Me and My big Mouth #1: Me and my big mouth again

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Rustic posted 09-29-2008 10:35 PM 1039 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Me and My big Mouth series no next part

Well, I opened my big mouth again. My wife and I were talking about our spare room, that her 27 year old son finally moved out of, and how we wanted to redo it. The first thing that we are going to do, besides clean, is we are going to put our new computer that was given to me, in the room. She wanted to buy a desk and once again I opened my mouth nad said I could build one. I don’t have a clue as to how to design one that would suit our needs. But since I opened my mouth, I am going to build it. I guess I will never learn. One good thing, I guess, is that I do have a piece of Veneered black walnut that I got from my father a few years ago. It is 30 inches by 6ft long I believe. I do have some ideas. I will need to start deisgning I guess.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

6 comments so far

View SCOTSMAN's profile


5849 posts in 4191 days

#1 posted 09-29-2008 10:53 PM

Good luck Buddy I read between the lines and guess you are secretly looking forward to the job ,we all do so your just a jock like the rest of us.You won’t get to far with that one piece of wood though.I am always amazed after each project how my woodpile gets so much smaller.I just made a computer desk still to be varnished,it is sealed though with woodsealer .I will post a few photo’s when I finish it this weekend Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View FlWoodRat's profile


732 posts in 4514 days

#2 posted 09-29-2008 11:08 PM

Rustic, check out the computer desk posted here. This may give you some ideas. Just cut and paste the link to the min-browser below if the hyperlink doesnt work.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

View oldskoolmodder's profile


802 posts in 4285 days

#3 posted 09-29-2008 11:43 PM

Desks aren’t as hard as you want to think they are, and as pointed out, I think you secretly want to look forward to doing the desk yourself as well. Are home made desks cheaper than store bought ones? Heck no! Not always, but the joy you get from spending twice as much time as the store bought desk was worth, is worth it, when you sit down to that desk each and every time.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

View Rustic's profile


3256 posts in 4202 days

#4 posted 09-30-2008 01:08 AM

You are right I am looking forward to doing this project. After stewing on it for awhile I am kinda leaning towards a 2 case set up for the desk. Meaning that I am thinking of 2 cabinets for drawers and shelves. I am planning on building it with Birch ply and poplar

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View lew's profile


12933 posts in 4361 days

#5 posted 09-30-2008 01:11 AM


More Tools, Dude

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Rustic's profile


3256 posts in 4202 days

#6 posted 09-30-2008 03:09 AM

I know unfortunately I am not working right now. so my tool purchases will have to wait.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics