Shop update #146 (8-12-20)

It was another busy weekend but I was able to get at least one of the desk finished!

I started by cutting up some more plywood and made 2 left hand legs for the desks.  Now I have 2 lefts and 2 rights!

The next step was to drill some pocket holes and round over all the sharp edges.  The pocket holes will be used to attach the desktop.

I laid out the 2 sides and back and then glued and stapled them together.

I used scrap plywood pieces as a spacer for attaching the front rail.

I then flipped it over and gave it a base coat of white paint and let it dry over night.

The next day I cut down a piece of 3/4″ sheathing plywood and made 2 desktops.  It was warped so I added some bracing on the bottom to help straighten them out.

I made a trip to Home Depot and had one of the workers cut a full sheet of 1/8″ white board into quarters for me.  It is much cheaper to buy the full sheet than it is to buy 2 quarter sheets individually.  I have 2 quarters left that I plan on using for some custom shaped white boards.  A attached them to to the desktop using wood glue and cases of water as clamps.

While the glue was drying, I gave the desk frames 3 coats of spray paint in the colors that my sons chose.

I let the spray paint dry for 24 hours and then trimmed the whiteboard to fit the desktops.

I then attached the desktop using pocket screws and installed them in the house.  They are now being used for distance learning from home.

I am working on the plans and video now and should have some thing by the end of the weekend.


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