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Project by ellen35 posted 07-04-2009 10:34 PM 1468 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a computer stand that got out of hand. I started with a little plan from one of those “easy projects” books about a year ago. I finally had some time to work on it and it grew! It is 25” wide x 22” deep x 30” high (all I can say is the plans called for one that would just about fit a computer on top and a small printer underneath (my printer is a monster!). I used maple and zebrawood to match the bookcase I built about 6 months ago. I got some incredibly hard maple 2×2s for free from my wood guy and got a steal on the curley maple for the top ( still have about 4 feet of 5/4×10” curley left over for another project). I used pocket joinery for the first time. Interestingly, I had an old $20 pocket joint jig from the Borg that was just about useless so I went out and bought the Kreg Master System…what a joy to use!
Thanks for looking at this. Any and all comments (positive or negative – that is how I learn) are appreciated!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire





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#1 posted 07-04-2009 10:50 PM

Hey Ellen
This a very cool printer stand with wonderful wood selection and great functionality.Well done another outstanding project.

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#2 posted 07-04-2009 11:12 PM

Ellen,

Great looking stand! I really like the lamination for the sides. It really highlights the zebra wood! The stand and the book case look Great together!!

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 11:18 PM

You go girl!!

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#4 posted 07-05-2009 01:53 AM

Nice combination of woods !

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#5 posted 07-05-2009 02:02 AM

I did a Temp duty assignment at Otis Air Force base around Portsmouth . I rode the entire cape and Marthas vinyard . Beautiful place !

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#6 posted 07-05-2009 02:16 AM

Great job Ellen.
That grain and finish are waaaay cool.
And, your design fits that equipment perfectly.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#7 posted 07-05-2009 02:24 AM

well done
simple
functional
ellengant !

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ellen35

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#8 posted 07-05-2009 03:23 AM

Thank you all for your kind words.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 07-05-2009 06:52 AM

I’m jealous of the laptop… nice lumber selection – you must really like that laptop ;)

nice matching with the bookcase.

Ellen – did you use pocket screws + glue? or just the screws alone?

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#10 posted 07-05-2009 10:44 AM

delightful but simple computer stand. Loved the zebrawood highlight ( as im a newbie i had to go back through your project list to look for the book shelf, which was also beutiful)

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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ellen35

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#11 posted 07-05-2009 11:32 AM

Sharon, I did use glue with the pocket screws. I have become a believer in glue joints but these had just too much end grain in the front, so I used a combination of the glue and the screws. That computer is an oldie! I use it for work only…my REAL computer is a Big MAC…no bugs, no fuss, no trouble!
Thanks for looking.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 07-06-2009 01:16 AM

Nice job Ellen,

looks great.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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