|Project by engineerkid||posted 01-27-2011 04:10 AM||887 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I made this about a year ago with my Dad. We spent about 2 weekends on it, making pretty good time. All I got to say is 1) Measure twice, cut once :) and, 2) Don’t use that precut pine wood they sell at Lowe’s and home depot, it is not cut the the measurements they claim it is :(.
For this project I used:
4 pieces of precut 4’x1’x3/4” Pine
3 pieces of precut 6’x1’x3/4” Pine
and another 6’ piece to cut for the shelves.
I also used a piece of plywood for the back, but I do not remember the dimensions.
When I was all done assembling the body I assembled the framing with 1×2’s. I thought it would be a nice touch to angle the edges (I know theres a term for this but I can’t think of it off the top of my head, sorry) of the trim, so I did that.
When I finished that, I used an old rag and about 2 medium sized cans of stain (custom mix) that matched the desks in that room. Then it came time to carry it to the loft, which was not fun :( It wasn’t heavier than we expected, but it definitely took some geometry skills to get it where we wanted.
All in all, I think it came our great. This was my first “big” project, and I think it’s safe to say that I did more of it than my Dad did ! :))
Any comments/questions are welcome and if anyone would like the plans, I’m sure I can make a sketch-up drawing for you, just let me know.
Happy Woodworking :)