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Reception desk – day 11 – complete

Finish is cured, so its time to put the door back together.

Attaching the hinges

Attaching the hinges

I installed the lock, and the hinges, then located the handle. I used a magic marker to mark the screw holes.

Marking the handle

Marking the handle

 

Drilling out the screw holes

Drilling out the screw holes

Placing a backer board behind the door , I drilled the through holes for the screws.

Attaching the handle

Attaching the handle

After attaching the handle, I attached the back half of the hinges  and installed the door.

The other half of the hinges

The other half of the hinges

The hinge hardware came with some small, clear bumpers, so I attached them at the corners.

Door complete

Door complete

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.

Final rub down

Final rub down

 

Adding leather to some scrap

Adding leather to some scrap

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.

Installing bumpers on the dollies

Installing bumpers on the dollies

 

Help with loading from my neighbors

Help with loading from my neighbors

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.

Strapping the desk down

Strapping the desk down


It made it safely to church and we loaded it back onto the dollies.

Locating the dollies

Locating the dollies

Final resting place

Final resting place

The desk is now in its new home in the narthex of Saint Peter’s in Libertytown, MD.

Ready for use

Ready for use

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.

2 comments on “Reception desk – day 11 – complete

  1. dtugboat
    May 2, 2015

    UT OOH… Time to build chairs without arms. The desk lools great in it’s new home

  2. Michael Mathews
    May 3, 2015

    Congratulations on a job well done! It looks great in it’s home.

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