How to build an Standing Desk / Drafting Table

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Blog entry by tommytompkins posted 12-18-2017 10:19 PM 1271 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making a build video from a hickory standing desk that I completed not too long ago. It’s a solid hickory desk that moves up and down with electric actuators that are wired to a rocker switch that sits under the desk. It goes from a seated position to a max height of 44.5 inches tall. I filled the knots with epoxy and finished everything with Arm-R-Seal Satin finish. I must admit, it’s a really fun build! See below for the full build video:

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-- Tommy Tompkins, Stillwater MN,

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 12-20-2017 04:01 AM

I enjoyed the video of the desk build. I like the way you made your own chisel to get dried glue from the inside of the slide — good thinking.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 01:29 PM

Great build. Thanks for the video.

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

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