put the last coat of poly on it last night and was able to move it in to the office this afternoon and get that temporary desk moved out of the way. I will be taking it apart and recycling it into new furniture for DW new sewing room. The new desk fit in place great and I am now working on figuring out the next step which will more then likely be my...
Well, this is my first “blog” so I will give it a go. I was just going to post some pictures of my workshop as it is now, but then I ran into the pictures of entire process so I thought it might be interesting. The workshop is 20×30 with a 10×20 office space inside as well. The ground had to be prepared and then foundation and then I had “Tuff Shed” bring in my “workshop kit”. ( I provided them with full scale drawings and plans that I did on Auto cad ) They had the building up ...
Well I was able to work much of the day yesterday and today on my desk. Yesterday got stuff cut down and prepared for assembly. did some part sanding. I decided to use miter cuts for the legs similiar to my assembly tables in my shop. I like the look better then butt joints. To cut the miters I used a great miter jig I picked up at a yardsale last year for $5, best dang $5 I have spent in a long time. Of course like almost all of my projects I used the Kreg Jig. I do like it maybe a li...
Some of you may have seen previous posts about my office and basement. It is now finished off mostly, still needs some trim work and a ceiling but that is an expense we decided to wait on right now. But anywho, this blog series is about me building my office furniture. I decided that I needed a decent desk with hutch and some bookcases to start in order to house my good size collection of books. Due to cost constraints I have decided to attempt to build the office suite of dimensioned pine fr...
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