|Project by BradHess||posted 03-04-2010 11:54 PM||2638 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
I work from home and for the couple months have not had a desk since I lost my office with my brother living here for a little while, anyways last weekend I went to checkout this place called community folk lift in DC. Cool place with a ton of recycled building supplies. Anyways in the yard they had this piece of cool granite for $30.00 which I grabbed not really sure what I was going to do with it.
When I got home and was looking at it I decided to make a desk out of it, so last night I went to my workshop for a few hours and built a basic desk. Working with the granite was interesting for the following reasons.
1. It is heavy, really heavy.
2. It had a chipped corner and rough edge which had to be cut.
3. Granite is hard to cut :) especially cut straight. I ended up having to deal with it being a little off and planed the wood to match it.
4. Did I mention granite is heavy.
The desk is fairly basis with cherry legs, apron and border around the granite. I got lucky in the the cherry had a triangular section of sapwood that matched up the triangular patch I put in because of the broken corner. The patch is some left over curly maple so it adds some cool contrast.
Overall I am happy with my quick 4 hour build time desk and it beats working on the couch like I have been for the past several months.