|Project by squaredwobble||posted 09-17-2016 04:19 PM||756 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
My daughter was about to start the second grade and she always used our dinner table as a desk. I thought it was time to get her a desk of her own. We thought about purchasing one, but why buy one if you can build one? I used birch ply for the whole thing, except the edge band of the main table. That was my first time cutting large ply on my small table saw in my small garage workshop. It was a bit nerve racking. I used SketchUp to help plan out all of my cuts. I used the roller kind of drawer slides thinking it was easier to use…I was wrong. I guess I was wrong because this was my first project with drawers. I found out that I don’t like making drawers because it is difficult. I guess the more I do, the better I’ll get at it. I also realized that I should have made the drawer box 4 sided, then add the face board to it. I think that would of made the alignment process much easier. Live and learn I guess. Well, the dimensions are 49” wide, 30” tall, 24.5” deep. I wanted the paint to be very durable and able to withstand the rigors of…children. So, I went with enamel spray paint. I wanted to experiment with spray paint on a larger scale, because it has worked very well for me in the past on smaller projects. Only time will tell. To the ozone, I apologize.
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