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Blog series by thewoodwhisperer updated 12-31-2010 07:17 PM 3 parts 12286 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: Part 1

11-29-2010 08:17 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 9 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options This is the first in a 3-part series dedicated to the design and construction of a trestle table. But its not your everyday trestle table, since it will have a smooth sculpted look and will be used as a PC gaming desk. Made from solid Honudran Mahogany, it will only get more beautiful with time as it ages to a deep dark red color. And for the first time in a long while, I am knocking a “honey-do” proj...

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Part 2: Part 2

12-16-2010 06:43 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 8 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options Now that the leg pieces are cut to their rough shape, we need to focus on blending the parts using the router, the ball mill, and the rasp. Its a process that has a lot of wiggle room depending on your tool preferences and the final shape you are trying to achieve. I also tackle the initial work on the table top, which turns out to be a little tricky due to the size and weight of the pieces. And even though I̵...

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Part 3: Part 3

12-31-2010 07:17 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 10 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options In the final part of this series, I do the final work on the stretchers and then its time for the glueup! The table top gets a special profile as well as a few cable recesses for the monitor and mouse cables. The top is attached via screws in elongated slots, and the counter sink holes are hidden using tapered plugs. Of course, the desk needs a good finish and Arm-R-Seal Stain fits the bill nicely! Topics Covere...

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