|Forum topic by Jordan983||posted 05-06-2016 01:16 PM||554 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
05-06-2016 01:16 PM
This is my first time visiting this forum. I’ve always thought wood working was extremely interesting. My only experience with wood working was building my own saw horses. That was a cool experience and I now have cheap saw horses!
Anyway, I have really bad ADHD. I take medication for it and that helps, but my room is sacred. I live with four other guys from my undergraduate so things get pretty chaotic in the house. I’ve been reading a lot on minimalism and I think it really appeals to me because of it being so uncluttered. I’ve done lots of research and haven’t been able to find a desk for my work station that I would find suitable.
So, I decided I should build my own desk.
I’m probably going to be using these legs (unless I can find cheaper somewhere else)
I’m currently looking for a butcher block to go on top of them. My ideal butcher block would be 72” long by 30” wide with a 1 1/2” thickness.
What kind of wood should I be looking for with this butcher block? I want something that’s sturdy and will last a long time. I also plan on doing the same thing with two night stands. So the two night stands will look just like the desk, but a lot smaller. I’ll think about this once I finish the desk because I would like everything to match. Eventually I would like to build all of my bedroom furniture myself to match the desk and the night stands. I have all the tools necessary through my grandfather. With his experience and my drive I cant imagine we couldn’t accomplish it.
So, with that in mind, what kind of wood should I be looking to use? For the desk I would prefer it to be one solid piece (butcher block). The night stands will be similar. I might try and find the same piece of wood but cut it down to size for the tops.
What do you guys think? I know this is a pretty sporadic post. My desk is full of work that needs to be complete but I needed to post something asking for help while this was fresh in my mind.