Thursday, October 30, 2014

Project: Reclaimed Barnwood Desk - Update

It's been a while since the last post about this project. Since I'm a hobbyist, without proper shop space, and very little spare time - working on projects can be a challenge. Plus I have a tendency to jump from one project to another, getting a little bit of each done here and there.

I also picked up a couple of commissions along the way too. Those make me nervous. (Mostly because I figure expectations are really high)

The desk is going well. I'm in the final phase of the build. I applied the last coat of polyurethane clear coat to it (4 coats total, light sanding in between each) - and I picked up some parts for the legs as well, which I'm excited about.

Here are a few sneak peeks at what's been going on:

(Above: Minwax Satin Polyurethane is the finish of choice for this project)

(Above: After the 4th and final coat - it's sealed up nicely)

(Above: "Black Steel" plumbing fittings - went with 1/2" which seems sturdy)

I will hopefully have more time this weekend to get the legs worked on - at least mounting the flange plates, and find out the sizes of the pipes I still need to have cut.

Stay tuned!