|Project by BusterBrown||posted 07-19-2013 08:47 AM||1746 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
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!