|Project by maeks84||posted 799 days ago||1043 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Took a while to get this done and posted, but here it is. I’m calling it a desk, but it really seems a bit big for that term. My computer sits on the middle portion and the table bit is really just for anything. It is made out of cedar and plywood. I had at first thought to use all cedar, but after gluing up the first panel, I decided I didn’t want to do that for all the sides and tabletop portions of it. The sides use 1/4” plywood as panels set into grooves in the cedar. All the plywood is coated in a gunstock stain and all the wood is covered in several coats of polyurethane.
There is a space for cables to run as well as a backstop on pieces one and two. (Pictures 2, 3, 4 are Pieces 1, 2, 3 respectively.) The first piece is designed to sit around a filing cabinet and a safe. I may eventually and a couple a drawers to it as well.
This was really a learning experience. The curve of center piece took a couple of tries. I put an ~1/4” piece on and when I came back the next morning it had snapped right where the curve started. There are numerous gaps and mistakes that are small, but overall I am extremely happy with how it turned out.
Another major thing I learned was to check the levelness of the floor beforehand. I could have shimmed it all up of course, but due to the length of it all, it would have needed a good inch or two of shims at least. If I had realized, I would have probably cut the “table” legs a bit longer. Way it is, adjusting where some pieces attach and some extra screws and shims, it looks ok, but you have to be careful with round things that like to roll.
I used sketchup to plan it out and if there is any interest I can post the file once I get it cleaned up.