|Project by Chips||posted 06-10-2014 04:57 PM||2058 views||3 times favorited||30 comments|
Looking back, I remember that my Grandmother gave each of us kids a desk upon entering the first grade. I wish now that I had continued that tradition. The desks were nothing special. Just an unpainted chest of drawers, with the top drawer letting down to create a writing surface. I think I can remember helping to assemble mine, though I might be remembering helping with one of my sister’s desk. I had three sisters, two younger than me.
Even though I probably told myself that since I was late with the desk, I was building something special. But the truth is I fell in love with the desk at Lonnie Birds wood working class when he showed us his desk with all of the locking secret compartments.
Hunting for plans I found Lonnie’s plan in a Fine Woodworking publication, and Glen Huey;s in a Popular Woodworking plan. Both plans had elements that I liked so I redrew them in Sketchup using the upper case from Glen’s and the interior from Lonnie’s.
I discovered during the build, that because I had never really worked from plans, it was hard to do. So a lot of changes went in during the build. There were a lot of steps that I worried about that went so smooth that I wondered what the worry was about, and some simple steps that went wrong because I thought they were simple.
All in all I am very proud of the largest project I have built to date.
-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi