|Project by watermark||posted 05-09-2013 08:54 PM||1319 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a desk I made for my wife a few years ago but just stumbled across the pics so I thought I would share. Real simple project made by gluing 2 sheets of 3/4 birch plywood together to get the thickness and a single piece in the back to keep it all together. About the same price as a desk from a big box store but a lot nicer and a heap more fun to put together. The filing cabinet rolls in and out or side to side to set up how ever you want.
I really surprised myself with the accuracy of the cuts on this using just a circular saw and 2×4 as a guide. It all matched up perfect. I masking taped all the cuts to prevent chipping. It was my first time working with “birch” plywood from the great big orange store and after sorting through countless sheets to find suitable material I couldn’t believe how thin the birch layer actually was when I started working with it.
Dowel joints secure the top.
Finish was just brush on poly with many thin coats and delicate sanding between trying not to sand through the paper thin birch.
Dimensions are 29”H 58”W 24”D
Thanks for looking I know this is far from fine woodworking or inspirational piece but I hope by sharing I might save someone else from a dreaded trip to a big box store.
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