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Desk and Printer Table

  • April 9, 2016

KountryKnots
KountryKnots
KountryKnots
KountryKnots

A friend of ours had a not-so-great office desk that she wanted replaced and downsized a bit. As soon as I saw the colors in her office, a sort of sea bluish green, I was immediately transported back to our trip to the St Martin and St Thomas and all the shutter style accents on the homes there.
Building methods used were of simple nature. Utilizing 2x4 and 2x2 framework, jointed with the Kreg Jig. Then overlapping the 1x4 stock, glue and nailed in place. Then wrapped the corners with 1x6 to finish off the bottom section. The top was two pieces of prefabricated laminated table top in pine. One side would have to have a semi circle to accommodate the desk user since she wanted and “L” shape desk. Those two pieces were joined with biscuits and glue.
The top is finished in Varathane’s Kona stain, then three coats of Varathane’s polyurethane satin finish. The bottom section is painted in Valspar Interior satin finish.
Using off the shelf wood (with a lot of sanding) the build was enjoyable. I will say in hindsight, building a filing cabinet is not on my top things to do. I had a bit of a time getting the width of the file drawer just right to hang folders on it and then had to size that for the box the drawers slide into.

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Desk and Printer Table

by KountryKnots
Apr 09, 2016

A friend of ours had a not-so-great office desk that she wanted replaced and downsized a bit. As soon as I saw the colors in her office, a sort of sea bluish green, I was immediately transported back to our trip to the St Martin and St Thomas and all the shutter style accents on the homes there. Building methods used were of simple nature. Utilizing 2x4 and 2x2 framework, jointed with the Kreg Jig. Then overlapping the 1x4 stock, glue and nailed in place. Then wrapped the corners with 1x6 to finish off the bottom section. The top was two pieces of prefabricated laminated table top in pine. One side would have to have a semi circle to accommodate the desk user since she wanted and “L” shape desk. Those two pieces were joined with biscuits and glue. The top is finished in Varathane’s Kona stain, then three coats of Varathane’s polyurethane satin finish. The bottom section is painted in Valspar Interior satin finish. Using off the shelf wood (with a lot of sanding) the build was enjoyable. I will say in hindsight, building a filing cabinet is not on my top things to do. I had a bit of a time getting the width of the file drawer just right to hang folders on it and then had to size that for the box the drawers slide into.