|Project by David Theller||posted 01-12-2014 04:06 AM||1079 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
So I am a big guy at 6’5”, and for years I have been using a small desk that my Grandfather rescued from the dumpster at O.S.U. and I finally decided I needed one I could sit at comfortably. So I went to work to make one before the return to college. I intended to made a small writing desk, easy to move, easy to take places… I ended up with a 36”x 52” top. I pulled the two pieces of walnut I had been saving out of the stash and I just couldn’t trim them down. The legs are ripped from a large cherry plank, and were roughly 3×2s. The table came out to be 32” tall and fits me great, and lots of leg room. Finished with three coats of Poly, hopefully it will stand up to being used as a desk.
This was a quick project, with the use of pocket screws and a plywood center on the desk top. Hopefully I will be able to make a solid wood top in the future. I am happy I found a use for an old beam I rescued that was laying in the hayloft at a barn I worked at in High School. It was full of Lag bolt holes and the knots added some character to the front of the desk.
As always compliments and suggestions are much appreciated, and thanks for looking
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