My sons new computer bench I have been talking about

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Project by SCOTSMAN posted 04-13-2009 04:51 PM 4424 views 1 time favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from sapele unfortunately I didn’t have wide pieces, and it is made from literally hundreds of pieces of wood to get the finmished product .The top alone has eleven piecres of timber and the little bases have 25 pieces apiece .I still have to fit the door magnets as the ones I had were unsuitable.It is made to my own design . I hope you approve kindest regards Alistair

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

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#1 posted 04-13-2009 05:07 PM

Excellent job, Alistair! That is some very nice lumber, but you certainly had a lot of gluing-up to do

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 04-13-2009 05:15 PM

Job well done.. your son will be proud of that peice for years to come

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 04-13-2009 05:19 PM

Mighty fine Scotty

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#4 posted 04-13-2009 05:21 PM

I agree with Charlie M. The number of pieces reflect your patience and your skill. If I tried to put that many pieces I’d probably needs your son’s (the MD) help.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#5 posted 04-13-2009 05:22 PM

Very nice job…. I love the finish and the hardware…Looks very functional, too…. I’m sure your son will enjoy many years of use… Making something like this, for your son is certainly a gift of love…

What joining method did you use?



-- Happy and safe woodworking, [email protected]

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#6 posted 04-13-2009 05:30 PM

Alistair, it is amazing how you have made this table with so many pieces. Lot of hard work must have gone into making it. But then it is for your son ! All details required for a computer table have been taken care of. The handle of the cabinet door is very attaractive. Is it made of brass or copper?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 04-13-2009 05:54 PM

Now that is patience ! It looks like another family heirloom has been created.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#8 posted 04-13-2009 05:54 PM

Gorgeous Job, Alistair!

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

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#9 posted 04-13-2009 06:04 PM

Hi all thanks for the encouraging comments

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

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#10 posted 04-13-2009 06:05 PM

Hi all thanks for the encouraging comments.Sharad the handles are called pattenated bronze.regards Alistair

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

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#11 posted 04-13-2009 06:14 PM

Nice job. I love the clean lines and usefullness of the piece.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 04-13-2009 06:37 PM


If I wanted to copy this piece and had the wide Sapele to do it, I would rip the material and glue it together to get the same look as your project. A superb example of the object being the sum of the parts.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#13 posted 04-13-2009 06:57 PM

Very nice. This is great Alistair. Nice job. What patience you must have! Wow!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 04-13-2009 07:04 PM

Great job, Scotsman!!! I love the look of all the smaller pieces. Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 04-13-2009 07:30 PM

Great design, I like the wood tones. But FYI, just ensure the computer has plenty of circulation…I just rebuilt her machine after it overheated and died, due to lack of air flow.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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