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Project by Alonso posted 1678 days ago 6712 views 45 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got to thanks Woody57 for his recent post about this very same project a few weeks ago.

This is made out of veneer-ply with a layer of Minwax stain on top, I hope by this weekend be able to apply some sort of protection but I have not idea on what will be the best option so if any of you can help me on selecting the right product I will highly appreciate it.

Needless to say but my children loves their new desk.

Thanks for looking.

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.





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highflyer

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#1 posted 1678 days ago

Nice design. Serves two purposes. Keep it up.

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Rev_John

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#2 posted 1678 days ago

Great design.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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Porkchop's Workshop

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#3 posted 1678 days ago

Great Job. That is awesome!

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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woodworm

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#4 posted 1677 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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RKW

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#5 posted 1677 days ago

Nicely done Alonso. Im a novice on most of this, but i would think about durability on your finish. It looks like a project like that would get alot of wear. I would consider a wipe on poly. Ive played with this on some scraps but havnt actually applied it to a project yet. Its easy to do and seems to be durable. However, i would get a second opinion before taking my advice. Good luck.

-- RKWoods

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woody57

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#6 posted 1677 days ago

Nice job on the desk. I have built two more for a friend since I posted the first one.
I used 3 coats of polyurethane on mine sanding with 320 grit between coats.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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RexMcKinnon

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#7 posted 1675 days ago

Love this design. The underside of the desk could easily be changed to a easle or a place to display the children work also.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Skylark53

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#8 posted 1643 days ago

I really like this.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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JenWoodworking

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#9 posted 1642 days ago

Very nice, love the multi-functional design.

-- Jen loves wood!

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bigike

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#10 posted 1592 days ago

this is a very nice simple project, did u follow plans for it?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Alonso

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#11 posted 1591 days ago

bigike,

Yes I did follow some plans I think I bought them at Woodcraft.com

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Echofive

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#12 posted 1242 days ago

I love this design. I’ve been asked to build it. My biggest concern is how heavy is the desktop when converting from bench to desk, and vice-versa. The purpose of this desk is to give a 5 year old “her place” for homework, and she should be able to convert the bench herself when she wants to. This looks like a pretty heavy table top, though. Any feedback? thx..

-- Chip, Massachusetts

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Dave

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#13 posted 1198 days ago

wow i gata build this for my grandson. no wait i’ll build 2 one for him and one for me;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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hip

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#14 posted 546 days ago

I love this bench/desk/chest project. Where did you get the plans? I looked at Woodcraft.com website and could not find them.

-- it does not matter if you are in tune if you are not in time

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