07 Jun. 2001|
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Note also the handy built-in tool tray for storing sanding blocks, pushsticks, and other workshop items. I always found myself needing a bench mounted disc of belt sander for rounding edges of wood mainly when building wooden toys for my son.
Signing UpStep 1: Find a suitable boxFirst find or make a wooden box - at least one side and the top must be pretty square to each other. After using a cheap plastic card table as my only table for nearly two years I decided it was time for a change.
Signing UpStep 1: Assemble Your MaterialsTo make this table I used three pieces of reclaimed Douglas Fir.
I also used reclaimed wood to make this table so it's a bit cooler looking (and environmentally friendly!).The finished product is heavy, but not too bad. They came from this 25' piece of wood that they were nice enough to cut into pieces for me.As far as other consumables go you'll need some wood glue, tenons (or biscuits), and some table legs.
The Arm-R-Seal is an excellent choice for fir, heart pine, or virtually any hardwood but 3-5 coats on a porous species of wood will build depth, aid in cleaning, and help (somewhat) toughen the top from denting and scratching.
Their saw fits perfectly into a metal guide that I can line up with the edge of the wood (or any edge I want).
It also has a protractor that fits to the guide to allow me to cut at any angle.Frankly, a used table saw is probably cheaper and would do a better job, but space is at a premium where I've lived and I move a lot.
If you are using this Instructable to help with your desk, for this part just make sure the wood is cut nice so it fits together well. Good luck with your desk!-Davemiscbws3 years agoReplyThanks for posting step-by-step - I was so impressed with your table that I decided to try it myself. I'm planning on opening a coffeehouse in a few years (student loans are a pain in the butt) and I was thinking about doing a big, common, reclaimed wood table and now I KNOW I'm going to.