|Project by Chelios||posted 01-21-2010 07:09 AM||5465 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
My 2 yr old daughter loves to draw and paint and scribble everywhere, especially my bedroom walls so I decided to make her a small desk for her to use instead. I thought this desk would be around for a while and so I designed it where you can adjust for height as she grows. Hope this lasts her through college.
The height adjustment mechanism is on a runner made of the same wood.
I used some scrap 3/4 maple boards that had a lot of bow and figure. I tried different ways of smoothing the top for finishing. I used hand plane, low angle block plane, smoothing plane, 180, 320, and 400 grit sandpaper and card scrapers but still wasn’t satisfied with the results.
I need to get a better method for this step in particular. Any suggestions to make this easier with the figured woods?
ps. I attached the top with the 8’s desktop fasteners and wasn’t really impressed with them. I gues it is ok for now and if I need to re-attach the top later I can always go back and use another method