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  1. Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    I am building a simple built-in desk, out of two sheets of big-box store hardwood (red oak) plywood, each about 33x77" (so the desk is 33x154" overall). It goes completely across one wall of the room, so the back edge and the two ends of the plywood butt up against the walls. There are gaps...
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    Oak desk after assembly and prior to staining and adding hardware.
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    I made a desk out of oak that was the same sort of design I made from up-cycled oak cabinets that I had painted white.
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, my name is Austin. I live in Wichita Falls, Texas, and have just finally started to get my feet wet in woodworking. I love making stuff so I figured I need to join a forum so I can get better. I already have some questions in regards to my current project. I'm building the wife a...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have a drop-front desk with some veneer damage. As you can see from the photos (included at the bottom), it also has a lock with metal ornamentation. The lock probably works, but I don't know that I have ever had the key, so I don't necessarily care about maintaining the lock, but the...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm new here. I've recently finished my first woodworking project. A work desk atop a welded frame construction. The desk is European beech that has been sanded down to quite flat as it wasn't from the seller. After the sanding down I put on a couple of coats of protective primer and...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have very little woodworking experience but have been wanting to do a project in an office for a while now. The plan is to build an alcove desk in my office area and combine two workspaces and printer/file cabinet storage into one space. Unfortunately, I want it to be 13' 4.5" long and 30"...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Heya, I need a little expert help here.. I need to replace the hinges on this cabinet door on this 15 year old desk of mine. I've googled and read quite a bit on hinges but I just would like it to work for the door. I'm not sure of what it is... so your help is greatly appreciated. I...
  9. Design & Plans
    Hello. I recently saw a dining room table design (below) that I think would make a fantastic desk. Only problem is, it doesn't come in a desk size and I have no idea how to build the base. Anybody have any ideas or know of similar desk design plans they can share that I might be able to use? Not...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi Guys, I'm designing an "L" Desk that will accommodate both my wife and myself in our small office. The desk would be 8ftx7ft. The table top would be 30 inches deep, and the height would be somewhere around 28-30 inches high. The top will be made out of 1 inch thick (possibly 7/8") walnut...
  11. Design & Plans
    I want to build a computer desk. After about 231,562 hours of Google image searching and Youtube video watching, I have decided I would like to make the frame from 3/4 black iron pipe and for the top I will buy a 5/4" edge-glued pine panel and cut it to size. I have attached my best attempt at a...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and (almost completely) new to woodworking, having only some experience at rough log cutting in a boyscout company some year ago. Why I'm here Lately I've seen my registration studio desk, bought by IKEA and modded with a hand made shelf for added space, doesn't...
  13. Design & Plans
    Ive come across this desk and need some help in determining how to build it. I plan to have the metal legs fabricated from a local machine shop. Since I don't have any other images I'm finding it difficult to vision how to assemble the piece. Any suggestions on how to approach the task? Thanks...
  14. Project Showcase
    - posted this in the introductions thread, woops - Hi everyone, made an account on this site so I could get some advice on a summer project I'm getting underway. I'm about as beginner as you could get really, but I need a new desk so I'm attempting to restore an old tressle table from the...
  15. Project Showcase
    This English and Black Walnut desk was built for gentleman in Arizona. He is a competition shooter and wanted a cool desk to do his reloading. He also wanted a bunch of Turquoise and Copper inlays in the piece. Thought? Roaring Fork Custom Billiards
  16. Design & Plans
    Hi All, I'm curious if anyone has any feedback regarding what sort of unsupported span you could get from plywood (I'm ok, if you say to use good cabinet grade 11 or 13 ply), specifically if you laminate 2 or maybe even 3 sheets together. I'm specifically asking for a computer desk that I've...
  17. Project Showcase
    Hello, i would like to present you mine project that i been working on, is still in some prototype phase but you will see (sorry on my bad english). Deskbloks is the world’s first modular desk. Our “bloks” allow you to build a desk that suits you perfectly. With our modular design...
  18. Wood Finishing
    Hello All! I'm new to this community, but need advice on a specific project I'm thinking about. I have an old school desk from a local school district. It has adjustable metal legs and a thick piece of plywood for the top covered by a thick layer of fake wood laminate (vinyl?). I hate the...
  19. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, please go easy on me, I am an aspiring DIYer but I have very little experience with woodworking. I am very interested and want to try a starter project. We have this pottery barn corner desk: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/bedford-corner-desk-set/ We moved the desk to our...
  20. Project Showcase
    This is a laptop computer desk the client wanted. They live in a small apartment and needed a place to keep paperwork, but also that it could be hidden when company came over. I used SOSS hinges for the top and regular butt hinges for the front. The finish was poly/tung oil mix.
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