If you think better on your feet, then you provides a place to sit if you want to rest definitely need this desk. You can put your your feet.
foot on the front rail and get really corn-
Many of the techniques used to build fortable. The two drawers have pencil this desk are the same as are used to build holders and plenty of room for paper stor- the walnut writing desk in the previous age. The top has a faux leather panel that chapter. Just refer back to that chapter to provides a nice writing surface. The stool review any of these techniques.
Top/Bottom Frame Part A-1
Vinyl Writing Top
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Top/Bottom Frame Part A-1
Cutting List • Stand-Up Desk
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*Note: The legs are tapered on the two outside sides only. The inside sides are left square for ease of assembly.
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Vinyl writing top Ks" x 20" x 30%"
Metrie Cutting List • Stand-Up Desk
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*Note: The legs are tapered on the too outside sides only. The inside sides are left square for ease of assembly.
m First, machine the legs using the tapering jig on the table saw. Since the tops of the legs are angled to match the pitch of the work surface, move over to the miter saw and cut the leg tops to the appropriate angle as shown here.
Plane off the outside corners of the legs at a taper to add a lighter look and feel to the desk. You can do this with either a jointer or with a hand plane. The taper width at the bottom of the leg can be adjusted to whatever looks and feels right to your personal taste.
To draw the curve of the rungs, begin by marking the width at the center of the piece. Then simply connect the two corners with the center mark by bending a strip of wood and tracing the line as shown here.
L ^ J have a doweling jig, a homemade jig is easy to make. The front rails are doweled to the front legs because biscuits wouldn't work. In this photo, the jig Is referenced to the edge of the end of the rail with a block attached to the jig.
| 1 Assemble the top frame using biscuits. Be sure to set them back far L^ J enough so they won't show through when the angle on the edge of the top is cut.
In this photo, the reference block is removed and the edge of the jig Is set on a pencil mark drawn where the edge of the rail will go.
[7| Glue up the rails, aprons, legs and rungs. Then attach the center divider, L ' J side runners and bottom runners. Take your time and make sure these parts all line up and are parallel to each other so that the drawers fit well.
Detail showing the left apron and rear leg joint. The %" x is" reveal at the bottom of the apron adds a nice shadow line.
Assemble the drawers as detailed in the tech art and cutting list. Pay particular attention to the locking mortise-and-tenon joint used at the front of the drawers (shown here). This joint Is made using the table saw. Again, take your time and cut test pieces to get the fit just right.
When sanding, it helps to have a task light set up to create sharp shadows on the work. All imperfections can be seen and sanded out.
Add the drawer pulls of your choice. Here, I used hand-carved pulls with the tool marks still showing to add texture and character.
After cutting the stool legs to size as per the cutting list, glue and L-LwJ screw them to the stool top plate. Note that the notches are cut at the same angle as the tops and bottoms of the legs.
Cut the seat to size. To create the bevel, use a band saw with its table tilted at an angle. Then attach the seat to the top plate.
Construct the writing panel using the same methods as for the previous project. Attach it to the assembly with cleats and screws. Then finish the desk with three coats of clear catalyzed lacquer. A coat of wax on the drawer sides and the runners will let the drawers slide In and out smoothly.
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