Stand up Desk/Table

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Project by drewpy posted 08-20-2019 06:54 PM 1005 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to come up with something for writing on while I was exercising. I keep a log to check myself. It also needed to hold my water, blue-tooth speaker, and some pencils. This is what I came up with.

I made it the perfect height for me. I added a light, two slots to hold pencils, and enough room to hold my speaker. The flat side table holds my water and phone.

The white base is simple poplar that has been painted. The top is just pine with Mahogany trim finished with several coats of Zinsser shellac. The slanted top base/desk can be removed and used as a sitting/laptop writing desk. It is held on using simple dowels. The lid is help on by a piano hinge (pic #6). I used mortise and tenon on the bottom base and simple 45’s for the writing box.

On the back side I have two USB ports and and three A/C outlets (pic #5). The lamp is plugged into one of them.

Here is what first got me thinking about a design and it grew from there.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#1 posted 08-20-2019 07:22 PM

Hey that’s pretty cool. I really like it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 08-20-2019 08:23 PM

Good looking desk ! Looks very functional, and by your description, very well thought out. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 08-20-2019 09:29 PM

Thanks Jerry and KD! It was fun.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 08-21-2019 05:41 AM

You realy know how to please yourself. Very good and practical construction.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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