Large Computer Desk, Mission-style #2: Sides and Front Panel

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Blog entry by pashley posted 09-02-2013 03:14 AM 4736 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The sides, as shown are done; The front panel is not; having a hard time finding the right ray flecked QSWO to resaw, as I cannot get good veneer…ugh. It’s a bear to re-saw QSWO, although the book matching look is wonderful.

Also note that I am using an assembly technique taken from wood bed frames – see previous post.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 09-02-2013 03:38 AM

looks very nice hope one day i can build the one i want

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 04:19 AM

Beautiful.That’s going to be a seriously sturdy desk. I don’t think it’s going to collapse under the weight of your iPad.

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 06:48 PM

Looks great! That is a nice solid look. How did you construct the legs?

Keep up the great work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 09-02-2013 10:02 PM

The legs are an Ash core, with four 1/4 sawn white oak sides, about 1/2 thick each. The legs are 4” square.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#5 posted 09-03-2013 12:58 AM

It looks like you are having Fun. How many places did you look for veneer?
Did you try.
I think there are several more in the Northeast. I have to admit that finding nice QSWO in all thickness is hard for me. I have to travel at least 125 miles. Use your table saw with a thin kerf blade to start you cuts when you resaw. I found it was much easier.

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#6 posted 09-03-2013 01:41 AM

Actually, the legs were made of 1/2” resawn QSWO. However, veneer is a pain to come by. Either it’s not flaky enough, too brownish, or just not pretty. Need to see it to buy it. Kinda like a wife.

-- Have a blessed day!

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