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Standing Desk

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Project by BusterBrown posted 359 days ago 1262 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve recently completed a handful of pallet wood and dimensional lumber projects. These may be considered ‘wood butchering’ by some but I think the politically correct term is ‘upcycling.’ I’m learning a lot about tools and techniques and looking forward to trying some ‘real’ woodworking in an upcoming project.

The first one is my standing desk. I had an old door I planned on using for the top and needed a suitable base. I saw this plan for a table and figured I could modify the dimensions to accommodate my desk and gain some experience should I decide to build the table.

I cut everything with a circular saw, including the rabbets and dados. I wouldn’t recommend that but at the time all I had was that and a cheap reciprocating saw. I used water based stain on the bare wood, painted the top and covered everything with polyurethane. The pin striping turned out better than I expected – I just wish I could keep the clutter under control and see more of it!





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jtworkshop

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#1 posted 358 days ago

love this paint/poly. nicely done!

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Surfside

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#2 posted 358 days ago

I like the top! It’s very pleasing! The structure is amazing and the looks strongly built. Way to go .

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Buckethead

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#3 posted 358 days ago

Nicely done!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#4 posted 358 days ago

Looks good !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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Goodsh

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#5 posted 357 days ago

Great job!

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#6 posted 355 days ago

It looks great and sturdy. The top has very nice color combo and striped design. Great job!

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