New desk for my computer #18: A PIP, and a Hutch start

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-24-2019 10:16 PM 688 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Last drawer, top worked on, stain... Part 18 of New desk for my computer series Part 19: Hutch plans, and a start up »

Ok…PIP time for the main part of the desk….

From the front…

And the top….2 coats of Amber Shellac….needs buffed out a bit…

But wait, there’s more….

This desk also gets a hutch of sorts…as a place to better stash the tower…

And maybe a whole lot more “stuff”

This is the old hutch…stuff piled up everywhere. Need to bring the tower down closer to the top of the desk…and raise the monitor up off the desk’s top. Hauled the 1×8 x6’ plank to the shop…will cut it down to a length that matches the top of the new desk….then do some measurements. Figure out how tall, how many uprights (3?) any shelves? have an external harddrive that needs a better spot to sit, than on a lamp’s base.
BTW: that 1×8 also has a Live edge…..

Big question right now….can the tower lay on it’s side? vents would go up. How much space around it is needed, for air flow? need to draw up a paper plan….then start making sawdust, again…have three 1×6 x 6’ Ash planks available….

Stay tuned….second half is about to begin…

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

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#1 posted 07-24-2019 11:10 PM

well first half is lookin pretty nice,looking forward to part two.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 07-25-2019 07:38 AM

Your a very talented man bandit, but why didnt you make the drawer fronts like the impressive panels partly hidden away on the sides?

so thats a Pip pip from me.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 07-25-2019 04:18 PM

Not enough wood left at the corners, thanks to the dovetails….

May get a paper “Plan” done, later today…..if Boris & Natasha don’t steal it…I can post it?

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

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