Finish is cured, so its time to put the door back together.
I installed the lock, and the hinges, then located the handle. I used a magic marker to mark the screw holes.
Placing a backer board behind the door , I drilled the through holes for the screws.
After attaching the handle, I attached the back half of the hinges and installed the door.
The hinge hardware came with some small, clear bumpers, so I attached them at the corners.
The final thing left to do was to give the entire desk a quick rub-down with a wadded up piece of a brown paper bag. (I recommend Chipotle take-out as a good source of brown paper bags…) The paper removes any last vestiges of dust in the finish and leaves a smooth surface behind.
The dollies are not attached to the desk, and I will need them to be attached to some extent, when we move it, or the desk could be pushed off. My solution was to screw some bumpers to the sides to try to enclose the desk on the inside and the outside. to prevent rubbing on the finish, I used strips of scrap leather and some double-sided tape.
I invited two of my neighbors over to help me deliver the desk. It took a little effort, but we managed to get the desk onto John’s trailer, and Don strapped it down.
The desk is now in its new home in the narthex of Saint Peter’s in Libertytown, MD.
It will be a bit of a tight squeeze until they get some chairs without arms, but I think it will serve its purpose well.