|Project by woodNfish||posted 11-10-2013 07:45 PM||1289 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a desk I made from ash for my youngest son. The ash matched his other bedroom furniture when I made it, and it has a nice laminate top.
My plan was to make a separate 2 or 3-drawer cabinet that would hang on the back rails for file folders and desk supplies, but he wanted a rolling cart instead so I never made it. I decided on a hanging design so he could position the cabinet where ever he wanted it – left side, right side, middle, whatever.
The table is modular and made to break down so it can be stored flat and easily moved which was handy when he moved into his college dorm rooms and his apartments after college. You can see the cross dowels & bolts I used on the back rails to hold the desk together. I got them at Rockler: http://www.rockler.com/heavy-duty-cross-dowel-and-bolt-8-pack , and still have a few left. I used a few on my older boys desk as well. They are great for making knock-down furniture.
I used threaded inserts in the underside of the desk top to hold it to the trestles. http://www.rockler.com/steel-threaded-inserts-select-size
Anyway, the cabinet never got built, but I can build it, yes I can, because that is just the kind of woodworker I am! And that’s my story and I’m sticken’ to it. Thanks for looking.