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Reception desk – day 11 – complete

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 … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Reception desk – day 10

Day three of finishing looked just like the day before, so I didn’t bother to post it. I decided, for the last two coats, that I would brush straight, undiluted … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Reception desk – day 9

Just a quick post today. The first coat of wiping poly has had a full day to cure, so to prep for the second coat, I am gently sanding all … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reception desk – day 8

I am down to one thing left to do on the desk and that is the polyurethane finish. I really don’t have the room to set up the spray booth … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reception desk – day 7

I wrapped up construction yesterday, but I didn’t get a chance to put up a post. So todays post has two days of effort. The final big item on my … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Reception desk – day 6

Since I have large round-overs around the counter top, My T-square jig won’t work the same as it did for the shelves. I won’t be able to line up the … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reception desk – day 5

Yesterday’s panels are cured, so I ran them through the planer, taking them down to 3/4″ thick. I ran all of the boards through the table saw to take them … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reception desk – day 4

I have decided to work on the upper portion of the desk next. For the counter top, I want to use a solid piece of 6/4 oak. For this, I … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reception desk – day 3

Well I managed to sneak in a few hours of shop time this weekend around Rob’s wedding. Enough time to finish the counter top anyway. I realized that I forgot … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Reception desk – day 2

So it is shaping up to be a busier week than I planned. I did have some time last night to start on the counter top. I started by wrestling … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reception desk – day 1

I haven’t had much time in the shop over the last couple of weeks, but I put some time in today. I am starting on a two-level reception desk for … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 3

It has been a busy week so far, but I was able to get all of my wood for the project. The majority of the wood was donated by Alex … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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