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Project by LoganN posted 01-04-2019 01:45 AM 891 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A built in desk I did for friends of ours with a walnut top. I made the sides separate from the center so I could make sure that the cabinets made it all the way to the walls. Painted and the top was finished with lacquer

Now I need to make them a top cabinet with lights, doors, and shelves!!





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#1 posted 01-04-2019 03:01 AM

Nice looking top. Great solution on the two supports.

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#2 posted 01-04-2019 03:23 AM

Excellent.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 01-04-2019 12:01 PM

Thanks guys! I was pretty happy with this, but I’m nervous about the upper cabinets! They have to go to the ceiling and the logistics…

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#4 posted 01-04-2019 03:11 PM

Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 01-04-2019 04:53 PM

That is a very well made solution for a unique need.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 01-05-2019 03:34 AM

dang buddy youve been very busy.this came out real nice,the top is gorgeous.i dont no why your worried about the uppers,your gonna kill it like always.congrats on the top 3.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 01-05-2019 03:57 AM

Pottz- I realized the other night that I hadn’t put anything on here in a while and decided to catch up a bit. It has been a busy year though!
Thanks for your kind words, as always, on the projects! I appreciate the confidence – I’ll definitely be posting photos when I’m done

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#8 posted 01-05-2019 10:40 AM

I was wondering how you laminated the walnut pieces for the top?
What size stock pieces where they?
Very nice work
Regard
Anthony’

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#9 posted 01-05-2019 12:56 PM

One of my favourite colour combinations…white with walnut.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-05-2019 02:01 PM



Thanks guys! I was pretty happy with this, but I’m nervous about the upper cabinets! They have to go to the ceiling and the logistics…

- LoganN

If you’re worried that the ceiling will be irregular, the best strategy is to leave 3-4” space and take a 2-stage crown molding from the top of the cabinets to the ceiling. The first stage can just be a plain vertical riser. This creates the distance between the cabinets and ceiling which will disguise any discrepancies. The second stage can be anything you want from a simple bevel crown to something more elaborate, but a bevel crown can be done easily enough on your table saw (also on a router table). In kitchen installations, I usually go about 2 1/4” wide for the top crown.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#11 posted 01-05-2019 04:36 PM

Anthony – I’m not sure what sizes they started out as. I glued them up like I would a table top. Jointed everything, added some biscuits for alignment, and clamped it all. I left it longer than I needed it so I could square it up to the opening during install.

Calmudgeon- thanks for the suggestion! I actually thought about crown molding, but there isn’t any anywhere else in the house. I’m actually more worried about squaring off the corners of the cabinets and not having the whole thing fit right into the open or the corners! Got any suggestions on how to do that?? Seriously

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#12 posted 01-05-2019 11:22 PM

Logan, Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 01-05-2019 11:51 PM



Anthony – I’m not sure what sizes they started out as. I glued them up like I would a table top. Jointed everything, added some biscuits for alignment, and clamped it all. I left it longer than I needed it so I could square it up to the opening during install.

Calmudgeon- thanks for the suggestion! I actually thought about crown molding, but there isn’t any anywhere else in the house. I’m actually more worried about squaring off the corners of the cabinets and not having the whole thing fit right into the open or the corners! Got any suggestions on how to do that?? Seriously

- LoganN

Cheers for the reply, Yes Im just exploring how most people do those type of lamination. Seems biscuit joining is the most popular. Personally I dont have a biscuit joiner but thinking I need one.
Regards
Anth

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LoganN

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#14 posted 01-06-2019 04:12 AM

Anth
You want to make big things, you definitely need something like a biscuit jointer. My recommendation would be to save your moment and buy a festool domino. I have the df 500 and have found it to be a game changer. Honestly I hardly ever use my biscuit jointer because it isn’t nearly as useful as the festool

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