Oak standing desk

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Project by rwde posted 02-25-2012 03:57 AM 4333 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to take down a very large pin oak from my front yard a while back, and just couldn’t see it reduced to firewood. Some nice folks with sawmills helped out; now, I have more oak than I’ll use in many years (I posted about the sawing process some time ago). This is my first project with the resulting wood, a standing desk of my own design. The through-tenon was kind of fun. Learned some things about tools, wood, planing and sanding, and am more interested than ever in making stuff, so it’s been a good and creative experience. Finished with multiple coats of wipe on poly. Am using it at work. I built it to be solid, stable and provide enough room to do computer work while standing comfortably. I kind of like it. Beats the heck out of getting stiff and slumping in a chair all day. Thoughts & comments welcome.


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#1 posted 02-25-2012 04:50 AM

Rob, thanks for the comment on my pen and in return a comment on your desk. I’m a big fan of standing while using the computer…keeps your blood flowing. Nice job and clever use of the tenon.

-- Save every piece of scrap, the best things come from what others cast aside --

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 06:44 AM

Great desk. I’ve been meaning to make one of these! Thanks for the reminder. :)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 05:35 PM

Very nice job. Beautiful top too!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 06:22 PM

Nice job, I love the joinery

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 06:24 PM

I’m trying to convert to the standing desk. If mine was this gorgeous, it’d be an easy transition:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 02-26-2012 03:47 AM

Thanks for the feedback, folks. Much appreciated.


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