Beetle Kill Pine Desktop with pipe legs

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Project by Gerry posted 10-06-2014 11:39 AM 3951 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first woodworking project I attempted in quite some time, I managed to get my hands on some nice beetle kill pine, mostly 2×12 in 10-12’ lengths. So I kept it pretty simple and put together a desktop with a keyboard slider. I used steel pipe for legs, which took a couple coats of black oil paint and a poured epoxy finish on the top. Had a lot of fun and the family even likes it which is a bonus!

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 11:46 AM

Very cool!!! I love the look of that BKP. Your use of the metal to make the legs works so great with the top. Like the lamp on the desk too it all work together great. AND bonus points with the family = new tool purchase for another cool project.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 12:09 PM

Great desk and lamp!

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 02:21 PM

Very cool! I like the way you kept the pipe theme going with the lamp! Nice desk!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 03:00 PM

Great desk, Would love to work with some of that wood. Nice design bringing in the pipe. Looks great. The finish on the top a great!

Like others I would love to hear more about the lamp. How does it turn on and off? Did you some way tie it into the valve. What kind of fitting did you use for the bulb. That thing is cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 10-07-2014 02:34 AM

Hey Ken,
Thanks for the interest and kind words, yes the lamp turns on and off with the valve, it’s tied into a standard click on, click off switch I found on Amazon. The bulb socket is just a compression fit into the fitting.

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#7 posted 10-07-2014 03:35 AM

I love lamp… and desk!

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"

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#8 posted 10-17-2014 05:46 PM

I see you have a steampunk lamp. Did you make that?

-- Rich

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#9 posted 11-03-2014 01:58 AM

I see you have a steampunk lamp. Did you make that?

- rantingrich

Hi Rich,
Yes I did. Took a little figuring out, but I got to work with the switch wired to the hose valve handle.

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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