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Project by fo4life posted 09-05-2020 03:34 PM 675 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year, because of the ‘rona, my son’s school has chosen to do distance learning for the first couple of months. Needing a dedicated space away from distractions, he needed a desk. Being as this would now be his primary work space, i asked the boy what kind of desk he wanted. He wanted a standing desk, i knew he would also need a siting desk. So as part of the home education, he and i designed and built a desk.

Originally, I was thinking this would be a temporary thing and we should just build it from the cheapest construction grade material we could get. I realized if done nice it could a useful and pretty item for a few more years, rather than just a throw away temporary item. And I am glad I did. I had been wanting to get back by my local hardwood store anyway and this was a great excuse. After looking around the dealers place I decided on peruvian walnut and sycamore.

The design is adjustable between 28 and 46 inches. It adjusts via a 1 inch diameter peg on each leg. The legs from the upper section ride inside sleeve formed by the lower leg. Adjustment holes are drilled every 3 inches for several different positions as the boy gets taller.

It is finished with boiled lindseed oil and paste wax.

Thanks for looking and reading.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken





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#1 posted 09-06-2020 02:27 AM

Very nice. I like your implementation of the mechanism.

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#2 posted 09-06-2020 02:28 AM



Very nice. I like your implementation of the mechanism.

- swirt

Thanks!

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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