With the bases and the drawers finished, I wanted to turn my attention to the roll top section itself. The cubby hole section will require the most time and effort, but this is going to be the most difficult part of the build. The desk top cons...
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Location: Tupelo, MS
Started woodworking when I moved to Tupelo, MS from Jonesboro, AR in 2000. Didn't know anything about the hobby. The only tool I had was a Dollar Tree hammer. Learned most skills from New Yankee Workshop shows.
My shop is a double-car garage.
My projects include dressers, gun cabinets, cribs and cradles, toys, Barrister bookcases, and whatever catches my eye in magazines.
-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.
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|replied on||This guy has got to be working at a woodworking show somewhere. Right?||11-16-2015 07:31 PM|
|commented on||Conference Room Table and Chairs Completed||11-11-2015 09:01 PM|
|added project||Grandfather Clock||09-25-2015 03:23 PM|
|added project||Rolltop Desk||09-02-2015 04:42 PM|
|commented on||Convertible Oak Baby Crib||05-03-2015 05:59 PM|
|added blog entry||Rolltop Desk - The Build #5: Starting the top||03-31-2015 02:25 AM|
|added blog entry||Rolltop Desk - The Build #4: Drawers||03-08-2015 11:40 PM|
|added blog entry||Rolltop Desk - The Build #3: Finishing the base cabinets||03-04-2015 02:59 AM|
|added blog entry||Rolltop Desk - The Build #2: Phase 1 - The Base parts||03-03-2015 01:01 AM|
|added blog entry||Rolltop Desk - The Build #1: Intro and materials||03-02-2015 03:55 AM|
|added project||Mantel clock with free plans||12-29-2014 10:57 PM|
|commented on||Cart of Blocks||12-17-2014 09:39 PM|
|added project||Cart of Blocks||10-10-2014 07:43 PM|
|added project||Disc Golf trophies||09-22-2014 08:43 PM|
|commented on||Entertainment Center||09-03-2014 09:37 PM|
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It’s time to make parts for the six drawers. The original plans called for birch plywood for the sides and backs This would be a snap with 1/2” plywood, but I decided to use solid wood, knowing that it would require at least on full...
Making the panelsToday, I put all the parts together to form the sides and back assemblies. I started with the two back panels. These will attach to the side panels and make up the two base cabinets for the desk. I’m limited on the numbe...
Visit my website at www.sawdustinn.com or on Facebook! It took 10 hours to resaw the 1 1/4″ thick slabs into three thinner panels and then plane them to the finished 1/4″ thickness. In total, I cut 21 panels that will become inserts for the si...
Visit my website at www.sawdustinn.com or on Facebook! Introduction – February 2015The rolltop desk has always had a certain appeal because of the large drawers in the base, multiple cubby holes in the top section and a tambour door. Norm Ab...