Floating Red Oak Standing Height Desk

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Project by snufalufegus posted 07-22-2019 01:45 PM 612 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the quickest turn-around I’ve ever had on a project…even though there wasn’t much to it. Wife asked for it on Friday evening and I was at her office installing it on Sunday afternoon. A little outside of my comfort zone as i like to take my time and design/plan everything out perfectly. Wife is a little over 6 months pregnant and she gets uncomfortable sitting at her desk all day. She wanted something like this so she could be on her feet when needed. As this needed to be done in roughly 24 hours, i didn’t have time for a full panel glue-up. Took a trip to my local hardwood mill Saturday morning and found this perfect board…5/4 red oak roughly 16” wide. Looked fairly stable so i just surfaced it by hand and ran it through the planer a couple times and jointed the edges on the table saw. Gave the exposed edges a nice chamfer with the trim router. After going to town with my card scraper, I finished it with some of the 100% plant based walrus wood oil that i just picked up. Amazing stuff. Went to rockler to pick up a new jar of odies oil and they were all out. Found this which was about 1/4 the price of the odie’s oil and i don’t think i’ll ever go back. Had to come up with a different installation technique as my wife’s office is framed with metal studs and this was the first time i’ve ever anchored to steel. Drilled 1/2” holes through the studs and anchored a sheet of 3/4” fire treated plywood using a couple of those 1/4” strap toggles from my local big box store. I believe the manufacturer is Toggler. Then mounted the floating supports to the plywood. I’m pretty proud of myself for the quick turn-around. I would have loved to put more detail into this but i just didnt have time. Its functional and my wife and her business partner love it.


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#1 posted 07-22-2019 03:01 PM

Happy Spouse, Happy House. You may even get extra points for being quick. Probably a first for Man-kind in that category, so spend them wisely.

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#2 posted 07-22-2019 03:22 PM

Round off those corners before someone walks around the room without looking and gets stabbed in the gizzard.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-22-2019 07:50 PM

it came out super and just what she need!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-24-2019 10:37 PM

You are a good Hubby… I liked your work and your attitude.

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