|Project by rwde||posted 02-25-2012 03:57 AM||3529 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Had to take down a very large pin oak from my front yard a while back, and just couldn’t see it reduced to firewood. Some nice folks with sawmills helped out; now, I have more oak than I’ll use in many years (I posted about the sawing process some time ago). This is my first project with the resulting wood, a standing desk of my own design. The through-tenon was kind of fun. Learned some things about tools, wood, planing and sanding, and am more interested than ever in making stuff, so it’s been a good and creative experience. Finished with multiple coats of wipe on poly. Am using it at work. I built it to be solid, stable and provide enough room to do computer work while standing comfortably. I kind of like it. Beats the heck out of getting stiff and slumping in a chair all day. Thoughts & comments welcome.