|Project by MindDesigns||posted 09-03-2016 03:21 PM||821 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Finally finished my standing desk for working at home. This is based on the recent article in Pop Woodworking but modified to suit a larger desk top. It’s about 24” x 36” x my working height. It’s made from cherry, and finished with gel stain, Danish oil and shellac.
Lots of joinery practice involved: mortise and tenon, dovetails, etc. Mostly built with hand tools with the exception of my thickness planer – ran out of energy hand jointing the first surfaces. Thrilled with the results from using the new beading blades for my Veritas small plow plane. It’s the first project that I’ve put it to work – I’ll definitely be using this one a lot more.
The biggest issue is building something this large in my tiny shop. It’s about 8’ x 11’ or so
, and anything larger than a small box requires a lot of shuffling and reshuffling. I guess this is proof that it can be done.
Next projects currently underway are: a cello, a viola, 2 violins and a mandolin…