|Project by fatman51||posted 10-13-2015 08:52 AM||819 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My wife had me build this table in the same style as a full sized loft bed with a wardrobe under one end that I was building to go in a cabin that we leased for a while. Naturally, she put the table under the bed. We still have the table but the bed materials have since been repurposed. If I ever find a picture of the loft bed, I will post it. I made it out of reclaimed Douglas fir 2×4s, 6s, 8s, and 10s that were very tight grained. It was a massive piece of furniture.
I made the writing table frame out of dimensional lumber from the locally owned lumber yard. It sits on standard furniture casters and it is finished with 3 coats of Benjamin Moore Super-Spec sanding sealer (it can be used as a three coat finish).
I made the drawers with the leftover plywood from the top, using luan underlayment for the bottom panels. The drawers are 1-1/4 inches deep by 26 inches long. I framed the drawer pocket assembly with the same alder that I used for the drawer pulls. The drawers are finished with 3 coats of Super-Spec. The drawer pulls got a coat of polyurethane over 2 coats of Super-Spec.
The top is A-B sanded plywood with alder banding. I applied 2 coats of Super-Spec and 4 coats of Polyurethane, sanding down to 600 grit between coats. It has been so durable that the wife had me do exactly the same thing with our kitchen counter top.
The dimensions are 60”x28”x30”.
Interestingly, a fellow wants me to build a hardwood copy of this table for his daughter. I am planning a few minor changes and look forward to posting the build in my blog.
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