|Project by Troy||posted 10-17-2010 11:29 PM||4596 views||7 times favorited||20 comments|
This is the desk that I made as my senior year project at Newcastle High School. It’s taken me a while to get this on here, I’ve been really busy over the summer workin and buildin a hot rod. Now that I’m at college I have some time to post this on here. This is a Zebra wood and Oak flip-top desk. The flipper is solid zebrawood, it spins on brass bushings and I inserted some old threaded spacers off of a broken saw to bolt through the bushings and into the side. This gave me a very clean look, all that you can see is the head of a brass screw on the inside of the flipper. The flipper and the area where the flipper flips into are removable from the desk so that the desk can be moved around easier cause it is quite the beast to move. There are five raised panels on this desk, and I dug through the wood pile several times and tried to pick out the best pieces to put on this desk. All of the zebrawood trim has oak splines going through the corners. The desk top is a piece of ¾” plywood laminated to ¼” plywood and then wrapped in a 1” wide piece of oak, which has zebrawood spline joints in the corners. I built the desk for functionality as well, the drawers are full depth and slide on waxed wooden guides, the bottom drawer was made to hold files. The other side of the desk is fitted with a single door cabinet with a shelf in the middle for storage. All the way around underneath the desktop, there is zebrawood trim that is chamfered off. I kept the flipper with straight edges and decided to keep that theme throughout, so everything is chamfered and there are no curves. I continued the straight edge angled theme through the raised panels as well. I couldn’t find any handles that I liked to put on the drawers and door, so I made some chamfered zebrawood handles. The flipper had to have countersunk handles for clearance matters; I hate it when autocad lets me draw stuff with zero tolerance! I put a desk outlet in the desk, it cost me over $100, but it is a lot handier and cleaner looking than running grommets all the way through to the bottom. The finish is just like my past projects, and this project also won the best of show award at the 2010 Newcastle High School Wood Show. I am the only student to ever receive this award twice; this made my brother pretty jealous, his name is Ryan Hieb and also has his projects listed on here if you’d like to check them out. Thanks for looking, and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of your projects.
-- Troy, Newcastle Wyoming