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Project by MindDesigns posted 09-03-2016 03:21 PM 700 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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…





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#1 posted 09-03-2016 03:31 PM

That’s really very nice. I like the corbel accents at the top of the legs and the base of the desk.

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 06:17 PM

This desk turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 09-03-2016 06:52 PM

Aren’t all desks standing! ... “that’s a joke son”
Is that a DVD tray on the side or a cup holder?

You did a real nice job on a very beautiful and functional piece, made out of one of my favorite woods.

I had an adjustable desk when I was still working, it was a manual model in that you gad to crank up both the monitor and the keyboard tray. Now there are motorized version available too.
I have seen many offices which no have standing desks.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 09-04-2016 12:51 AM

The closer I looked at the details the more I liked it. Super nice!

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#5 posted 09-04-2016 01:30 AM

This sweet! Love the idea and your excution is superb.

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#6 posted 09-04-2016 02:53 AM

Nice work on the details, it’s a handsome desk.

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#7 posted 09-04-2016 11:33 AM

That looks like a wonderful place to work. Great job making it your own.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#8 posted 09-04-2016 01:24 PM

Thanks all for your kind comments.

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#9 posted 09-04-2016 01:46 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 09-05-2016 03:24 PM

Very nice choice of wood and excellent build, with mods. I have been talking to my brother about building a standing desk. We started with a design like your desk and went through many styles, but now I think we are back to the original concept. Could you please let me know which issue of pop woodworking I would need for the article that you used as you guide?

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MindDesigns

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#11 posted 09-05-2016 10:41 PM

Thanks. It is the February 2016 issue – #223


Very nice choice of wood and excellent build, with mods. I have been talking to my brother about building a standing desk. We started with a design like your desk and went through many styles, but now I think we are back to the original concept. Could you please let me know which issue of pop woodworking I would need for the article that you used as you guide?

- luv2wheels


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#12 posted 09-07-2016 02:46 AM

Nice job!

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