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Project by Chelios posted 1613 days ago 2441 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple of things came together on this one

1. Wife needs a desk in her finished attic/office for her printer and paying bills.
2. 2×4’s are on sale @ 1/2 price
3. I wanted to get experience laminating a benchtop on something cheap first

as always your feedback is appreciated





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KMJohnson

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#1 posted 1613 days ago

Great table.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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russv

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#2 posted 1613 days ago

so, does it weigh less than 300 lbs? lol

i think it looks very nice. i like the natural finish

russv

-- yknotwood.com: where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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GMman

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#3 posted 1613 days ago

Must be a heavy printer

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PapaFran

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#4 posted 1613 days ago

It’s beefy so when she pounds the top at the cost of the bills, it won’t move. Nice job, nice proportions.

-- "If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." (R.Green)

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Chelios

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#5 posted 1613 days ago

Thanks guys….Good point about it being heavy- but if you see my style I like heavy builds plus I figured when she says…”I would like to do something different with this room” that means the desk has got to go(give it about 1 yr). At that point it can go back in the shop as a good side bench to the one I already have.

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Chase

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#6 posted 1613 days ago

Regardless of the materials used, or perhaps because of the materials used, I find this to be a quite beautiful table. I like the beefy feeling of it, and the fact that it was made out of half price 2×4s makes my penny pinching heart sing! Not everything has to be done in 40 dollar a board foot exotic lumber to be good looking.

-Chase

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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jayjay

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#7 posted 1613 days ago

That should be plenty of support for that plant.

Seriously, that’s a good looking table.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Jim Reeves

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#8 posted 1612 days ago

Looks very nice for $ 20.00 very solid great job Chelios.

-- jim

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Karson

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#9 posted 1612 days ago

A very classy table. Hope the bills don’t break it down.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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donjoe

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#10 posted 1612 days ago

Great looking table. Nice use of 2X4’s.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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woodworm

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#11 posted 1612 days ago

Looks solid and srtong in construction. Nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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DragonLady

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#12 posted 1586 days ago

wow…that must be the world’s best supported plant! :)

I like how you are already planning on how to use it in your shop!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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Chelios

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#13 posted 1586 days ago

Thanks DragonLady

Wish you all the best with your bench

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Chelios

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#14 posted 1573 days ago

This is the project I had PMd you about

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glatzenator

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#15 posted 770 days ago

I like seeing 2×4 projects up here, goes to show you don’t need $400 worth of hardwood to make nice furniture. My dad built a lot of our furniture growing up with salvaged pine from the houses he worked on, and they still look awesome after 20 years.

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