Reclaimed wood desk top

(EdwardBilson) #1

After eight months, very nearly finished.

I built a standing desk a couple of years ago to take advantage of a small space in my previously deskless room. The top was scrappy plywood - functional, but I always hoped to replace it.

These are recycled - they came out of a skip, were thicknessed, and cut in half on the tablesaw. They’re laminated, meaning that cutting them open is pot luck: you mught get trash, you might find a really nice figure.

After a slightly botched joining process and a good deal of sanding, I filled the holes with an epoxy resin and sanded flush. I did the final sanding at the weekend and finally took it home for a test fit and oiling. Next step is going to be polishing.

As with every project, I learned an awful lot and have a mental list of stuff to do better next time…


(Dale Connolly) #2

Great project there. Love how it turned out :ok_hand:t2:

(EdwardBilson) #3

And I should have added - thanks to @joeatkin2 for help processing these, and @petra for the advice with the epoxy and the pigment to colour these properly!

(EdwardBilson) #4

Thanks mate. Next is polishing. Lots and lots of polishing