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Project by shopmania posted 01-09-2012 07:07 PM 2855 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My adult nephew Mike needed a new desk for his computer, and asked me to help him make one. I said sure, after Christmas. So he and I, and his dad, (my brother Shawn) got together last weekend and built this desk, and some shelves with the plywood left over. The skirt, legs, drawer fronts and edging and face frame for the shelves are all solid red oak, and the shelves and desktop are 3/4” red oak ply. Drawer boxes are 1/2” ply. added a trough under the back below the grommets in top for wire management. Golden Oak stain, with about 8 coats of sprayed shellac buffed out with 320 sponge between coats. My first time spraying shellac, and I really like it. Gives a similar gloss finish like lacquer that each coat melts into the previous, and is a good bit less stinky and toxic. I think I found a new favorite finish. Tapered the 2×2” legs down to 1” x 1” on the bottom on the jointer. It works really slick in only 2 passes. Search Youtube for video’s on tapering legs on the jointer to find the 7 minute video, or click this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgE6cj8S5PU

The last 2 pics are the desk set up in his apartment.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)





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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 07:22 PM

That’s awesome. Great job and nice finish work!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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longgone

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 09:01 PM

Your nephew is really going to get alot of use out of that great desk. Very nice!

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 10:00 PM

This turned out very well. good work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 06:22 PM

Nice job, Tim. Those relatives are really keeping you busy!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 11:42 PM

Great job on that desk!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 01-14-2012 11:46 PM

Nice piece, but I can’t help wondering why Abe Lincoln is riding a grizzly bear?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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shopmania

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#7 posted 01-16-2012 06:11 AM

Don, that is a good question for my nephew. Possible the same reason he is sporting a submachine gun! :)

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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