Barn Wood Computer Desk

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Project by aehrhar2 posted 02-10-2017 05:56 PM 2387 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first larger project and second attempt at drawers. I’m very happy with the way it turned out as I just had a rough idea and built as I went. The desk was a Christmas present for my mom and I cut all the wood out of my grandmothers corn crib, so it was a very inexpensive build. I left it unfinished so my mom could decide what she wants to do and for the time being it is still unfinished…

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 06:30 PM

This desk is very nice and makes a wonderful Christmas gift for your Mom.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 02-10-2017 07:05 PM

Very nice desk, you built an Heirloom with a lot a lot of memories around your grandmothers Old Corn Crib. A Great gift for your mother.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 02-10-2017 07:36 PM

looks great im sure your mom loves far as a finish i would do nothing more than a clear sealer,the wood has a great patina as is.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 02-10-2017 08:44 PM

That looks great…...You did a fantastic job !!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#5 posted 02-10-2017 08:57 PM

That is really pretty!
What a nice gift!

-- There' are two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.

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#6 posted 02-11-2017 12:55 AM

like the desk ….. love the sled …and the A or B ? ....GREAT JOB :<)) Welcome 2 LJ”s


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#7 posted 02-11-2017 01:40 AM


-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#8 posted 02-11-2017 04:39 AM

Really nice build on the desk. I sure envy your shop space.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#9 posted 02-11-2017 02:06 PM

That is beautiful, I agree with the nothing more than a clear finish, that wood has too much character to cover up.

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#10 posted 02-11-2017 04:22 PM

looks great

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#11 posted 02-12-2017 12:04 AM

like the desk ….. love the sled …and the A or B ? ....GREAT JOB :<)) Welcome 2 LJ”s


It’s a JD 70, storing it for a friend until he gets it finished, it has a ways to go. Appreciate all the compliments. Just started accumulating larger tools the past year but it’s definitely time for some work benches. I’m getting tired of working on the ground.

I agree as well with the clear finish. Do you guys have any suggestions for what kind of finish to use? I enjoy the building portion but am definitely lacking experience on the finishing side of things.

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#12 posted 02-14-2017 02:19 PM

System Three, out of Auburn, WA, makes a variety of finishes that can be applied over a clear, or tinted stain.
Their major market is aimed at boat builders, but I used a couple products of theirs, including a top coat that really toughens a finish. I used it on a home built tonneau cover for my pick-up. It won’t require a refresh for several (5-10) years in the weather.

-- Capt Mike

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#13 posted 02-11-2018 01:27 AM

Nice computer desk! I would like to make myself one. What are the dimensions of yours?

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