|Forum topic by jsol||posted 08-19-2011 06:58 PM||954 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-19-2011 06:58 PM
hi folks- new to lumberjocks and to the forum, and new to woodworking, so please bear with me. i’m learning as i go, and am inspired by the level of knowledge and enthusiasm here, so thank you in advance!
i’m trying to make a desktop for my home studio. i have an old solid wood drafting table that i am thinking about cutting down to size. however, i’d like to do something a little more unique than that.
so the other day, i’m moving stacks of old 2×4s and cut lumber, and i came up with an idea of cutting .25” or .5” end pieces off the 2×4s and adhering them to the desktop, almost like in a brick pattern. i thought it would give it a unique texture and make use of material that i already have … reclaimed products are all the rage now.
so my questions are:
1 is this idea so rife with problems it’s a lost cause?
2 what glue or material to use for the adhesive?
3 how to make the desktop uniform again … assuming sanding would take a long time?
4 how to seal the top to fill in the gaps between wood pieces, and smooth out the surface?
any and all feedback is appreciated.