New Desk Organizer
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23 December 2015 at 5:13 pm #133373
I’ve been working on a desk organizer/charging box for a couple of months. Last night I did the last of the glue-ups.
I picked up the plan for this on Amazon after seeing various versions of the box in lumberjocks.com.
This project has rabbet joints, dado joints, rail & style panel and I did dovetails on the draw instead of the grooves and dadoes it called for in the plan.
Many firsts for me:
Rail & Style
Veneered panel and draw bottom
More than 1 dovetail per side
Needless to say I learned a lot. Glue-up was the hardest part for the main box: trying to figure out how best place the clamps and keep everything square.
Still have to apply the finish, after the last glue is done.
Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA23 December 2015 at 5:19 pm #133377
Wood is poplar, with a myrtlewood veneer and a walnut draw knob.
Here are a few more pics.
Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA23 December 2015 at 7:59 pm #133383
Looking good, nice contrast choices.
Martin ... Tucson, Arizona, USA.23 December 2015 at 11:08 pm #133387
That looks really good.
"New York is big, but this is Biggar"23 December 2015 at 11:41 pm #133389
Looks great, I bet it will attract a lot of attention on your desk.
One thing I don’t understand – is the shelf above the drawer removable, or is that a pre-glue pic? If it is removable, what is the benefit?
Southampton, UK24 December 2015 at 12:28 am #133393
I like working with poplar. It’s light and easy to work, but not as knotty as pine. Looks good, too.
Denver, Colorado27 December 2015 at 9:05 pm #133452
@chemical_cake: That is a pre-glue up pic. I needed to be sure I could adjust the draw rails, once main part was glued, so didn’t glue that until the end.. No need for it to be removable.
The box is a gift for my sister. She’s making space on her desk for it.
@delong1974: Yes, I like poplar over pine as well. I like the color richness and nuances. And it’s so easy to plane and shape..
The entire box got it’s coat of oil, now I’m waiting for some drying time before i finish with poly.
Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA24 January 2016 at 10:29 pm #134155
Organizer is in its home. I put on 3 coats of poly (satin finish).
Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA
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