Standing Desk

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Project by BusterBrown posted 07-19-2013 08:47 AM 2127 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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#1 posted 07-19-2013 07:53 PM

love this paint/poly. nicely done!

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#2 posted 07-19-2013 09:37 PM

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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#3 posted 07-19-2013 09:41 PM

Nicely done!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 12:56 AM

Looks good !

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

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 03:03 PM

Great job!

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 01:38 PM

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

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