New desk for my computer #10: A little assembly work, and a top glue up..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-13-2019 02:24 AM 864 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Knee well unit build Part 10 of New desk for my computer series Part 11: Top cleaned up, and installed »

Was time to joint the three parts of the base….drawer unit, knee well unit, and the leg unit…Pilot holes were drilled in the knee well unit..

But, needed something different, so I wouldn’t have screws going into a couple raised panels…so

So the bottom frame is connected to stiles, instead…

Used a 2” spacer, to keep things lined up…Got what screws I could..

Leg unit is connected to the knee well unit….which is then connected to the drawer unit…

Had to gingerly move this to the top of the tablesaw, where the rest of the screws could be installed…

mainly these brackets.. Some of the corner brackets did get installed…

Needed a tenon made on these…

To slip into the grooves in the frame….the other end gets a screw….had to wait until the screws in the pilot holes were done, as the corner brackets then cover them up…base was sitting on my saw…

Needed a foot rest across the back of the knee well…more as a brace..

Brought a few planks to the shop, to build a top with..

Crosscut to length of 49”..

Average width was 5-1/2”....was actually going to snap some lines…

And rip them to width..along with getting a few bad spots removed. Then joint the edges with a plane

Hmm…decided this morning to re-arrange the shop a bit…and set the desk on the floor…

Then set and reset the fence on the tablesaw…first one edge, flip over, adjust the fence a tad, run it through with the freshly ripped edge to the fence….repeat as needed….Dry fit when all 5 planks were about done..

Once they looked good, a few line up marks were added….so I could glue this mess up in the order that looked the best….otherwise, there is always one board that wants to be …different. had a supply of clamping cawls made up..

So..spread some glue, add a plank, and repeat until all 5 were sitting in place..

added some pipe clamps, and then added some cawls….added a few more after these pictures..

Will let this mess sit a day or two…then unclamp and flatten things out…best face will be the top of the top.
Stay tuned..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 07-13-2019 05:43 AM

Good to see no glue was spared! Funny how the best side ends up on top? (most times)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 07-13-2019 03:12 PM

Looking good.
Do you plan to disassemble it to bring it upstairs?

What about something like this for the brace/foot rest? :

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#3 posted 07-14-2019 12:34 PM

Only the hutch will come off, for the move upstairs….And the drawers…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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