A Simple Desk

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Project by nobuckle posted 137 days ago 471 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As is often the case, the presence of a need motivates creation. This desk was created because my children needed a work station other than the dining room table. While the desk was relatively simple to make I did the best I could to make it look pleasing. In this case function was the primary goal.

I used a piece of 1-1/4” thick furniture grade particle board (the same stuff office furniture is made from) for the work surface. The edge material, as well as the wall mounts and supports, are recycled Poplar that was salvaged from a restaurant remodel. I was only able to apply poly-acrylic to the work surface. The other parts have a couple coats of paste wax.

I was glad to make this project for a couple of different reasons;

1. I enjoy making things for my family.

2. I was able to use up some of that “I might be able to use it some day” material. The material I used for the top was part of an industrial pallet that I’ve held on to for more than 10 years. I still have a couple of nice sized chunks left over.

I suppose that’s enough to say for now. Thanks for looking.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#1 posted 137 days ago

good job!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#2 posted 137 days ago

Looks like a great work station and i love the mention of the “might be able to use it some day” material…and making things for the family is one of the best reasons!

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#3 posted 132 days ago

Looks like a good fit.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 132 days ago

That’s a nice useful project and should save a lot of room. Good work.

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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