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Project by Mauricio posted 04-12-2016 01:47 AM 1197 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reception desk I just finished for our friend’s office, she was moving to a bigger office and needed a counter to fit her space.

She was very happy with it. It turned out much better than I expected.

The desk and bar tops are southern yellow pine. The base and planking are all pine 2by and 1by material from the home center.

The door uses some pretty sweet double action hinges that I got at lowes. As the name implies it swings in both directions.

This was my first time spraying finish, using the Earlex 5500.

The base is sealed with a wash coat of shellac, followed by coats of tinted shellac (transtint dark vintage maple).

The top is Dark Mission Brown dye, sealed with shellac.

Everything was then coated with Minwax Satin Polycrylic. This is my first time using this stuff and I’m really happy with how it came out, a great product that was very easy to spray.

Everything was modular, I used a combination of dominos and pocket screws to make attachment points strong while being held tight with the crews.

Questions and comments are welcome.

Thanks for looking!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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#1 posted 04-12-2016 02:08 AM

Stellar work, Mauricio! I’m sure they were very happy to have that reception desk and you were happy to have it out of your garage, too!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 04-12-2016 02:28 AM

Very nice work indeed. I’m sure they love it!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 02:45 AM

Nice Job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 02:52 AM

Very nice work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-12-2016 08:00 AM

Nice work,

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 04-12-2016 08:30 AM

Great job Mauricio. It looks built to last.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#7 posted 04-12-2016 09:55 AM

Very well done! I’d be happy to have such a nice piece if I were some person that has an office :)

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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Mauricio

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#8 posted 04-12-2016 11:04 AM

True that brandon, I could barely walk any more in the shop. Thanks man!

Thanks everyone for the comments!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 04-12-2016 12:54 PM

Looks great, nice job.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 04-12-2016 01:10 PM

Good looking work station Moss, nice job.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#11 posted 04-12-2016 01:42 PM

Mauricio, you did a great job on this. Nice work and design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 04-12-2016 01:56 PM

very nice

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#13 posted 04-12-2016 02:15 PM

Awesome job Mauricio! Pretty big undertaking and it came out great.

-- ~Tony

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#14 posted 04-12-2016 05:08 PM

Nice job Maur, it complements the flooring nicely. You had good results with the wash coat.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#15 posted 04-13-2016 02:15 AM

Hey thanks again for all the comments guys! Much appreciated!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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