Built a desk.....

Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:17 pm

Right FF, I knew all that survival training would come in handy eventually. Glad mine was many moons ago & I had some time to make some before I got too old & decrepit, what burns my butt is that she could still make an SS claim on my earnings after all those years & we wonder where a lot of the funds go. :mad:
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:29 pm

freetown fred wrote:Don't be knockin tube steaks c4c between them & Banquet TV dinners, a man can at least survive nutritionally :clap: toothy

Oh, I can get by Fred, But if she was still here I would not be able to be selling coal!
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:58 pm

Super job IOF, keep up the good work!
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:34 am

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET nice job there IOF!

I dropped over $100 on this piece of red chinese *censored* from Staples. Only 8 years old, and the finish delaminated when I accidentally stuck some packing tape to it. Has these metal things that look like they'd be great for CD storage ... NOT! Found that out on the first day. Nice USELESS decoration. I've already had to tweak the runners for the slide-out keyboard thing about 15 times, and LOAD it with synthetic grease every few years, just so it works. It's buried with *censored* anyway ... so not sure why I care ... :lol: It's just particle board with a not-so-fancy laminate over it .. and STILL cost over $100 8 years ago. What a joke!! :x
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:39 am

freetown fred wrote:Nice IOF. Does she slide out nice so you can get to that last bit of paintin? ;)


She slides out easily enough. BUT, all projects on this house are on permanent hold. Which means, nothing is being done. Ever. The way the house sits is how it's staying. It's a long story.

Now, I'm thinking about adding a CPU tray under the left side of the desk so I can move the computer off of it, which would open the desk up some more. I'd like to put an actual under desk holder there but I can't seem to find one that will accept a 10" wide case. So, I might just build one out of oak.
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:42 am

SMITTY wrote:SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET nice job there IOF!

I dropped over $100 on this piece of red chinese *censored* from Staples. Only 8 years old, and the finish delaminated when I accidentally stuck some packing tape to it. Has these metal things that look like they'd be great for CD storage ... NOT! Found that out on the first day. Nice USELESS decoration. I've already had to tweak the runners for the slide-out keyboard thing about 15 times, and LOAD it with synthetic grease every few years, just so it works. It's buried with *censored* anyway ... so not sure why I care ... :lol: It's just particle board with a not-so-fancy laminate over it .. and STILL cost over $100 8 years ago. What a joke!! :x


That's the main reason I wanted to try and build one. The desk I had before it I got from Staples, paid $120 for it and it started to sag within a few months. Not to mention if I had a wet glass on it the lamination bubbled and like you I put a piece of tape on the corner of it and when I pulled it off it pulled the lamination off. When I finished this desk up I tried to give the old one to my son but then I noticed the legs were bowed and it was just falling apart so it ended up in the bed of my truck. I did reuse the old keyboard slide brackets from it but they are cheap and bent and don't quite work so well. Eventually I'll just get new ones.
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:04 am

freetown fred wrote:Hell dc, that desk is already art:) Gloss black huh? :sick: :clap: toothy


Just for Fred... got to moms over xmass and snapped a few photo's of this (idk...buffet i guess?) dad made out of a couple old pallets and some scrapes during his Chemo treatments. This thing will be here long after im gone.. it amazes me how no hardware was really used at all (even the drawer slides are simply groves routed in the wood and all the pieces are like "mortised or laped into each other (the four main legs are made from the big 4x4 pieces of the pallets... good hardwood of some sort?), the top surfaces are simply laminated thin crap sanded smooth with edges painted gloss black. He prolly built this thing for about $.50 of glue and $4.00 of paint... and it will be here 100 years from now! toothy my dad was the *censored* man!
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:37 am

Built solid and functional like a Crane stove!
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:52 am

Glad ya got over to the Mom's for Christmas dc:) The question was never about the structural concept, just about the cosmetics. There has always been gloss black people & au-natural people! :clap: toothy
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:29 am

freetown fred wrote:Glad ya got over to the Mom's for Christmas dc:) The question was never about the structural concept, just about the cosmetics. There has always been gloss black people & au-natural people! :clap: toothy


i guess dad was a little of both, although in this case since he only had two pallets to work with maybe he had to use the black to hide the fact it was scraps LOL
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:21 pm

We have some chairs that were made by my Grandfather...
Kid's chairs...
He made a set for his 3 girls...
when they were little...
He got his hands on some Bermuda Cedar...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_cedar
The wood was especially prized by shipbuilders. It could be worked as soon as it was felled, and was naturally resistant to rot and woodworms. It was as strong as oak, but much lighter, contributing to the speed and maneouverability for which Bermudian ships were noted and prized. Its abundance enabled Bermudians to turn wholesale to a maritime economy after the dissolution of the Somers Isles Company in 1684.

In 1627, in an effort to conserve Bermuda's juniper forests, the local assembly passed legislation to restrict export of Bermuda Cedar for shipbuilding. In addition, between 1693 and 1878, the Bermuda legislature passed sixteen further acts placing restrictions on the uses of Bermuda Cedar. Despite these Acts, the shipbuilding industry eventually denuded much of Bermuda's landscape by the 1830s. Only the dawn of the age of steam-driven, steel-hulled ships allowed the forest to recover.

Many historic homes in Bermuda feature interior woodwork and furnishings made from Bermuda cedar. Examples of these homes include the Mayflower House, Camden House, Tucker House, and Verdmont House, the latter of which, according to the Bermuda National Trust, contains the colony's finest collection of antique Bermuda cedar furnishings. Because it is now both scarce, and expensive, and it is featured in many grand homes, its scent has come to be associated with wealth.

While they lived on the island...
He was a Civil Engineer when they really built projects
He had enough wood to then build 8 more chairs for his grandkids...
He signed and dated the chairs for his daughters...
He engraved each and every one of those chairs for the grandkids...
With the name and date of who they were for...
We have two of them now...
My mom's chair and mine...
Works for the twins...
Going to have to snag my sister's chair for Grace...
Everybody else still has their chairs too...
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:28 am

So I've updated the desk a bit. I wanted to put a CPU holder under it but couldn't find one cheap enough or that was actually big enough to hold my computer. So I made one myself.


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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:07 am

I like it! It looks very modern with a Scandanavian IKEA look to it. With all my grandchildren being born, I've been busy making heirloom cradles with my supply of raw oak boards.
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I made an oak carrying case for this one. It comes apart for storage by removing the 'keys'. A real PITA to make!
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This one is modeled after a colonial cradle made in the time of my Reading, Pa ancestors in the 1700's.
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PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:37 am

tjnamtiw wrote:I like it! It looks very modern with a Scandanavian IKEA look to it. With all my grandchildren being born, I've been busy making heirloom cradles with my supply of raw oak boards.

Nice Job, like the little bit of shop I can see as well. I wish I could figure out how to post from my computer, I have TONS of work pictures. Big and small jobs, furniture anything with wood!
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Re: Built a desk.....

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:44 pm

NWBuilder wrote:
tjnamtiw wrote:I like it! It looks very modern with a Scandanavian IKEA look to it. With all my grandchildren being born, I've been busy making heirloom cradles with my supply of raw oak boards.

Nice Job, like the little bit of shop I can see as well. I wish I could figure out how to post from my computer, I have TONS of work pictures. Big and small jobs, furniture anything with wood!

Thanks! The shop's a mess as usual. Twice as many 'toys' as I have room for. I piped air with 3/4" pipe everywhere with plug-ins inside and even outside. I made a bunch of cabinets and put angled long pieces of wood along the walls with matching angled pieces on the back of the cabinets so I could hand them anywhere and move them if I want to. I've always enjoyed wood working as a hobby. It's very relaxing.
I spread the gamut from small projects like deer and duck calls to large ones like cabinets and mantels. Those cabinets are all solid 3/4" oak. No plywood. Heavy as all get out.
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to large ones like the cabinets and mantel
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