Discussion in 'Modding' started by talladega, 23 Apr 2012.
So the desk is not finished but almost! The filecabinet, overhead cabinet, drawers and the smaller desk are finished and assembled and in our office.
Heres some pics
As you can see the overhead cabinet and file cabinet are not accessable right now. Waiting for the larger desk to be finished. I hope to finish by end of next week.
What still needs to be done is to finished the large desk and then drill holes and install grommets for cables in both desks.
MOAR UPDATES PLEASE!!!! I'm jealous of your desk right now.. hmm *schemes*
BTW I was joking about thinking of stealing your desk.. lol!!!
I was hoping I would have it finished by now, but unfortunately there has been no progress since my last post. I have been sick since the 26th and am only now slowly getting better. There is not a whole lot left to do so hopefully we can get it done soon.
I have finished it!
Here it is. I think the pics can speak for themselves.
The first few photos don't show the cork board that I made. I just finished that today.
Excuse my poor cable management.
Talladega: master cabinet maker extraordinaire...
This is amazing work, 'dega, you're a talented guy! The craftsmanship in this looks extremely professional, well done!
My Grandad was a carpenter and cabinet maker, so naturally Dad is pretty handy with woodworking as well. I know the basics, but I wouldn't be anywhere near confident about attempting something like this - have you had training or is this something you've picked up from a family member? Maybe neither?
'dega, do you mind if I have a copy of the designs of these? They look amazing!!! My desk that I made when I was younger doesn't even measure up to these!!!
PLEASE!! Can I have a copy!!
Thanks! I've had no training, but have done a fair bit of woodworking at home with dad and by myself. I've built 2 other (crappy) desks before, as well as a stock for my target rifle.
Not everything turned out perfect. The desk is in two main pieces and the top of one is darker than the other. Partially from not wanting to bother using wood conditioner and from the stain being mixed differently. A few other things didn't turn out as 'perfect' as I wanted. But it's not anything someone would really notice except me, so it's ok. If I had better quality (and more accurate tools) I could do a better job, but I would think this is something that could be sold for a good price.
Planning this for a few months and being patient is what allowed it to turn out the way it did.
I don't really have much for "plans" actually. I made rough drawings in a note pad with approximate dimensions then made a 3D model of it in Sketchup with exact dimensions and then figured out all the pieces I needed to cut and used a program to print out a Cutlist.
I can email you those if they would help you get a start on your own, but definitely you would not be able to take the files and build it exactly how I did. A lot of it was in my head. lol The cutlist would get you all the pieces (except a few that I think I changed after making it).
PM me your email if you want it for some direction for your own plans.
Yeah.. YGPM 'dega
emailed you.... let me know if you got em.
sorry but forgot to tell you...
anywhoo, when you're working on your kitchen cabinet and you're looking to stain, take a look at general finishes... they make great stuff...
also, google for blotch control... charles neil makes a blotch control that you apply before stain, it makes for even staining even on sapwood/core combos you may find on ply veneers.
'dega.. i got them.. thanks.
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