|Project by SimonSKL||posted 07-22-2009 05:32 PM||2560 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
This is a project that I completed a while back and was the biggest piece of furniture that I ever worked on. This computer desk is a corner desk which measured 6’x6’ and about 7’ tall.
There were several “first ever” techniques for me. First was the raised panel doors. I ordered a set of Katana raised panel bits but really didn’t know how to use them. After reading the instructions and some trials and errors I finally figured out how to do the rails and stiles and the doors.
Second was the laminated top. I wanted a laminated top so I don’t have to worry about scratches and water damages (from drinks and coffee). Working with contact cement, putting the laminated sheet down precisely and routed the edge was challenging for me but I learned a lot during the process.
Because one of the pedestal cabinets was sitting directly over a register (the only vent in the room), I have to find a way to redirect the air to the room. That was challenging as well.
The unit was made of oak and oak plywood mostly and finished with Minwax Polyshades cherry gloss stain. Thanks for looking.
-- Simon, Danville, IL