And here is the finished product. 7′ x 30 deep front desk and a 4′ x 24″ deep side desk. Both made from 100% solid 8/4 quarter sawn white oak, with NO FASTENERS other than glue.
Once it was all sanded and ready for finish I had to move the desk to a different shop that had a spray booth. I sprayed the desk with a flat pre catalyzed lacquer using a $15 gravity cup gun from harbor freight.
More test fitting. Then I had to trim off the extra long “tabs” on the right. Once it fit right and everything was trimmed, it was time to glue it all together. And the side desk too.
Then it was time to start sanding off the glue. This part had to be done by hand. The panels were too wide for the planer and the shop I was working in did not have a widebelt sander. Next it was time to try a dry fit test. A little trimming on the sliding … Read More
Then it was time to start gluing. I needed to leave a section of the long boards without glue since they would be joining with the sides later. This is a shot of a few of the sides (legs) gluing up.
Planing to thickness on the Laguna 20″ planer. This planer is so quiet you almost don’t even need ear muffs. Cutting down to 6″ widths. Finally everything is cut and planed to the correct dimensions.
I decided to build a very basic, but large desk from 8/4 Quater sawn White Oak lumber. Here is all the lumber that was needed in the back of my SUV. Cutting the lumber to rough length on the DeWalt chap saw. I then squared the pcs up on the Jet joiner. … Read More
This was a simple pegboard jewelry display I built to be carried from show to show. It was made from painted pegboard and some 2×2’s from home depot. I used a simple standard table saw blade to cut a groove in the 2 x 2’s so that the pegboard would fit snuggly. Then cut the 2 … Read More