|Forum topic by Raymond Thomas||posted 07-01-2012 01:33 AM||3028 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-01-2012 01:33 AM
I have never built and finished a piece of functional furniture before so I am venturing into new territory. I decided to build a simple frame desk that required no special joints other than wood glue (Titebond III). I chose a design by Armand Sussman, I found in Popular Woodworking (OCT 2000). I modified the design a little to make it a standing desk rather than a traditional sitting desk.
The desk will be made of laminated two layers of 1” poplar with 1” of mahogany between them. The top will be a 1/2” piece of safety glass with rounded edges. The reverse-coordinated stool will be two layers of mahogany with a layer of poplar between. The seat of the stool will be a standard padded shop stool seat with my company logo on it (Bosch).
I need some help with the best way to finish this laminated desk and stool. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. Once I have started the actual construction I will show photos of the entire process – start to finish.
-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!