Home Office

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Project by Art posted 05-30-2013 06:00 PM 1155 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first big project. I wanted lots of storage and a place to display some memorabilia from my working days. It is modular with the upper section being 3 pieces and the lower section is 4 pieces.

The wall unit is 12 1/2 feet long. I designed it so that one lower file cabinet and one upper glass display unit can be left out so the workstation will fit in a smaller room if /when we move to a smaller home.

The desk top is Formica so that it is easy to maintain and won’t mar. The rest of the unit is made out of oak, stained to match the top and finished with lacquer .

-- ...Art

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 07:42 PM

Very nice work Art. I appreciate the ability to scale down the size if need be. Nice planning. I like the finish. Did you spray the lacquer? I have not done much with lacquer just because of the fumes. I either put it on outside or “fly” around the garage.

-- DonB

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 08:14 PM

Excellent job, Art. It’s really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 11:37 PM

DonB & “wreck”. Thanks for the feedback.

Don, in answer to your question, yes I spay the finish when using lacquer. I use a Grayco airless sprayer and pre-catalized semi-gloss lacquer. I prefer to use the airless sprayer because you don’t thin the lacquer and only need to do 3 coats to get a great finish. I have a cement slab behind the shop and spray outside when I do a project that will be finished in lacquer. Bummer, but there really isn’t an alternative as I’m not aware of any place that I can rent time in a spray booth. This also means I don’t finish big projects in the winter. I really like using lacquer due to the quick drying time and the finished results.

-- ...Art

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 04:03 PM

Your home office looks fantastic, very well planned and designed. Like the stain and the finish. Great job!

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